Institute for Behavioral Health


IBH researchers have multi-faceted roles within the larger Brandeis community. They teach interdisciplinary courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, serve as mentors, advisors, and as PhD committee chairs and members. IBH itself plays an educational role as well as the home for PhD and MPP students focused on behavioral health. IBH also houses a doctoral training program funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).  

Morgan Shields
Dr. Morgan Shields

Morgan Shields, PhD'20, 2020 AHSR Early Investigator Award Winner

Dr. Shields is a recent NIAAA Pre-doctoral fellow and 2020 Heller School graduate. 

Grappling with addiction: Fostering health, hope, and healing

NIAAA pre-doctoral students Robert Bohler and Morgan Shields present The need for physician-advocates in the pathway towards recovery, at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, January 25, 2020.

Ye Zhang Pogue, PhD'19

Wakefield Award 2019

Congratulations to Ye Zhang Pogue, the 2019 winner of the Barbara Wakefield Award. This award is given each year to a graduate  student who has contributed in a significant way to building the Heller community with leadership that goes beyond the student's particular degree program. She represented the 200 signatories on the campus international student petition last year and subsequent listening sessions with campus leadership.

Recent Heller graduate Jenn Miles, PhD'19, (center) shares a moment with former graduates Dr. Mary Brolin (left) and Dr. Sharon Reif (right).

Stack of books lined up at alternating angles