William (Bill) Riley, PhD
Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH

Bill was appointed Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), and Associate Director of NIH for Behavioral and Social Sciences in 2015. He is currently servicing as the Interim Deputy Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative. A clinical psychologist by training, his research interests include behavioral assessment, psychosocial health risk factors, tobacco use/cessation, and the application of technology to preventive health behaviors and chronic disease management. His research has included the use of mobile phones and other mobile computer devices to assess and intervene on tobacco use, dietary intake, physical activity, sleep, and medication adherence. He also is interested in the application of engineering and computer science methodologies to the behavioral sciences.