SBS PhD Competencies

Graduates of the SBS doctoral program will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Identify individual, organizational, community and societal influences on health, health behaviors, disease, illness, injury and disability
  • Utilize social and behavioral science principles and applications to advance public health research and education
  • Conduct and disseminate rigorous and innovative social and behavioral science research relevant to public health
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate behavioral and structural interventions to promote health and health equity, prevent disease and injury, alleviate disability, and improve quality of life
  • Know and appreciate the history, philosophy, and professional ethical standards of public health