Department of Behavioral Sciences

Acclaimed clinician educators within the Department of Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Behavioral Sciences supports the training of medical students under the guidance of acclaimed clinician educators.

Behavioral Sciences postgraduate training opportunities

Discover our behavioral sciences training options for the next step in your medical career.

Meet the faculty and staff within the Department of Behavioral Sciences

Meet the Department of Behavioral Sciences faculty and staff.

Learn more about the Department of Behavioral Science’s research.

Learn more about our behavioral sciences research.

Clinical services provided by the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center

Find out what clinical services the Department of Behavioral Sciences provides at Rush University Medical Center.

 

Contact Us

1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-5932
Fax: (312) 942-4990
Email: Behavioral_Sciences@rush.edu

 

Rush’s Department of Behavioral Sciences is committed to the clinical practice of psychology, the advancement of psychological science through an active research program and the practical training of psychologists and physicians. Several of our faculty are internationally recognized experts and others are emerging authorities.

Our behavioral science research strengths include the following

  • Sleep disorders and circadian rhythms
  • Neurocognitive psychology
  • Stress and trauma
  • Eating disorders and obesity
  • Pain
  • Depression in older adults
  • Coping with severe illness

In recent years, the percentage of research papers and other publications authored by department members has increased by approximately 500 percent. In addition, research funding in the form of grants and contracts has increased by approximately 350 percent.

The department supports the training of medical students through Rush Medical College’s Physicianship Program. Our faculty help students build the behavioral skills and knowledge they will need to work interactively with patients in the health care setting.

Learn more about the Department of Behavioral Sciences