Behavioral and Social Sciences

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.

Faculty Administrative Positions

Kahler, Christopher, Chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Faculty Positions

Ahluwalia, Jasjit, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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

Barnett, Nancy, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Becker, Bruce, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Becker, Sara, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Biello, Katie, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Bock, Beth, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Braciszewski, Jordan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Britton, Willoughby, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Carey, Kate, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Carey, Michael, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Cassidy, Rachel, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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

Cioe, Patricia, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Colby, Suzanne, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Dube, Catherine, Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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

Epstein, Lynn, Clinical Professor Emerita of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Fulton, John, Clinical Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Gans, Kim, Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Ghee, Medeva, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Giddon, Donald, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Glasser, Irene, Research Associate in Behavioral and Social Sciences

Guthrie, Kate, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Gwaltney, Chad, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Haass-Koffler, Carolina, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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

Hernandez, Lynn, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Hoeppner, Bettina, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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

Kahler, Christopher, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Keita, Akilah, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Keita, Akilah, Manning Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Knopik, Valerie, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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

Lechner, William, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Leggio, Lorenzo, Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Lewis, David, Professor Emeritus of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Lopez-Vergara, Hector, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Loucks, Eric, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Magill, Molly, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Marcus, Bess, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Martin, Rosemarie, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Meisel, Matthew, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Mereish, Ethan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Merrill, Jennifer, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Metrik, Jane, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Miller, Mary, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Mimiaga, Matthew, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Minugh, Patricia, Clinical Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Monnig, Mollie, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Monteiro, Lois, Professor Emerita of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Monti, Peter, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Nunn, Amy, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Operario, Don, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Pellowski, Jennifer, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Rakowski, William, Professor Emeritus of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Risica, Patricia, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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

Rosen, Rochelle, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Rosengard, Cynthia, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Scott-Sheldon, Lori, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Skeer, Margie, Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Squires, Daniel, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Stein, Lynda, Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Stroud, Laura, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Tidey, Jennifer, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Tovar, Alison, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Vandenberg, Jacob, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

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

Williams, David, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Wray, Tyler, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences