Health Division

Director: Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D., James L. Knight Professor of Health Psychology
Associate Director: Marc D. Gellman, Ph.D.
Clinical Track Coordinator Patrice Saab, Ph.D.
Faculty: Michael Antoni, Ph.D., Sannisha Dale, Ph.D., Barry Hurwitz, Ph.D., Gail Ironson, Ph.D., M.D., Amishi Jha, Ph.D., Youngmee Kim, Ph.D., Maria Llabre Ph.D.Elizabeth Reynolds Losin, Ph.D., Philip McCabe, Ph.D., Roger McIntosh, Ph.D., Frank Penedo, Ph.D., Patrice Saab, Ph.D., Steven A. Safren, Ph.D., Lucina Uddin, Ph.D., and Ray Winters, Ph.D.

The Health Division offers coursework and training to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in three health-related areas: Health Clinical, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Behavioral Medicine. This section outlines these programs and clinical program track, and the core and elective courses for each

Health Clinical Psychology Track

This track of the clinical program is a aimed at training psychologists who are both academically and clinically prepared to work as researchers and clinicians in medical or academic settings.  The program track is designed on the premise that psychologists in health-related settings need skills in clinical psychology as well as a strong foundation in areas related to health, disease processes and research.  Thus, the program track emphasizes combined year-round training in behavioral medicine research and the development of skills in health clinical psychology.  As part of an APA accredited clinical program, the health clinical track requires completion of an internship.  This is the program that a majority of the students in the Health Division are enrolled in.Download Prototypical Course Schedule

Behavioral Medicine (Non-Clinical)

This program is designed to provide systematic research training in biobehavioral and psychosocial factors involved in the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment (including rehabilitation) of disease, and in the prevention of disease in high risk populations.  Emphasis is placed upon interdisciplinary research.  Although a considerable amount of didactic coursework is available within this program, the emphasis of training is upon direct involvement in research on a year-round basis.  Hands-on training in experimental methods, psychophysiology, use of computers, data analysis, and use of instrumentation are stressed.  Because the Behavioral Medicine program is not a clinical program, it offers more flexibility in terms of coursework within and outside the Department of Psychology (e.g., epidemiology, mechanisms of disease, advanced statistics, neuroscience, biochemistry, immunology, and pharmacology).  This program is suitable for individuals (e.g.., RNs) currently holding a post-baccalaureate degree and desiring further training in the area of Behavioral Medicine as well as for individuals interested in obtaining advanced training in such areas as biostatistics and epidemiology.  It is suggested that you consult with the Associate Director of the Health Division before applying to the Behavioral Medicine Program.Download Prototypical Course Schedule