PBHL 512
Social and Behavioral Sciences

The social and behavioral sciences in public health address the behavioral, social, and cultural factors related to individual and population health and health disparities over the course of life. Research and practice in this area contributes to the development, administration, and evaluation of programs and policies in public health and health services to promote and sustain healthy environments and healthy lives for individuals and populations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the causes of social and behavioral factors that affect health of individuals and populations
  • Identify critical stakeholders for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs, policies, and interventions
  • Describe the role of social and community factors in both the onset and solution of public health problems
  • Discuss merits of social and behavioral science interventions and policies
  • Apply evidence-based approaches in the development and evaluation of social and behavioral science interventions



Class Type

Graduate Course