Behavioral Sciences & Health Education (BSHE)

Evaluate and develop effective behavioral promotion interventions and engage in research that improves public health.

BSHE @ Rollins

We are dedicated to research and training that investigates the interaction of biological, behavioral, social, cultural, and historical processes as they contribute to the health and well-being of populations. 

Program Information

Faculty and students in the BSHE department study behavioral determinants of health, both in the U.S. and around the world. Some of our major research and training areas include health disparities, cancer prevention and control, sexual health, mental health, substance use, and evaluation research.


Major research areas include addiction and mental health, adolescent health, cancer and chronic disease, global health, HIV/AIDs and infectious diseases, minority health, and more.


Faculty and students in the BSHE department take a range of disciplinary approaches to the study of behavioral determinants of health, both domestically and globally.

Featured Student & Faculty

Bethany Caruso, PhD '16

Bethany Caruso hopes to focus her doctoral work on how adolescent girls manage menstruation given their social, cultural, and natural environments, and how menstrual management may influence their behaviors and developmental (educational, economic, social) outcomes.

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH

Dr. Escoffery is an associate professor in the BSHE department at Rollins. Much of her research revolves around cancer prevention, control, and evaluation, and health promotion. She teaches the Community Needs Assessment and Program Planning Capstone course.

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Meet Your ADAPs

Rollins designates associate/assistant directors of programs (or ADAPs) to each of its departments. These friendly, knowledgeable advisors are here to answer your questions about the department’s curriculum, professors, concentrations, class registration, and course selection. Contact Meghan Sullivan at or Zarie Riley at