Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Works to advance the frontiers of the behavioral and social sciences and their applications to public policy. Read more
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Conducts a range of activities where policy meets the life sciences, including the environment, geography, laboratory animal use, and natural resource issues. Read more
Division on Engineering & Physical Sciences
Focuses on government missions in defense, space, and aerospace; national infrastructure challenges; science and engineering disciplines; and continuing assessments of federal labs and research programs. Read more
Institute of Medicine
Identifies concerns in medical research, care, and education and examines policy matters relating to health care and public health. Read more
Policy and Global Affairs Division
Works to improve S&T public policy, understanding, and education, particularly with regard to national strategies and resources, global affairs, work force, and the economy. Read more
Transportation Research Board
Provides leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange. Read more
Gulf Research Program
Thirty-year research program that focuses on human health, environmental protection, and oil system safety in the Gulf of Mexico region. Read more
The analysis used to set standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for new U.S. passenger cars and light trucks from 2017 to 2025 was of high caliber overall, but NHTSA and EPA should re-examine certain issues, says a new National Research Council report.
Wait times for health care appointments vary tremendously throughout the U.S., ranging from same day service to several months, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
A new Academies report discusses the pros and cons of offering collective flood insurance policies to communities, and identifies challenges that must be addressed if it were to be implemented.
Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
Our mission is to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health. Our independent, expert reports and other scientific activities inform policies and actions that have the power to improve the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world.
Seven major programs of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conduct studies, facilitate workshops, and undertake other activities: Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Earth and Life Studies; Engineering and Physical Sciences; Institute of Medicine; Policy and Global Affairs; Transportation Research Board; and the Gulf Research Program.