Social and Behavioral Health Sciences PhD
Research the vital, expanding field of social and behavioral health with the Social and Behavioral Health Sciences PhD in Temple’s College of Public Health. This program is designed to develop public health scientists and academics who reduce health disparities and promote positive health outcomes in vulnerable populations. Collaborate with renowned faculty and and learn to develop and evaluate community-based social and behavioral health programs. Faculty mentors manage funded projects that focus on community-based and systems research in areas including addictions, cancer control, chronic disease treatment and prevention, health communications, HIV, maternal and child health, obesity, and organ transplant promotion.
Faculty and doctoral students in the Social and Behavioral Health Sciences PhD program are engaged in extensive evidence-based research to improve public health outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations, such as children, those with chronic illnesses, and people living in poverty. PhD students will develop skills in grant writing, scholarship and teaching and become active members of an academic culture that promotes professional values and ethics in public health research and education.
Social and Behavioral Health Sciences PhD students work closely with faculty mentors on research studies and scholarship activities to build your curriculum vita. In addition to their courses, PhD students participate in conferences, departmental colloquia and professional development opportunities.