Behavioral Medicine Graduate Program

This program 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. Emphasis is placed upon interdisciplinary research. Although a considerable amount of didactic coursework is available within this program, the emphasis of training is upon direct involvement in research on a year-round basis. Hands-on training in experimental methods, psychophysiology, use of computers, data analysis, and use of instrumentation are stressed. Because the Behavioral Medicine program 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). This program is primarily for individuals (i.e., RNs) currently holding a post-baccalaureate degree and desiring further training in the area of Behavioral Medicine. It is suggested that you consult with the Associate Director of the Health Division before applying to the Behavioral Medicine Program.

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