CBSI brings together scholars to do and apply behavioral research in response to social challenges.

Hoping to bring together the best of behavioral science and engineering, CBSI was founded in 2018 by professors Morela Hernandez (Darden School of Business) and Leidy Klotz (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences). To date, CBSI has engaged more than 100 faculty and student researchers across eight schools at the University of Virginia and beyond. In addition to offering a subject pool and professional support for empirical studies, CBSI supports all stages of the research process, from idea generation to project development to refinement of manuscripts and other forms of dissemination.

Our Partners

CBSI’s work is made possible through the support of the following collaborators:

University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global-minded, and responsible citizens. Darden’s faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research.

University of Virginia School of Engineering is among the top-ranked engineering schools in the country, and the third-oldest engineering school in the country, founded in 1836. The school leverages its collaboration with UVA’s top-ranked schools of business, medicine, law and public policy to provide our students and faculty with broad-ranging opportunities for education and research.

University of Virginia School of Medicine  educates and trains physicians and research scientists to help people achieve healthy productive lives and advance knowledge in the medical sciences.

University of Virginia School of Nursing, established in 1901, is a school of nursing education. For more than one hundred years, it has been at the forefront of nursing education, service, and research.

National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. The NSF was formed in 1950 by Congress “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.”

SHL helps companies transform productivity through deeper people insight. Powering the future of business, their data and tools drive stronger, more sustainable business outcomes.

ideas42 is a non-profit organization that uses behavioral science to design scalable solutions to some of society’s most difficult problems. They collaborate with a wide range of partners, from leading foundations and non-profit organizations to government bodies and businesses. Whether it’s increasing savings rates in the Philippines, preventing students from dropping out of college in California, educating teenagers about the risk of HIV in South Africa, or saving water in Costa Rica, ideas42 is at the cutting edge of applied behavioral science.

Behavioral Science & Policy Association (BSPA) is a global community of public and private sector decision makers, behavioral science researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners with a bold mission to promote the application of rigorous behavioral science research that serves the public interest. BSPA functions as an information hub, and community builder—connecting individuals and organizations through their conferences, workshops, and the publication of the journal Behavioral Science & Policy.

World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects. It comprises two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the International Development Association. The World Bank is a component of the World Bank Group.

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University is a multidisciplinary research and education center, whose singular mission is to develop technologies and solutions to better our energy and environmental future.