NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Seeks Nominees for Matilda White Riley Honors

By Bobbie Westmoreland posted 14 days ago

May 5, 2021, OBSSR again will celebrate the enduring influence of Matilda White Riley on NIH. This year’s event will reflect Dr. White Riley’s research trajectory and legacy by including a keynote address and presentations by the winners of Early Stage Investigators Paper Competition.

OBSSR invites you to nominate outstanding social-behavioral scientists for the MWR Selection Committee to consider for giving the keynote address at the 14th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Science Honors on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 which will be held virtually. Learn more about the Honors event and previous awardees: .

The person(s) you nominate should have a research career that has advanced behavioral and social scientific knowledge in areas within NIH’s mission and Dr. White Riley’s vision including,
  • An expanded conceptualization of health and wellbeing that includes effective cognitive, affective and social functioning; and quality of life
  • Behavioral and social sciences research results that improve the lives of people and society
  • Illuminate the complex and dynamic interplay among processes at multiple levels (e.g. interactions between genes and the built, natural, and social environment)
  • Influence of social and behavioral factors on physical health and the utility of this knowledge for clinical practice and health policy
  • Life course perspective on development, health, and wellbeing of individuals and societies
  • Research approaches that build theory and methods in the advancement of knowledge on health and wellbeing
Nominees need not have NIH funding.

Please save your nominee information as a PDF file and send it to Erica Spotts by COB January 29, 2021. Nominee information should include:
  • Page 1: Nominee’s full contact information, including link to their webpage(s)
  • Page 2: A one-page statement demonstrating how the nominee’s research results and practice correspond with Dr. White Riley’s vision
  • Page 3: Nominee’s CV and/or NIH bio sketch
If you have any questions, please contact Erica Spotts, Chair, NIH Matilda White Riley Lecture Selection Committee.