Director: Michelle Naughton, PhD, MPH

The Behavioral Measurement Shared Resource (BMSR) assists investigators who wish to incorporate behavioral research into the broader research goals of the OSUCCC – James. By supporting cancer control, population science and clinical research, the BMSR helps investigators with integrating behavioral aims within any basic, clinical, or population science research; participant recruitment and accrual to ensure the inclusion of research participants broadly representative of the target population(s); and the collection and management of both quantitative and qualitative research data.

BMSR's Goals

The BMSR achieves its goal of helping investigators integrate behavioral research questions into their projects by providing expertise and offering services in five primary areas:

  1. Research design
  2. Behavioral assessment
  3. Participant recruitment and accrual
  4. Data collection
  5. Population-based data retrieval

Cross-Institutional Work 

The BMSR has worked closely on a number of projects with investigators from other institutions. Their collaborations have involved design and development of data collection forms and processes, recruitment of study participants, interviewer training and data management. Institutions with which the BMSR has collaborated include:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Duke University
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Holzer Cancer Clinic
  • Indiana University
  • Northwell Health
  • Penn State University
  • Southeastern Medical Oncology Center
  • Tufts University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Wayne State University

Contact BMSR

Heather Aker, MPH
Program Director
Phone: 614-293-7846
Fax: 614-293-5611 

1590 N. High St.
Suite 525
Columbus, OH 43201

Availability: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Assistance provided for other schedules on an as-needed basis.

Additional Contacts:

Caroline Gault, MPH
Phone: 614-293-2452

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