Our Core Values
The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences is dedicated to conducting work that upholds our core values:
Collaboration across disciplines is essential for effective public health education, science, and translation of knowledge for the public good.
Integration of education, training, mentoring, research, community and governmental partnerships, and public health advocacy invigorates our scholarship, increases its societal impact and effectively builds the next generation of public health scholars and practitioners.
Sustaining an inclusive, intentionally diverse community of students, faculty, trainees and staff is essential to our work. Inclusivity requires a commitment to self-reflection, cultural humility, and planful actions that address structural inequities. We foster a community that is explicitly antiracist and works against anti-Blackness.
Research to achieve gains in population health and health equity must respond to the needs, values and priorities of local communities and those most affected.
We continually evaluate our research and education endeavors to ensure that they address questions of true consequence for public health and forward social justice.