Masters in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention

The interdisciplinary Master’s program in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention (BSSI) in the Brown University's School of Public Health trains graduate students who are interested in analyzing the complex behavioral and social determinants of public health, and in developing interventions to change behaviors and improve social contexts related to public health.

The BSSI Master's degree program is ideal for students interested in working in health program evaluation, program management, community-based organizations and other non-profit services, managed care, treatment intervention research, and clinical trials, among other fields. The BSSI program is also a good fit for those interested in pursuing doctoral-level training in public health, psychology, public policy, and social welfare.

Our internationally respected faculty members are experts in the fields of alcohol and addiction, substance use, exercise and physical activity, diet and nutrition, cancer control, and HIV/AIDS, among other areas. We conduct research with diverse communities in Providence, Boston, other urban settings in the United States, and in international settings. We value diversity and are committed to addressing health disparities associated with race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other forms of social inequality.

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Contacts:

Don Operario, PhD, Graduate Program Director, BSSI
Don_Operario@brown.edu
(401) 863-6657

Laura Kallio Joyce, Department Coodinator
Laura_Joyce@brown.edu 
(401) 863-6578 

The incoming class of BSSI Master's students, Fall 2013.The incoming class of BSSI Master's students, Fall 2013.