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Social and Behavioral Sciences - Research

The research mission of the Department is1) to advance knowledge through theory and research;2) to design and evaluate the organization, financing, and delivery of health care; and 3) to examine the dynamics of health, healing, and the production of knowledge and its application in these domains. Department faculty are actively involved in a large number of research activities directly and indirectly related to the teaching program and the mission of the department.


SBS is affiliated with the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging, an organized research unit of the campus which conducts research in the following areas: health economics, substance abuse, disability, health and diverse populations, aging and long-term care, women's health, healthy and active aging, and other areas.


SBS is part of the UCSF Center for Health and Community, a group of health policy and social sciences departments and research units within the university sharing a common mission that includes advancing innovative partnerships, interdisciplinary programs and service to the community; providing students with the basic and applied aspects of social and behavioral sciences and health policy; and improving the quality of education for health professionals and researchers.   

Faculty: 
Ruth E. Malone
Faculty: 
Shari L. Dworkin
Faculty: 
Howard Pinderhughes
Faculty: 
Adele E. Clarke
Faculty: 
Janet Shim
Faculty: 
Susan Chapman
Faculty: 
Zachary Zimmer
Leadership: 
Ruth E. Malone
Leadership: 
Shari L. Dworkin