The Culture, Health, and Human Development Program is an interdisciplinary program that combines expertise in social, cultrual, health and lifespan developmental psychology, as well as medical, psychological, and cultural anthropology. The program offers both Masters and PhD degrees in psychology, and provides students with the skills and knowledge to conduct social scientific research in a variety of cultural contexts.
The program has four core faculty members, several affiliates from other programs and departments, and approximately 15 graduate students. Members of the program examine cultural issues related to human development, physical and mental health and well-being, and indigenous peoples, employing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. As well, faculty and students conduct research in rural and urban communities, academic settings, workplace environments, institutions, and health facilities at local, national, and international levels.
The Culture, Health, and Human Development program emphasizes and values intellectual flexibility and openness to diverse approaches and worldviews.