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Program at a Glance

Download an overview of the Health: Society, Policy and Policy program (PDF).

Download the Health:  Science, Society and Policy Program's Learning goals (PDF).

Download the Health: Society, Policy and Policy program's Senior Thesis Guidelines (PDF).


HSSP 2013/14 UDRs

We are so fortunate to have three fabulous Undergraduate Departmental Representatives this year:

Jennifer Mandelbaum, BA

Naomi Shine, BA

Flora(Yuan)Wang, BS

Be sure to share your thoughts and ideas on what would make HSSP even more effective!


Loving your HSSP Internship?!?!?

We want to hear about it!!!

Are you keeping a blog about your internship?  Got photos, video clips, soundscapes to share?

We'd love to post them all on the HSSP's Experiential Learning webpage!

Contact Kathryn with your links,  downloads, and/or written pieces; and be sure to include:   your name, year of graduation, and your internship location and organization.

Looking forward to hearing from you. . . where ever you are!


Any solution to today's most pressing health challenges will be rooted in a rich, multidisciplinary knowledge base that extends from a 19th century understanding of the consequences of poor nutrition and inadequate sanitation to a rapidly evolving 21st century mastery of the structure of the genome. Within this broad context, the foundations of good health remain grounded in a complex interplay of social and economic influences, and the increasingly effective treatment of serious illness is linked to dramatic advances in molecular biology. Stated simply, the promotion of sound health is tied to how people live, and the treatment of complex disease is tied to sophisticated biomedical research and individual access to state-of-the-art medical care.

The major in Health: Science, Society and Policy capitalizes on Brandeis University’s enormous strengths across the many disciplines that contribute to our current understanding of human health and disease. This program will help students understand the biological underpinnings of health, illness and disability, as well as their social, political, legal and economic dimensions. International cases and examples are integrated into the study of these issues in the United States.