FRONTIER posts relevant literature, events, and resources for investigators to learn how to engage in outreach and advocacy, with an eye toward advancing the field of neuro-prevention and increasing its policy relevance.

The listings here will be expanded upon and updated on a regular basis. Resources selected for this page are intended to:  (a) facilitate new collaborations between basic researchers and intervention/implementation investigators; (b) increase awareness of neuro-prevention research and its applicability in communities; (c) craft the science in an accessible way for policymakers.

Featured Literature

New and particularly germane publications are included here and updated regularly.  Additional literature on a variety of topics relevant to this line of research can be found below by clicking “View more”.

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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Monthly webinars to learn about the latest research from international experts in the field of brain and behavior research including addiction, anxiety, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, OCD, PTSD and schizophrenia.

Society for Neuroscience
Join the nearly half a million neuroscientists from around the world who have propelled their careers at an SfN annual meeting — the premier global neuroscience event.

Society for Prevention Research
The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well being.  Annual meetings take place immediately after Memorial Day.

Brookings Institute
The next frontier in evidence-based policymaking: The science of scaling

Carving a Path to Science Advocacy and Policy
In this interview with Dr. Bankston, we learn about her career path to science policy and advocacy, the skills she still uses from her Ph.D. training and how you can make the transition.
Have you ever thought about pursuing a science policy career? Are you wondering how to make the transition? What skills do you need? Dr. Adriana Bankston transitioned from bench research to a Principal Legislative Analyst at the University of California (UC) in the Office of Federal Governmental Relations in Washington, D.C. The Policy and Advocacy Fellowship at the Society for Neuroscience launched her career in this field.
Carving a Path to Science Advocacy and Policy – SFM

National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives
The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives is a large professional organization, founded and directed by Diana (Denni) Fishbein, PhD, devoted to translating the existing body of scientific knowledge into effective and sustainable practices, systems and policies. At present, there are nearly 1,000 members with expertise across the prevention spectrum and about 70 national organizational affiliates. NPSC organizes congressional briefings, writes white papers, position statements, fact sheets, and op-eds. The coalition works closely with members of congress, state legislative offices, and agency administrators to increase awareness of the value of prevention science and to promote the adoption of evidence-based prevention strategies. For more information, visit their website:

NIH Funding Process
NIH funded research has led to breakthroughs and new treatments, helping people live longer, healthier lives, and building the research foundation that drives discovery. Read on for an orientation to NIH funding, grant programs, how the grants process works, and how to apply.

NIH Training Centers
NIH programs help to prepare the skilled, creative and diverse biomedical research workforce of tomorrow. or

Policy Development and Advocacy Workbook
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that responds to the aspirations of people around the world to live in democratic societies that recognize and promote basic human rights. Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to support and strengthen democratic institutions and practices by strengthening political parties, civic organizations and parliaments, safeguarding elections, and promoting citizen participation, openness and accountability in government
Policy Development and Advocacy Workbook – NDI.

Scholars Strategy Network
Training researchers to inform policy. Participants will learn how to become a trust resource to policymakers and civic leaders, identify opportunities when your research can have the greatest impact on policy, choose policy-relevant research questions, combine rigor and impact, and be an effective public scholar in a politicized era.

Science Advocacy for Therapists
A Researcher Goes to Capitol Hill, Susan S. Woodhouse, Ph.D
This website has useful information about the need to advocate for science, practical information about various ways you can engage in science advocacy, as well as links to sign up for advocacy alerts that can help you better understand key issues that have arisen and would benefit from a timely response. The Toolkit has information on everything from how to present your message to how to contact your representatives in Congress to how to make a visit to Capitol Hill to advocate for science in person.
Science Advocacy for Therapists – SfPT