About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is to promote the public health through:

  • Inter/transdisciplinary focus on 1) the application of behavioral and social science approaches to the prevention, treatment, and management of physical disease and illness; and 2) the identification of relationships among behavioral, social, and biological factors in health
  • Supporting a range of research methodologies including basic, applied intervention, and translational Social and Behavioral Sciences research
  • Targeting individual, community, and societal levels with this range of methodologies
  • Addressing special population needs
  • Fostering collaboration, education, and mentoring of investigators
  • Fostering education and mentoring of students
  • Providing community education and outreach


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