NIH Prevention-Related Study Sections

This list contains NIH Institute or Center (IC) standing review committees or study sections that meet regularly and review NIH research applications related to prevention as a substantial portion of their work (20% or more of the applications are prevention research focused, or were identified through the PACT/Taxonomy Project). These committees are organized by their respective (ICs).

Most grant applications are reviewed by the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) or an NIH (IC). Once an application is assigned to a study section, the review process is organized and overseen by a Scientific Review Officer (SRO) to ensure that it is fair and unbiased. Learn more about how applications are assigned and how you can request a specific study section.

Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences (BILDS) Review Committee

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The BILDS review committee reviews grant and cooperative agreement applications for research and resource projects and for research training activities that develop novel methods and approaches in informatics, library and data sciences for use in health care, public health and basic biomedical research. It reviews applications for grants-in-aid and cooperative agreements for research; resource and cooperative agreement mechanisms in support of research, training, resource development; and scholarly publications in all areas of biomedical informatics, library and data sciences including organization, management, interoperation, analysis, visualization, curation, presentation and sharing of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for use by a wide range of audiences including scientists, clinicians, patients, elected officials, the general public, and intelligent computers.

Clinical Trials (CLTR) Review Committee

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

The CLTR review committee reviews UG3 and U24 grant applications containing NIH-defined clinical trials.

NHLBI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research (MPOR) Review Committee

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

The MPOR review committee reviews patient-oriented research training grants using the K23, K24, and K25 mechanisms.

Behavior and Social Science of Aging (NIA S) Review Committee

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

The NIA S review committee reviews applications in basic social and behavioral research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. It focuses on how people change over the adult life course, the interrelationships between older people and social institutions, and the societal impact of the changing age composition of the population. Applications may emphasize the dynamic interplay between the aging of individuals and their changing biomedical, social, and physical environments and on multilevel interactions among psychological, physiological, genetic, social, and cultural levels.

Epidemiology, Prevention and Behavior (AA 2) Research Subcommittee

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

The AA2 research subcommittee reviews applications on alcohol-related epidemiologic studies, prevention, and consequences of a wide range of behaviors. In addition, it reviews multidisciplinary perspectives and community factors in general or well-defined populations covering all age ranges at risk for alcohol abuse.

Clinical, Treatment and Health Services Research (AA 3) Review Subcommittee

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

The AA 3 review subcommittee reviews research grant applications focusing on the process, outcome, evaluation, and clinical assessment of treatment for alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and alcohol-related disorders. Specifically, it reviews research on the clinical and behavioral aspects of pharmacological issues, early and brief interventions, consumption measurements, methodology and experimental designs, clinical populations, diagnostic procedures, therapy assessments, primary care, comorbidity, behavioral and molecular genetics, and cognitive and neurological issues. Assignments to this Subcommittee also include grant applications examining the effectiveness of treatments as they are implemented in everyday practice settings, and applications investigating how organizational and financial factors affect accessibility, utilization, quality, costs, and outcomes of alcohol services.

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases B (MID B) Subcommittee

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

The MID B subcommittee reviews institutional training grant (Ts) and career development award (Ks) applications in microbiology and infectious diseases. Applications include anything that falls within infectious diseases—both clinical epidemiology and basic research: prevention (vaccines, bed nets, water purification, MTC transmission, etc.), prophylactic therapies, post-infection therapies, epidemiology and risk analysis, and basic research.

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Clinical Trials (AMSC) Review Committee

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

The AMSC review committee reviews clinical trial, planning grant, and clinical observational study applications related to NIAMS' mission.

Pediatrics (CHHD A) Subcommittee

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The CHHD A subcommittee reviews applications related to neonatology, perinatology, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition and growth, pharmacology, epidemiology, pediatric critical care, pediatric infectious disease, and pediatrics (including birth defects).

Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Biology (CHHD B) Subcommittee

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The CHHD B subcommittee reviews applications related to pregnancy, labor, preeclampsia, lactation, placental function, reproductive immunology, and HIV infection.

Biobehavioral and Behavioral Sciences (CHHD H) Subcommittee

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The CHHD H subcommittee reviews applications related to biobehavioral bases of intellectual and developmental disabilities, social development, cognition, language, at-risk development, health and behavior, emotion, basic human behavior, socioeconomic context, culture, child abuse and neglect, neuropsychology, memory, attention, service delivery, attitudes, basic animal behavior, and policies related to these topics.

Function, Integration, and Rehabilitation Sciences (CHHD K) Subcommittee

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The CHHD K subcommittee reviews applications related to clinical aspects of plasticity; recovery and adaptation; limb and joint mechanics; coordination, balance, and mobility; functional impairment and disability; rehabilitative engineering; orthotics, prosthetics, and assistive devices; therapeutic exercise; secondary consequences of disabilities; behavioral and psychosocial adjustment to disease, injury, and chronic disability; functional assessments; and outcomes, participation, and societal barriers for individuals with disabilities.

Health, Behavior and Context (CHHD M) Subcommittee

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The CHHD M subcommittee reviews applications related to the relationships among health, health-related behavior, and environmental processes, conditions, and contexts; the effects of policy, neighborhood, community, school, cultural, parenting, and family influences on individual health, health-related behaviors, and health disparities; health conditions and behaviors such as fitness, risky sexual behavior, substance use, violence, treatment-seeking, and adherence; health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health communication and education; and access to, use, and delivery of health services.

Population Sciences (CHHD W) Subcommittee

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The CHHD W subcommittee reviews applications related to marriage and family; mortality and morbidity; immigration; internal migration; population distribution; economic demography and labor force; ethnography; population and environment; and social, economic, and demographic aspects of fertility and contraception, sexual behavior, policy, child well-being, transition to adulthood, child abuse and neglect, disability, AIDS/HIV/STDs, race and ethnicity, health, neighborhoods, geographic information systems, and culture.

Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases D (DDK D) Subcommittee

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

The DDK D subcommittee reviews both individual and institutional career development grant applications (K, T, R25, R03). Applications may address anything from basic translational to methodological topics.

Mental Health Services Research (SERV) Committee

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The SERV committee reviews applications focusing on research topics in mental health services, including delivery and financing of services; accessibility, use, quality, cost, and outcomes of services; the impact of health and insurance policy changes; and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based and promising new preventive, treatment, and services interventions. It also reviews applications focusing on improving scientific methods to be applied in mental health services research and methods for improving the design and analytic techniques for testing and delivery of new preventive, treatment, and services interventions. Major areas of focus include improved understanding of the factors that contribute to optimal service availability, practice, and sustainability in a variety of care settings and in diverse communities; contextual factors that contribute to more personalized and effective mental health services; and processes for efficient and ongoing assessment, monitoring, and improvement. Research may focus on organizations, systems, or communities and may examine engagement in and adherence to mental health treatment and services. Research may involve a range of techniques, including primary clinical research, qualitative and observational techniques, and/or secondary data analyses. Applications specific to mental health policy development and outcomes are also reviewed by the SERV Committee.

Neurological Sciences Training 2 (NST 2) Subcommittee

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

The NST 2 subcommittee reviews all NINDS-assigned training and career development applications (i.e., F30 M.D./Ph.D. fellowship and K99/R00 Pathway to Independence applications) spanning all of neuroscience—basic/translational/clinical.

National Institute of Nursing Research Initial Review Group (NRCC)

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

The NRCC review group reviews individual training and career development grant applications.