Research done by investigators affiliated with the Center for Behavior & Health (CBH) addresses several overarching themes. The first is health behavior change. Behavioral risk factors (obesity, tobacco use, poor-quality diet, physical inactivity, risky substance use, unsafe sex, poor sun protection, insufficient sleep) are the most prevalent preventable risk factors for chronic disease. CBH health behavior change scientists study determinants of the onset and maintenance of health risk behaviors. They investigate biobehavioral mechanisms whereby unhealthy behaviors "get under the skin" to compromise health, and they develop, optimize and evaluate interventions that promote healthy lifestyle behaviors. A second CBH research theme concerns psychosocial and contextual influences on illness and quality of life. This work aims to help patients manage adverse psychological, social and environmental influences that could otherwise disrupt illness management and treatment adherence. A third theme concerns implementation and sustainment of evidence-based, tailored health practices by facilitating integration into service delivery systems. Explore the examples below to see illustrative current grants in each domain by CBH investigators.