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The Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS) is a research center that provides scientific expertise, partnerships, and resources to promote health and improve health outcomes for communities and individuals across the lifespan.

CBHRS’ multi-disciplinary team of scientists, research associates, and students engage in research, evaluation, and training that addresses the most pressing community health problems both within and outside of Alaska.

Primary interest areas for research and evaluation studies include:

  • promoting evidence-based healthcare practice and policy
  • addressing and preventing misuse of alcohol, opioids, and other substances
  • preventing suicide
  • promoting health and well-being across the lifespan
  • reducing health disparities.


Alaskans are preventing opioid overdose death by using naloxone

A new paper by CBHRS researchers Dr. Bridget Hanson and Becky Porter describes experiences of Alaskans using naloxone to prevent opioid overdose in their peers. Participants described naloxone as easy to use and effective in reversing overdose. They emphasized the need to have naloxone […]

January 15th, 2020|

CBHRS researchers present about Alaska opioid evaluation at AEA

Researchers from ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS) shared work evaluating Alaska’s response to the opioid crisis at the recent meeting of the American Evaluation Association held in Minneapolis, MN. Bridget Hanson presented about the methodology used for recent key informant […]

November 19th, 2019|

ISER’s Jodi Barnett reports on successful program to strengthen Indigenous youth wellness in Alaska

Jodi Barnett, project manager for ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services, is lead author of a new paper in Health Promotion Practice discussing the important role that Alaska youth culture camps have in locally driven and multilevel suicide prevention.Read more […]

April 3rd, 2019|
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