Biobehavioral Health

Looking at Health Issues from all Angles

The Biobehavioral Health (BBH) Department in the College of Health and Human Development is an innovative and interdisciplinary program designed to explore health from all angles. Our scholarship and teaching focuses on how biological, behavioral, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental variables interact to influence health across time scales and levels of analysis. Departmental research covers topics including (but not limited to) physiological processes; health behaviors; genetics and epigenetics; chronic disease; neuroscience; global health; psychological states and processes; environmental exposures; bioethics; health disparities; and intervention science. One of the first programs of its kind, BBH hosts a highly successful undergraduate program, a university-wide minor in Global Health, and a novel interdisciplinary Doctoral training program.

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Department of Biobehavioral Health
The Pennsylvania State University
219 Biobehavioral Health Building
University Park, PA 16802