The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) is a multidiscplinary academic department in the Brown University School of Public Health. Over 50 BSS faculty members are actively engaged in research and teaching to understand the behavioral and social determinants of public health problems and to develop interventions to change behaviors and improve social contexts related to public health. BSS faculty conduct collaborative research with a substantive focus on behavioral health issues such as alcohol and other drug abuse; smoking and tobacco use; obesity, nutrition, and physical activity; HIV and sexually transmitted infections; and health disparities and culture.  

 

The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers courses of study leading to Master of Science (ScM) and Master of Arts (AM) degrees in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention, and to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences. BSS faculty also teach and advise Brown undergraduates and train and mentor postdoctoral research fellows.

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Faculty Administrative Positions

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Biello, Katie BrooksVice Chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Kahler, Christopher WChair of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Faculty Positions

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Ahluwalia, Jasjit SinghProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Aston, Elizabeth RAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Avila, JaquelinePostdoctoral Research Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Barnett, Nancy PProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Becker, Bruce MAdjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Becker, Sara JAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Benitez, Tanya JAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Berey, BenjaminPostdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Bernstein, MichaelAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Biello, Katie BrooksAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Bock, Beth CProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Bohlen, Lauren ConnellAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Borrelli, BelindaAdjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Borsari, Brian EAdjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Braciszewski, Jordan MAdjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Brewer, JudsonAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Britton, Willoughby BAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Carey, Kate BProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Carey, MichaelProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Cassidy, RachelAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Celio, Mark AAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Chan, Philip AAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Cioe, Patricia AAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Colby, Suzanne M.Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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DiBello, Angelo MAdjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Doucette, HannahPostdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Dube, Catherine EAdjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Dulin, AkilahAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Dunsiger, Shira IAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Eaton, EricaAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Elwy, Anashua Rani GhoseAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Epstein, Lynn CClinical Professor Emerita of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Fava, JosephResearch Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Fulton, John PClinical Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Gamarel, Kristi EAdjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Gans, Kim MAdjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Garneau, DeborahTeaching Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Gaudiano, Brandon AProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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George, EliseTeaching Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Ghee, MedevaAssociate Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Goodyear Chavanne, KimberlyAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Grigsby, DianaAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Gunn, Rachel LAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Guthrie, Kate MProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Haass-Koffler, Carolina LAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Harrison, Abigail DAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Helseth, Sarah AAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Hernandez, LynnAdjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Hoeppner, Bettina BAdjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Holland, PatriciaAssistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Hughto, Jaclyn WhiteAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Jackson, Kristina MProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Janssen, TimAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Kahler, Christopher WProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Kang, AugustineInvestigator in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Kearns, NathanPostdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Kelly, Lourah MPostdoctoral Research Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Kiene, Susan MAdjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Koerbel, LynnAssistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Kuo, Caroline CAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Lechner, William VAdjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Leggio, LorenzoAdjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Lewis, David CProfessor Emeritus of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Littman, LisaAssistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Lopez, GabrielaPostdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Loucks, Eric BAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Mackillop, JamesAdjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Magill, MollyAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Marcus, Bess HProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Martin, Rosemarie AnnAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Mastroleo, Nadine RAdjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Meisel, Matthew KAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Meleo-Meyer, FlorenceAssistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Mereish, Ethan HAdjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Merrill, Jennifer EAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Metrik, JaneAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Micalizzi, Lauren GAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Miller, Mary ElizabethAdjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Miranda, RobertProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Monnig, Mollie AAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Monteiro, Lois AProfessor Emerita of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Monti, Peter MDonald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Murphy, Cara MAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Nazareno, Jennifer JAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Nunn, Amy SProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Operario, DonProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Orban, SusanTeaching Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Pellowski, Jennifer AAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Pielech, MelissaPostdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Portis, SamanthaPostdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Proulx, JeffreyAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Rakowski, WilliamProfessor Emeritus of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Risica, Patricia MAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Rogers, Michelle LAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Rohsenow, Damaris JaneProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Rosen, Rochelle KAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Scott, Kelli SAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Scott-Sheldon, LoriProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Shin, Jong CheolPostdoctoral Research Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Snell, L MorganPostdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Sokolovsky, Alexander WAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Spillane, Nichea SAdjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Stein, LyndaAdjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Stevens, Angela KPostdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Stroud, LauraProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Swift, Robert MProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Tidey, JenniferProfessor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Tovar, AlisonAdjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Treloar Padovano, HayleyAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Vandenberg, JacobAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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von Ash, TaylaPostdoctoral Research Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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von Ash, TaylaAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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White, Tara LAssistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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Williams, David MAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Wray, Tyler BEdens Family Chair in Healthcare Communications & Technology

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Zelaya, DavidPostdoctoral Research Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Zink, ThereseClinical Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences