Organization profile

Many of the most pressing issues facing modern society are social and behavioral problems. Poverty, health behavior change, globalization, food insecurity, lost human capital, and fast-paced technological innovation are challenges that, at their core, are social and behavioral science issues. The Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) was created to help address some of the grand challenges facing society that can be answered using the deep social and behavioral science expertise housed at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

In particular, the CSBS focuses on three grand challenges: solving poverty, the effect of the digital revolution on society, and the role of social and behavioral factors in health. Since these grand challenges cut across many different colleges and departments, the CSBS fosters interdisciplinary research teams that harness the complementary strengths of the Illinois faculty.


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