The BSL conducts research in the areas of:
Substance abuse risk
Stress endocrine function
Cardiovascular disease risk
Behavioral Sciences Laboratories are dedicated to understanding
biological and behavioral interactions in health and disease.

The BSL was founded in 1962 as a research unit of the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It serves as a core training and research site of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.