Research Strengths

Social and behavioral factors influence all states of health and disease. The Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Division conducts innovative research on social and behavioral determinants of health, using quantitative and qualitative methods and a social justice approach to improving health among underserved populations. Using state-of-the-art technologies, SBS faculty, researchers, and students conduct rigorous observational studies and create multilevel interventions. This research is strengthened by the Division’s ties with the Psychiatry, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology departments, as well as the Law School. Below are the SBS areas of strength with a description of relevant faculty, research projects, and centers.