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Behavioral and Social Health Sciences

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary graduate program that trains graduate students who are interested in (a) analyzing the complex behavioral and social determinants of public health, (b) developing interventions to change behaviors and improve social contexts related to public health, and (c) employing behavioral and social science theory and methods to understand contemporary health problems and to develop interventions that improve the health of individuals and populations. The program puts substantive focus on diet, physical activity and obesity; alcohol/drug use and misuse; smoking/tobacco use and misuse; HIV and sexual health risk behaviors; chronic disease prevention and management; global health; LGBTQI+ health; mindfulness in health; and health disparities and culture.    

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