The outcome evaluation of the Mind-Body Interactions and Health (MBIH) program sought to determine whether the program had met its programmatic goals and objectives, and to assess the contributions the program had made to the broader field of mind-body interactions and health research. The program was established by Congress in 1999 (and ended in 2009) to expand research on interactions among the brain, mind, body and behavior and on the mechanisms by which factors such as emotions, cognitions and attitudes, and social and behavioral phenomena directly affect physical and mental health.
The MBIH program achieved its two main goals, and the research centers and research projects produced clear and positive effects across all five of the research benefit categories examined in the evaluation. The evaluation provided clear evidence that two programmatic research objectives were accomplished (facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in research ideas, and building a capacity for mind-body research through cultivation and development of research personnel and funding of research core services).
Report Title: The Mind-Body Interactions and Health Program Outcome Evaluation
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Rosanna Ng, 301-496-5367
Performer: The Madrillon Group, Inc.
Record ID: 9824 (Report issued September 30, 2011)