School of Public Health
Social and Behavioral Sciences PhD Competencies


Core Competencies for the Social and Behavioral Sciences PhD

  • 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.
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