Division of Behavioral MedicineIn the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

UC San Diego Division of Behavioral Medicine

Photo: Jim Sallis and colleagues from Nigeria and South Africa tour the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. August 2013.

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About the Division

    The Division of Behavioral Medicine was established in 2012 and has approximately 20 members. The Division's goals include supporting members in their career advancement and providing a forum for intellectual stimulation, professional interactions, and information sharing.

    The members are dedicated to using behavioral science and research to improve the health and well-being of all people. We aim to be resource for behavioral science expertise for the Department, School of Medicine, and the broader community at local, national, and international levels.

Division Goals

  • Become recognized internationally as a leading center of behavioral science research and practice as applied to medicine and public health.

  • Support Division members in professional development at regular meetings through presentations, discussion of research ideas, intellectual exchanges, and support of integration of research, practice, teaching, and service roles.

  • Support Division members in career advancement, such as promotions and recognition.

  • Serve as a resource for behavioral science within the Department and School of Medicine.


Division Overview

The Division of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the UCSD School of Medicine is home to behavioral scientists who are applying their skills to the behaviors that affect health and disease.

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Mission Statement

The FMPH Division of Behavioral Medicine supports members in their career advancement and in pursuit of excellence and leadership in their research, practice, teaching, policy, and service activities related to behavioral science and health. The Division is committed to advancing behavioral science for the purpose of improving health and reducing health disparities.

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