Behavioral Medicine

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Behavioral Medicine

Overview

This area of study is designed to provide systematic research training in biobehavioral and psychosocial factors involved in the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment (including rehabilitation) of disease, and in the prevention of disease in high risk populations. Hands-on training in experimental methods, psychophysiology, data analysis, and use of instrumentation are stressed. Because the Behavioral Medicine area of study is not a clinical program, it offers more flexibility in terms of coursework within and outside the Department of Psychology (e.g., epidemiology, mechanisms of disease, advanced statistics, neuroscience, biochemistry, immunology, and pharmacology). It is suggested that you consult with the Associate Director of the Health Division before applying to the Behavioral Medicine Area of Study.
Hands-on training in experimental methods, psychophysiology, data analysis, and use of instrumentation are stressed.