Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Works to advance the frontiers of the behavioral and social sciences and their applications to public policy. Read more
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Conducts a range of activities where policy meets the life sciences, including the environment, geography, laboratory animal use, and natural resource issues. Read more
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Focuses on government missions in defense, space, and aerospace; national infrastructure challenges; science and engineering disciplines; and continuing assessments of federal labs and research programs. Read more
Health and Medicine Division
Identifies concerns in medical research, care, and education and examines policy matters relating to health care and public health. Read more
Policy and Global Affairs Division
Works to improve S&T public policy, understanding, and education, particularly with regard to national strategies and resources, global affairs, work force, and the economy. Read more
Transportation Research Board
Provides leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange. Read more
Gulf Research Program
Thirty-year research program that focuses on human health, environmental protection, and oil system safety in the Gulf of Mexico region. Read more
Across the military and civilian trauma care systems, the quality of care varies greatly, and up to 20 percent of U.S. trauma deaths could be prevented with better care, says a new Academies report.
A new report that examines the regulations governing federally funded research recommends an independent, national commission to examine and update the ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks governing research involving human subjects.
A new Academies report says that Medicare's value-based payment programs could take into account social risk factors but any proposal to do so will entail both advantages and disadvantages that need to be carefully considered.
A new Academies report identifies a core set of parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices tied to positive parent-child interactions and outcomes for children from birth to age 8.
Our mission is to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health. Our independent, expert reports and other scientific activities inform policies and actions that have the power to improve the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world.
Seven major programs of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conduct studies, facilitate workshops, and undertake other activities: Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Earth and Life Studies; Engineering and Physical Sciences; Health and Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs; Transportation Research Board; and the Gulf Research Program.