Goals and objectives of the Department of Behavioral Science include the following:
- Conducting behavioral research on cancer risk behaviors, including the development of a behavioral sciences knowledge base
- Expanding interdisciplinary collaborative research programs between behavioral scientists and other disciplines, including basic science, clinical research and population-based sciences
- Assuring a cohesive, multidisciplinary, critical mass of behavioral science investigators within a well-funded research program
- Building clinical research programs in smoking cessation, genetic counseling and testing for hereditary cancer susceptibility and psychosocial oncology
- Expanding the psychobiology research program for the purpose of conducting research on nicotine dependence, withdrawal and relapse and on basic biobehavioral mechanisms
- Focusing research programs on high-risk, underserved and minority populations wherever possible
Read about our Behavioral Science research programs in the Research section, in Prevention and Personalized Risk Assessment.