Social & Behavioral Sciences

General Information

The mission of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Division is to promote training and research that is focused on: 

(1) understanding the psychosocial, behavioral, community, and societal influences on health in the general population, including those who are disadvantaged; and 

(2) creating multilevel interventions that eliminate barriers to health, from infancy to old age.

The SBS Division, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to addressing health problems, is the conceptual successor to Yale School of Medicine’s former Institute of Human Relations, which was founded in 1929.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Leadership


People, A-Z

  • Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social & Behavioral Sciences)
  • Department Chair and Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Psychology
  • Associate Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in the MacMillan Center and Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law and Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Associate Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Associate Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Associate Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

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