Welcome to Health Psychology at the University of California, San Francisco

Health Psychology is the scientific field that applies psychological theory and methods to the study of the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of illness.

The University of California, San Francisco initiated one of the first graduate programs in Health Psychology in 1977. Since that time, UCSF has had either a predoctoral or postdoctoral training program in Health Psychology. UCSF has a large number of faculty actively involved in Health Psychology research.

Graduate Program in Health Psychology
Presently, UCSF does not offer a PhD program in Health Psychology.

Postdoctoral Training in Health Psychology
UCSF has had a postdoctoral training program entitled, "Psychology and Medicine: Translational Research on Stress, Behavior and Disease" (formerly "Psychology and Medicine: An Integrative Research Approach") since 1983.  Applications are accepted yearly in the winter.

Research Opportunities
To find a current list of faculty who are accepting research assistants, click on "Volunteer research positions"  in the navigation bar at left , or contact HealthPsychology@ucsf.edu