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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

WVU receives federal grant to support cardiovascular health and wellness

WVU Office of Health Services Research is embarking on a five-year initiative with clinic and community partners to address cardiovascular health disparities with the help of a $3.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.