Founding Program Director
Established in 1976, this rigorous and comprehensive program recruits, educates, and develops independent and creative investigators in Behavioral Aspects of Heart and Vascular Diseases, a field of increasing clinical and public health importance. The program exposes pre-and post-doctoral students from relevant health professions and complementary scientific disciplines to a variety of ongoing research, and intensive mentoring by a multidisciplinary faculty committed to excellence in research training.
- Pre-doctoral students receive PhD training in behavioral sciences, health education, and public health, including relevant course work, formal seminar series, journal clubs, and original data collection, all leading to a publishable thesis (usually 3-5 years).
- Post-doctoral students follow a formal curriculum, which may include a masters degree in public health, health policy, bioethics, behavioral sciences, or health education. Occasionally, trainees complete a PhD. The program includes required course work, formal seminar series, journal clubs, and independent research projects, all leading to publishable work (usually 3 years).