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Welcome to the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences

The mission of the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences is to mentor and support a community of scholars and to develop leaders who strive to understand physical, psychosocial, and behavioral health from multiple perspectives, including biological, social, political and historical, and who use this knowledge to enhance patient care, symptom management, and the health of the public.

Education: Master's/Post-Master's Level

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Approved Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Programs

Advanced Practice Specialist Programs

Administration Programs






Julie A. Fairman

Nightingale Professor of Nursing

Department of Biobehavioral 
Health Sciences

Director, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing