The graduate program in Biobehavioral Health helps prepare you to focus on how biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental variables interact to influence health in individuals as well as groups. Because health often is a product of a number of interactions, effective interventions may require combinations of biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental strategies. Scholars and professionals who can bring this integrated perspective to their work are needed in research, teaching, and policy roles in a variety of settings, including the health care field, research laboratories, government agencies, universities, and medical schools.
Biobehavioral Health Ph.D. Alumni Profiles
Please take a look at some BBH Alumni Profiles to learn about what projects our students are pursuing.
The College of Health and Human Development
The graduate program in biobehavioral health is a part of Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development—the first college in the country with a combined emphasis on human development and human health. The college focuses on understanding and influencing the development of healthy individuals, the prevention of injury or illness, the developmental processes leading to illness or injury and the recovery of health, and the management of health and human service programs and delivery systems.