The Behavioral Health and Survey Research Core (BHSRC) is a shared resource designed to support Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) investigators interested in using state-of-the-science, evidence-based behavioral and epidemiological research methods for cancer-related research. The BHSRC is led by Kathryn Pollak, PhD, and Laura Fish, PhD, who together have over 30 years of combined experience designing and implementing surveys and developing educational materials. Collectively, BHSRC staff provides unique expertise in behavioral science, epidemiology and survey research.
The BHSRC provides three essential services: 1) needs assessment/qualitative data analysis, 2) survey development, and 3) patient education materials development.
Needs Assessment and Qualitative Data Analysis
Patient Education Materials
Services and resources provided by the BHSRC are available to all DCI members. Members interested in using this resource should contact Dr. Fish directly, either by phone or email. Once the initial request is received, Dr. Fish will schedule an in-person or phone meeting with the requesting research team and appropriate BHSRC personnel.
Duke Cancer Institute members have priority access to services. For more information about our services and fees, please contact Katherine Zeph.
Shared Resource: Behavioral Health & Survey Research Core
Most of the Duke Cancer Institute’s shared resources offer a glimpse into a smaller world, whether by allowing researchers to better understand the shape of organic compounds, isolate and sort particular cells of interest, or track the growth of tumors in animal models. The Behavioral Health and Survey Research Core (BHSRC) is a *developing shared resource that offers assistance within a larger, less predictable area: human communication and behavior. More
*As of January 2018 the BHSRC is now a shared resource; no longer a developing resource.
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