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.

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    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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, Adjunct 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