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Transformative science for social change.





Our Mission

At the Center for Translational Neuroscience and Health, our mission is to use the tools and discoveries of neuroscience, psychology, and related disciplines to improve mental and physical health across the lifespan. Our work translates research findings into programs that improve well-being and prevent distress and disease; communicates and shares knowledge with the public; and engages the community in science and dissemination efforts. We also conduct basic research in neuroscience, clinical and developmental science, and health psychology to support our inclusive science translation mission.

Our Expertise

Our work spans the spectrum from basic science to policy work and program development. Click on a content area to learn more, or visit our projects page to see our full portfolio.

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Laughing While Working
Committed to the Cause

Cross-discipline collaboration to maximize impact! Researchers with specialties in basic neuroscience methods such as neuroimaging, neuroendocrine research, and psychophysiology collaborate with those interested in evidence-based prevention and intervention programs.


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UO Lab work

This represents a new way of going about intervention development and a whole new framework for thinking about clinical sciences
– Elliot Berkman


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Online Masters in Psychology

Evidence-based program evaluation, neuroscience, and research skills training tailored for the working professional. Program launches Winter 2021. Now accepting applications.


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Cutting Edge Translational Science

Melynda Casement, associate professor of psychology, and Jason Carbone, an assistant professor of social work, found that disrupted or reduced sleep…
The research world is constantly churning out valuable information with the potential to change people’s lives. But how does that information…
In a study, people responded to messages that resonated with them personally—up to a certain extent. The results could help shape responses to future…

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