Mission Statement

Mission Statement

May 18, 2014

The mission of the Behavioral Science & Health Services Research (BS/HSR) Assembly of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) is to improve the quality and value of healthcare and the patient experience in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

The Assembly is home to experts in patient and provider education, medical education research, psychology, adherence, clinical epidemiology, statistics and psychometrics, health disparities, health systems research, health economics, comparative efficacy and effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes measurement and research, performance measurement, quality improvement, population health and implementation science.  

The BS/HSR Assembly will achieve this mission by:

  • Advocating for increased attention, support and funding for behavioral science and health services research and training.
  • Promoting communication and networking opportunities within the BS/HSR Assembly and across other Assemblies through a range of activities, including programming at the ATS International Conference.
  • Developing official ATS workshop reports, statements, systematic reviews, technical standards, and guidelines in collaboration with other groups within ATS and other organizations.
  • Advocating for and mentoring of members and trainees with interests consistent with the BS/HSR Assembly.