Supported by over $12 million in external funding annually, faculty members in BSS conduct public health research across the translational spectrum. This work spans 

  • from qualitative research across diverse populations to sophisticated quantitative modeling of mechanisms of behavior change
  • from laboratory-based experiments to formative research with community partners
  • from development and testing of behavior change theories to projects that develop, evaluate, implement, and disseminate interventions to promote healthier behaviors and environments

BSS research engages community partners and employs the latest technological advances to measure behavior and social contexts and to deliver interventions.

BSS research and faculty expertise generally falls into the following nine broad research areas.