Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine

  • Howren Appointed to Veteran's Affairs National Advisory Committee on Rural Health

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  • Gabriel discusses funding relationship ethics

    Dr. Joseph Gabriel publishes a paper on the ethics of Beecher's funding relationship titled “The Warmth of His Continuing Interest”: Henry K. Beecher, the Bioethics Revolution, and Pharmaceutical Industry Funding of Academic Medical Science in Cold War America.

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  • Hou, Wu, et al. make strides with NF1 and PNs research paper

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  • BSSM Studies Recognized Among College of Medicine Research

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  • Winning Collaborative Collision Team Represents the College of Medicine

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  • Sheffler's Research Grant to study cognitive Health

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The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine will transform behavioral and person centered science and scholarship in 21st century medical education - facilitating improvements in the health and well-being of individuals, their communities, and especially the underserved.





The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine investigates and emphasizes the influence of individual, interpersonal, and community factors on health, in the context of behavior, social, and societal forces. Our work integrates community partnership with principles and methods from the behavioral and social sciences and bioethics to promote health, especially for the underserved. This is demonstrated through:





Practice based teaching and training in bioethical and biopsychosocial aspects of health.





Conducting cutting edge interdisciplinary research and scholarship that generates knowledge leading to improvements in interventions, healthcare practice, and health outcomes.




Service activities that support and advance our professions and improve health for individuals and communities.