UCI Biobehavioral Shared Resource

The Biobehavioral Shared Resource (BBSR) provides a consultative service to assist researchers as they incorporate patient/participant reported outcomes into their projects. This support includes expertise on patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument selection, PRO instrument development, and consideration for data collection assessment intervals and strategies to obtain valid and reliable PRO data. The BBSR has expanded service to include focus group design and conduct, offered in English and Spanish.

The primary activities of the BBSR include consultation on behavioral and/or quality-of-life self-report measurement, research design, data collection, interpretation of self-report data, manuscript preparation and counseling interventions within clinical trials.
The BBSR has participated in translational research in psychoneuroimmunology, examination of behavioral issues that enhance recruitment and compliance within cancer center clinical trials and development of behavioral and quality of life outcomes associated with clinical trials.
The aim of the BBSR is to support cancer researchers by providing them with the necessary expertise and assistance to incorporate Patient/Participant-Reported Outcomes (PROs), health related Quality of Life (QOL), and counseling interventions within clinical trials into their research.

• PRO Instrument Selection
• PRO Instrument Development
• Research Design Consideration
• Data Collection Strategies
• Results Interpretation
• Patient Counseling

Director: Lari Wenzel, PhD
Phone: 949.824.3926

Manager: Chelsea McKinney, PhD, MPH
Phone: 949.824.3384
Email: comckinn@uci.edu