The Behavioral Health and Survey Research (BHSR) core is a shared resource designed to support Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) investigators interested in using state-of-the-science, evidence-based behavioral and epidemiological research methods for cancer-related research. The BHSR core is led by Laura Fish, PhD, who has more than 21 years of experience conducting qualitative research, designing and implementing surveys and developing educational materials. Project Manager Katherine Zeph has more than 25 years of experience as a graphic designer. Collectively, BHSR core staff provides unique expertise in behavioral science, epidemiology and survey research.
The BHSRC provides three essential services: 1) needs assessment/qualitative data analysis, 2) survey development, and 3) patient education materials development.
Needs Assessment and Qualitative Data Analysis
Patient Education Materials
Services and resources provided by the BHSRC are available to all DCI members. Members interested in using this resource should contact Dr. Fish directly, either by phone or email. Once the initial request is received, Dr. Fish will schedule an in-person or phone meeting with the requesting research team and appropriate BHSRC personnel.
Shared Resource: Behavioral Health & Survey Research Core
Most of the Duke Cancer Institute’s shared resources offer a glimpse into a smaller world, whether by allowing researchers to better understand the shape of organic compounds, isolate and sort particular cells of interest, or track the growth of tumors in animal models. The Behavioral Health and Survey Research Core (BHSRC) is a *developing shared resource that offers assistance within a larger, less predictable area: human communication and behavior. More
*As of January 2018 the BHSRC is now a shared resource; no longer a developing resource.
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