Curriculum and training


Curriculum taughtIn the classroom

The traditional areas of human behavior within a medical curriculum are taught:

  • study of behavioral health and dysfunction,
  • biological underpinnings of behavior,
  • mechanisms of behavioral change, and
  • human development as understood from the individual, family, and sociocultural levels.

Innovative training

Faculty also provide innovative training in several additional areas. This includes:

  • professional and communication skills ,
  • the patient-doctor relationship,
  • interprofessional collaboration,
  • psychosocial aspects of health care delivery,
  • culture and health,
  • health care systems change, and
  • medicolegal and ethical aspects of patient care.

As a faculty, we are very interested in social determinants of health and the social epidemiology and health demography of populations - particularly as it relates to health equity and services disparities