The Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center is the measurement and surveillance unit of the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. The center was established in 1999 and is an invaluable resource to faculty and staff conducting research both within the MU system and beyond. 

HBRRC is dedicated to providing the highest quality data collection, analysis and reporting services to researchers and research entities at the state, federal, local, institutional, and foundational level. 

We specialize in data collection, analysis and reporting in single or multiple mode; designing a custom package for each client based on preferred specifications and needs. Our expertise lies in conducting health related telephone surveys using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system.

Currently, the HBRRC has the organizational capacity to conduct over 100,000 health surveillance interviews annually. 
HBRRC has the technical knowledge, collaborative partnerships, and operational flexibility to conduct data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

Our Mission

HBRRC’s mission is to improve health and advance science through surveillance, research and practice. To accomplish this mission, the HBRRC is committed to the scholarship of discovery which includes:

  • Conducting health surveillance through state and federal entities, the University of Missouri and other institutions of learning, foundations and private organizations.
  • Discovering new knowledge through research that integrates social, behavioral, cultural and physical factors critical to understanding problems, implementing programs and developing policies focused on chronic disease prevention and health promotion
  • Integrating the expertise of multiple disciplines in pursuit of understanding determinants of disparities in health and health care
  • Disseminating knowledge on disparities of health and health care by educating health care providers and community members through innovative teaching methods.
  • Applying knowledge to the practice of disease prevention and health promotion through partnerships with community and academic organizations.
  • Supporting other researchers through provision of data collection, analysis and reporting.

This mission is accomplished by providing high-quality data collection, analysis and interpretation services possible to meet the research needs of our partners with an extraordinary emphasis on exceeding expectations and the creation of value.