Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Our collaborative institutes bring together expert researchers from a variety of disciplines and organizations to conduct cutting-edge research that advances the field of psychology.

Brain Electrophysiology Laboratory Company

BEL (Brain Electrophysiology Laboratory) is a neuroscience technology company dedicated to advancing the study and understanding of the human brain. The laboratory was originally located in the basement of Straub Hall and now is a leading neuroscience technology company dedicated to the study and understanding of the human brain.


Center for Brain Injury Research and Training

CBIRT conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CBIRT’s research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability, and quality of life. Our training activities promote the use of best practices among educators and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI.


Center for Digital Mental Health

The Center for Digital Mental Health conducts research and builds digital tools to enhance mental health. Its work focuses on using mobile and wearable devices to unobtrusively track and analyze behavior and use the data collected to detect mental health needs and provide adaptive, personalized interventions exactly when users need them.

Center for Digital Mental Health

Center for Translational Neuroscience

The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) at the University of Oregon translates discoveries in basic neuroscience, psychology, and related disciplines to improve well-being, promote resilience, and mitigate the effects of early adverse experiences on physical and emotional health. CTN houses research projects, science communication initiatives, professional development, and intervention program development, implementation, and evaluation activities.


Decision Research Center

Decision Research investigates human judgment, decision making, and risk. Our research scientists and associated research staff have a wide range of expertise and work on basic research and in a variety of applied areas including aviation, business, environmental issues, finance, healthcare, intelligence analysis, and terrorism. We work with private companies, nonprofit organizations, and federal and international agencies.

Decision Research Center

Institute of Neuroscience

The Institute of Neuroscience (ION) is a group of biologists, psychologists, mathematicians, and human physiologists at the University of Oregon that has pooled its expertise to tackle fundamental questions in neuroscience. ION boasts a highly collaborative faculty with expertise in genetics, development, electrophysiology, optogenetics, functional imaging, computational modeling, and theory.


Oregon Research Institute

Oregon Research Institute (ORI) is dedicated to understanding human behavior and improving the quality of human life. Funded by research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the United States Department of Education, ORI scientists study such topics as childhood obesity and behavioral problems, ways to strengthen children's social and academic success, adolescent and adult depression, and understanding and preventing eating disorders.


Oregon Social Learning Center

The Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) is a non-profit, collaborative, multidisciplinary research center dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning. We apply that understanding to the design and evaluation of interventions that strengthen children, adolescents, families, and communities.


Prevention Science Institute

The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon is a multidisciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. Its core mission is to improve the lives and well-being of at-risk children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan.


Psychology PhD candidate Kayla McComb

"My research focuses on how environmental musical experience impacts infant vocalizations. I chose the University of Oregon psychology program for its interdisciplinary approach to research and expert mentors working within my research area!"

—Kayla McComb, PhD in developmental psychology, '27