Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource


The Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource (BMISR) has more than 25 years of experience as a national leader in providing support to researchers investigating behavioral factors such as:

  • Lifestyle: Diet, Physical Activity
  • Quality-of-life: Sleep, Symptom Management
  • Modifiable Risk: Sun-Safety, Sexual Practices, Tobacco Use

BMISR is a unique "one stop" resource that provides investigators one access point to several research services ranging from study design consultation to intervention delivery to data analysis.

We have a wide range of valid and reliable questionnaires for assessing human behavior.  Questionnaire descriptions and samples are located in the BMISR INSTRUMENT REPOSITORY which is a collection of Arizona questionnaires in addition to proprietary instruments available with permission from other sources.   

The BMISR continues to be a leader in development of diet and activity data collection mobile health (mhealth) technologies. The BMISR utilizes smart phone applications and other mHealth tools to improve data quality and ease respondent burden and offers training on the use of these eplatforms for real-time data capture.  BMISR can use smart phone photographs to enhance diet recall interviews.  

The BMISR has ActiGraph Accelerometers for the collection of physical activity measures. The accelerometers are small and provide a minimally invasive tool for direct measure of physical activity and can connect via bluetooth for real-time data capture. 


Consultation Services

Behavioral Intervention Data Collection Equipment Training Analysis
Behavioral Research Design Participant Material Development Phone Interviews Accelerometers  Dietary Recall Training and Certification Accelerometry Analysis
SMS Platform Development Health Coaching Printed and Online Questionnaires Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

Motivational Interviewing Training (MITI)

Statistical Summaries
Text for Grant Proposals, Manuscripts, Abstracts, Presentations Real-time SMS response Questionnaire Development DEXA Machine MITI Scoring Nutrient/Physical Activity Analysis













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The BMISR consists of a CORE RESEARCH TEAM providing expertise in dietary and human behavioral assessments. The BMISR, which is directed by Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD and Lois J. Loescher, PhD, RN, FAAN, consists of a small professional staff including an operational manager, database manager, database analyst and several student research assistants. The BMISR Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of experienced researchers that address a broad spectrum of research issues, and provide consultation regarding the design, validation, and implementation of behavioral assessment in the context of clinical research.

Please explore our website to learn more about the future areas of expansion and other changes being made now to ensure that the BMISR is prepared and able to meet the needs of our Investigators.Thank you for visiting our website!

For more information, please contact:

Angela Yung

Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource
3950 S. Country Club Road, Suite 330
Tucson, Arizona 85714

(520) 626-8316 phone
(520) 626-3355 fax

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