Research in the Division of Behavioral Medicine aims to understand how mechanisms by which psychological, psychosocial and behavioral factors contribute to the development and maintenance of disease and to develop treatment interventions targeting these mechanisms. Our research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, NARSAD, the March of Dimes, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Nathaniel Wharton Fund.

Our goal in Behavioral Medicine is to conduct research that aids in enhancing our understanding of the development and physiological mechanisms of the mind-body system, and to use that knowledge to manage and prevent disease across the lifespan, and to inform the delivery of clinical services, education and training.



Research Assistants