The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) is a multidiscplinary department with over 50 faculty 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. Faculty in BSS 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 BSS Program offers courses of study leading to the Master of Science (ScM) and Master of Arts (AM) degrees in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention. BSS faculty also teach and advise Brown undergraduates and train and mentor postdoctoral research fellows.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our cutting edge research and opportunities for training.
Christopher W. Kahler, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair