lessons can be drawn from their efforts that should guide those who fund and conduct research in this area?

  • What are the key lessons to be drawn in terms of barriers to the conduct of this research and its application in medicine, public health, and public policy?

  • What priorities emerged across the reports in terms of training needs, research opportunities, and translation into practice?

  • What observations regarding the differences between behavioral and social sciences and the biological sciences might be useful to improve communication/collaboration?

This report is a proceedings of the symposium from these experts in the field. Topics covered include research design, training, infrastructure investments, grant making, etiology, interventions, and priority investments necessary to support rapid advances in the behavioral and social sciences.

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