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Assistant or Associate Professor | Department of Health Behavior and Policy-Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
The Department of Health Behavior and Policy’s mission is to transform the health landscape through multidisciplinary research, education, and service. Our research identifies the behavioral, social, organizational, and policy factors that affect the health of individuals and populations. We utilize rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods and engage diverse communities to develop and evaluate programs and policies designed to promote health, improve health care delivery, and reduce health disparities. Our research findings inform the translation of effective programs and policies into practice. The Department has two doctoral programs (Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Ph.D. in Healthcare Policy and Research). The Department provides graduate students with courses and research experiences that prepare them for their professional careers. The Department is committed to enhance diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Finally, Department faculty provide service to their profession and to the university community. We provide training to and promote excellence in the next generation of health behavior and policy practitioners, educators, and scientists.