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Hunter Serves as OBSSR Acting Director

Dr. Christine M. Hunter

Dr. Christine M. Hunter

OBSSR deputy director Dr. Christine M. Hunter began serving as acting NIH associate director for behavioral and social sciences research and director of the Office of BSSR, following the retirement of Dr. Bill Riley in December. 

A captain in the Public Health Service, Hunter previously was director of behavioral research focused on obesity and diabetes prevention and treatment at NIDDK.

Her research interests are on advancing precision health and the application of rigorous but varied methods and designs in the behavioral and social sciences across the translational spectrum.

NIH has begun a nationwide search to replace Riley.

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