PhD in Health Behavior Research Program

Department of Preventive MedicineKeck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern California
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Doctoral student makes headway in health behavior research
6-13-2017 read more >>>
Derek Dangerfield - Photo courtesy Barry McDaniel

From Malaysia to Baltimore to Los Angeles, Derek Dangerfield has conducted research around the world—and can now add a Ph.D. in health behavior research to his list of accomplishments...

Read more here:
http://publichealthsciences.usc.edu/blog/doctoral-student-makes-headway-in-health-behavior-research
Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate- mHealth
12-16-2016 read more >>>
The Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California is seeking outstanding applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on large federally-funded obesity prevention projects that use smartphone applications and other wearable sensors to collect physical activity, eating, and other data in children and families.

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate-Multilevel Modeling
12-16-2016 read more >>>
The Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California is seeking outstanding applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in grant-funded studies in the areas of physical activity, eating, and obesity prevention research.

More information:
USC_Job_Announcement_Postdoctoral_Research_Associate_Multilevel_Modeling.pdf
Dr. Black discusses with JAMA the scope of mindfulness programs in United States medical schools
11-6-2015 read more >>>
In the October 2015 report in JAMA, "Exploring the Promise of Mindfulness as Medicine" a series of experts in mind-body medicine were interviewed about the benefits of integrating mindfulness in the mainstream of medicine. Regarding the growing trends in the use of mindfulness, Dr. Black reported on data obtained from a national study he conducted in collaboration with Harvard Medical School that set out to determine the scope of mindfulness used in the 140 accredited medical schools in the U.S. Results from the study showed that 79% of medical schools offer some element of mindfulness training. The full story is available at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2449182

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