Health Behavior Research and Evaluation provides in-depth understanding of human behavior, combined with applied research and evaluation skills, to assess, design, and implement working health solutions in local and global communities.￼
Due to the increasing recognition that many causes of human illness are behavioral, there is strong demand for behavioral scientists capable of conducting rigorous applied research and evaluation. Our program seeks students committed to learning how to apply psychological science and evaluation to promote health, prevent disease, and improve public health across global communities. You’ll integrate high-quality health behavior scholarship with evaluation curriculum, applying the research methods you learn and gaining real-world experience through internships, jobs, and related health projects. Led by expert faculty-scholars, students will come to understand the critical relationship between psychology and public health evaluation and policy.
- All Health Behavior Research graduate students are encouraged to gain practical experience through projects, internships, or jobs, often at CGU’s research centers and affiliates, such as the Claremont Evaluation Center or the Health Psychology and Prevention Science Institute.
- All Health Behavior Research students who request financial aid receive fellowships. DBOS also regularly hires students for paid teaching assistantships.
- DBOS offers a certificate program and professional development workshops in evaluation and applied methods for those seeking continuing education.
- Proximity to local health departments in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties provides many employment and educational opportunities for students.