Center for Biobehavioral Research

Center for Biobehavioral Research

The Sanford Center for Biobehavioral Research (CBR) is a clinical research and education facility with a particular focus on eating disorders, bariatric surgery, child traumatic stress, and mental health care delivery in rural settings.

CBR is committed to working closely with our clinical colleagues to collaborate on scientific projects in a manner that enhances the ultimate clinical value of the work. At CBR, we believe that the best medical science is conducted in close collaboration with our clinical colleagues, and our patients.

 

We also place high value on offering impactful education to our colleagues, the health care community and the general public.  As well as providing mentoring opportunities for early career investigators in the fields of eating disorders and bariatric surgery research, thus ensuring our continued pursuit of scientific answers to real-life problems.

 

For more information check out our Portfolio.

 

 

Areas of Focus 

 

      Eating Disorders and Bariatric Surgery Research

o   Sanford Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) 

  Biomedical Statistics Core

  Human Subjects Core

  Research Assessment Core

o   The Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders Research T32 

o   Sanford NIH-Funded Research Program in Eating Disorder Research

 

o   Sanford NIH-Funded Research Program in Bariatric Surgery Research

 

o   Sanford/University of Minnesota Integrative Cognitive Affective Therapy Learning Collaborative

 

      Sanford Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth

o   Sanford Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Training Program

o   ND Statewide Response to Problematic Sexual Behavior of Children

o  Traumatic Stress Education Series

o   REACH- ND

o   Project HEAL:  Enhancing Trauma Care for Native American Youth to Heal

       Technology and Mental Health

o   Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

o   SAMHSA Collaborative with St. John’s University

o   Sanford/Toronto General Hospital:  Project Restore

o   Sanford/UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences:  Behavioral Health Bridge

       Genetics and Pharmacogenetics

o   Educational Curriculum with NDSU and Imagenetics     

 

 

Resources

Our Team

Meet the Team

Stephen A. Wonderlich, PhD
Vice President Research, Sanford Health
Scientist

Ross D. Crosby, PhD
Director of Biomedical Statistics
Scientist

Scott Engel, PhD
Director, Center for Biobehavioral Research
Scientist

Kristine Steffen, PharmD, PhD
Director of Biomedical Research, Center for Biobehavioral Research
Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, North Dakota State University

Lauren M. Schaefer, PhD
Assistant Scientist

Gail Kerver, PhD
Assistant Scientist

Joseph Wonderlich, PhD
Assistant Scientist

Dorian Dodd, PhD
Assistant Scientist

Leslie Laam, PhD
Assistant Director of Biomedical Statistics
Assistant Scientist

Leah A. Irish, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Biobehavioral Research
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University

Jeff Johnson, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Biobehavioral Research
Associate Professor, North Dakota State University

Nicola Herting, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Biobehavioral Research
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Mental Health Director, Red River Children's Advocacy Center

Paul D. Rokke, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Biobehavioral Research
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University

Emily Sargent, PhD
Clinical Investigator, Center for Biobehavioral Research, Sanford Research 
Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident, Sanford Health

Robert Dvorak, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Biobehavioral Research
Associate Professor at University of Central Florida

Lee Baugh, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Biobehavioral Research
Associate Professor Basic Biomedical Sciences USD

Glen Forester, PhD
Assistant Scientist

Brianne Richson, PhD
NIMH T32 Post Doc

 

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