Enhancing your expertise

SBM wants all our members, regardless of career stage, to get all the training and developmental resources they need to succeed in their respective fields. Whether you’re a student, a mid-career professional or a senior leader, SBM offers a combination of live and online opportunities to meet continuing education requirements, plan a collegiate-level course, get advice and resources for your next research project or hone your leadership skills.

Continuing Education

SBM offers opportunities for obtaining continuing education credits for seven different professions. Learn about these opportunities and/or inquire about applying to SBM for accreditation of continuing education credits for your educational program/activity.

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SBM's Behavior Change Ground Rounds webinar series happens on select Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET. Check out archived and upcoming webinars that cover a variety of behavioral medicine topics.

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Leadership Institute

SBM offers a year-long Leadership Institute for mid-career members. The institute kicks off with an in-person, two-day workshop where participant fellows attend skill-building sessions and engage with former participants. Then, throughout the institute year, fellows develop their own self-identified leadership projects, and receive one-on-one coaching from professional coaches and peer-group mentoring from SBM leaders.

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Monica Baskin Diversity Institute for Emerging Leaders

The purpose of the SBM Monica Baskin Diversity Institute for Emerging Leaders is to help early-career members from diverse backgrounds or those who are working with those from underrepresented populations develop into effective, thoughtful leaders by fostering leadership skills and a deep understanding of the principles of diversity and inclusion. The Diversity Institute is a year-long endeavor, featuring an intensive one-day, in-person workshop followed by ongoing small-group mentorship.

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Consultation Program

Have you ever wanted to chat with an expert regarding state-of-the-art methodology in your field of study? Could you use help on your grant’s specific aims from an experienced grant reviewer? Would you like advice on preparing for tenure review? Members now have the chance to seek out the help they need through the SBM Consultation Program.

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Good Clinical Practice eCourse

SBM has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to offer free training and certification for good clinical practice in social and behavioral research.

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CORE Platform

The CORE Platform from ReCODE Health is a central location where you can share your expertise or ask questions about digital tools used in health research and practice. Browse the resources available in the CORE Resource Library, participate in Q&A on the CORE Forum, and connect with colleagues on the CORE Network.

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Interested in enhancing your team’s communication skills? Sign up for free 30-day trial subscription to DocCom, an online curriculum with 42 modules and over 400 videos.

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Science of Behavior Change Research Network

This group seeks to improve the understanding of underlying mechanisms of human behavior change by promoting basic research on the initiation, personalization, and maintenance of behavior change. They've has developed a comprehensive measures repository.

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Community Engagement Studios

Consultative Community Engagement Studio meetings with community members provide researchers with the opportunity to ask questions of people who have a personal interest in the outcomes of their research, leading the researchers to modify their protocols or even their specific aims. Community members may provide input on any stage of the research project, including weighing on whether a proposed study merits doing at all.

These studios may sound daunting and time-consuming, but they're actually very feasible. And they work. 

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Sci Comm Toolkit

Science communication has the power to change lives. By sharing your science with the public, you can reach more people and create real-world impact. Whether you are a sci comm beginner or a full-fledged expert, this toolkit has all the resources you need to communicate your work effectively. There’s a little bit of something for everyone, no matter how you learn best or which communication vehicles interest you most. Podcasts, infographics, videos, op-eds, tip sheets, tweets—we’ve got it all! The possibilities are endless. Take some time to explore our toolkit and find out what sci comm can do for you.

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