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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.


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. […]

April 3rd, 2019|

CBHRS kicks off 4-year $1 million project to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies

CBHRS and its partners on the Women’s Health Nurses and Midwives Collaboration for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy (WHNMCAP) project are  meeting for the first time this week to map out the next four years. They are also sharing information at the Alaska Public Health Summit as […]

January 24th, 2019|

New CBHRS Report Supports Alaska’s Opioid Misuse Prevention Efforts

Researchers in ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services  (CBHRS) conducted interviews with individuals who use heroin to explore ways individuals began opioid use and how their use progressed over time. Their report found that few participants began use with heroin but transitioned […]

January 14th, 2019|

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