Curriculum and training
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.
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