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Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Medicine is the interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical science knowledge and techniques relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. As such, behavioral medicine constitutes a core discipline for general internal medicine. Hopkins GIM is home to one of the nation’s oldest training grants in behavioral and preventive medicine, Research Training Program in Behavioral Aspects of Heart and Vascular Diseases, sponsored by the NHLBI and co-directed by Dr. Felicia Hill-Briggs and the founding program director Dr. David Levine. An enhanced behavioral science curriculum features content in Lifestyle and Behavior Change and Maintenance, Social and Cultural Factors, and Cognition/Neuropsychology of Heart and Vascular Diseases.

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