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welcome to the Department of : Social & Behavioral Sciences

Our faculty are dedicated to creating broad, systematic health changes across entire communities. The faculty is committed to providing competency-based education coupled with hands-on experience and the development of critical thinking skills.

Improving the health and well being of communities

Health disparities are shaped by behavioral and sociocultural factors. The study of Social and Behavioral Sciences in public health focuses on psychosocial, behavioral, community and societal influences on health and the development of interventions that eliminate barriers to health and healthcare access.

Recent News

Public Health students gain inspiration, insight from West Virginia Legislature

Traveling from campus in Morgantown, eight women representing the West Virginia University School of Public Health made their way to Charleston in January for the annual Women’s and Girls’ Day at the West Virginia Legislature. This year’s session honored the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment with the theme “Our Voices, Our Vote.”