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College of Arts & Sciences
The Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program

Applying to the Program

To be considered, prospective applicants must apply jointly to BBIP and to the disciplinary program of interest. Applicants must be a US citizen or US permanent resident to apply. To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply to their department of interest early. The Psychology Department has a December deadline. The Exercise Science and Epidemiology Departments have varying deadlines. Check with your department of interest on specific deadlines.

 For Fall, 2018 admissions, these are the BBIP faculty who are interested in taking on new students:


Exercise Science


Jan Eberth

Michael Beets

Cheryl Armstead

Angela Liese

James Carson

Rose Booze

Jihong Liu

Stacy Fritz

Kate Flory

Suzanne McDermott

Mark Sarzynski

Steven Harrod

Anwar Merchant

Jill Stewart

Charles Mactutus

Susan Steck

Xuewen Wang

Ron Prinz


Delia West

 Dawn Wilson


Sara Wilcox



Glenn Weaver


To Apply to BBIP in conjunction with Psychology or Exercise Science, follow this link:

To Apply to BBIP in conjunction with Epidemiology, follow this link:


Embedded in the online application, is the following section:

Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program (BBIP) Supplemental Questions:

1) What are your reasons for applying to the BBIP?

2) Please describe your career goals and the steps for achieving those goals.

3) Please describe aspects of your background which you believe have helped to prepare you for the biomedical training (e.g., in biological sciences, anatomy, neuroscience, or any scientific area that might be relevant) that BBIP will add to your behavioral science doctoral training.


Profile of successful candidates for admission to BBIP:

Plans to pursue a scientific career with a strong interest in behavioral and biomedical topics
Excellent academic record
Active participation in research activities
Some prior coursework related to biological/biomedical disciplines

Individuals who are members of historically under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact one of the three participating departments to obtain more information about these doctoral programs that are coordinating with BBIP.



Exercise Science 




Financial support of BBIP trainees

Trainees typically receive an annual support package covering stipend, at the current NIH level, tuition, and fees.