Institute of Behavioral Science
Environment and Society
Exploring the use and governance of natural resources and the environment; the social dimensions of natural hazards including wildfires, earthquakes and floods in the U.S., sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.
Health and Society
Investigating the social, economic, psychological, and behavioral aspects of health; the genetic elements of health behaviors; and inequalities in smoking, obesity, teen pregnancy, and overall well being.
Examining core aspects of economic and political development around the world, including economic growth, inequality, armed conflict, environmental sustainability, international trade, and democratization.
Exploring human migration and its causes and consequences; health, especially inequalities in well-being; human-environment connections such as differences in vulnerability to climate change.
Positive Youth Development
Improving understanding of the nature, development course, and later life consequences of behaviors that put young people's health and development at risk; evaluating and disseminating effective prevention and intervention programs.