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Department of Psychology

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    The Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program is supported by the National Institutes of Health and jointly hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Arnold School of Public Health.

Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program (BBIP)

BBIP is an interdisciplinary research training program designed for select doctoral students in epidemiology, exercise science and psychology. A prestigious NIH T32 pre-doctoral research training grant (1T32GM145226) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences supports the program. 

Combining Biology and Behavior 

Our program emphasizes cross cutting themes in prevention and translational sciences, training the next generation of behavioral scientists with respect to incorporating biomedical and translation-science frameworks and methods. Our students prepare to understand, treat and prevent adverse health conditions and disorders, and promote optimal health outcomes in a variety of academic and research careers. 


The University of South Carolina and BBIP value the broad spectrum of human experience and strive to create an open environment that enriches learning opportunities for all members of the community. Individuals who are members of historically under-represented groups, as well as individuals with disabilities, are valued members of our institution and are strongly encouraged to apply to BBIP. Support policies and resources are available to applicants and students through the University's Office of Student Disability Services, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program.


The BBIP program is sponsored by the NIGMS and support from the Arnold School of Public Health, the College of Arts & Sciences,  and the Office of the Provost.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.