Program Director: Dr. Virginia Gil-Rivas
Health Psychology is a rapidly emerging field of basic and applied research that utilizes principles of psychology and other disciplines to impact health and illness across the lifespan. More specifically health psychology seeks to understand the role that behavior and its physiologic concomitants play in the etiology, treatment, and prevention of physical and mental illnesses, and the promotion of health and wellness.
The Health Psychology Ph.D. program at UNC Charlotte offers students an opportunity to obtain their Ph.D. in Health Psychology with a concentration in one of the following three tracks: General, Clinical, and Community. As an interdisciplinary program, it has formal links with faculty in other colleges, departments, and programs in the university interested in health research, which allows students to receive a multidisciplinary learning experience.
For more information about the program please visit the program’s website.