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.

The application period for candidates starting the fellowship in September 2019 is now closed, but we will resume accepting applications in December for those candidates starting the fellowship in September 2020. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Research Opportunities
If you are interested in participating as a research assistant to one or more of our faculty, please visit our AME Center research studies webpage which lists our open positions and how to apply for them; or you can email [email protected], and your message will be forwarded to our project/lab managers who will contact you shortly thereafter.