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Behavioral Sciences
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Overview

Faculty members in the Department of Behavioral Sciences are involved in medical undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly activity, patient care, and community service and outreach. Faculty disciplines include psychology and sociology.

Teaching
Behavioral Sciences faculty members are responsible for the following courses in the undergraduate medical curriculum:

  • Psychiatry I and II
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention I and II
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Multicultural Health
  • Psychiatry Clerkship
  • Medical Spanish I and II

Behavioral Sciences faculty members teach also in the following courses in the medical curriculum:

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Primary Care Clinic Clerkship
  • Family Medicine Residency

Stress Management Program
Behavioral Sciences faculty members coordinate the College’s Stress Management Program for first-year medical students.

Scholarly Activity
Research interests of faculty members include:

  • Medical education topics
  • American Indian suicide
  • End-of-life decision-making among American Indians
  • Effects of stressful life events on motor activity
  • Efficacy and effectiveness of computer-assisted techniques in rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury
  • Neuropsychiatric predictors of outcome and function in patients with mood disorders