The Social and Behavioral Sciences Department is devoted to exploring the complex connections between health and society via a multi-layered approach, looking equally at individual factors such as psychological traits and behaviors, to social factors such as socioeconomic status, income inequality, gender, and social capital, norms, systems, and policies.

 

Our research aims to answer the question, “How can society ‘nudge’ people to make better health decisions and lead healthier lives?” by analyzing datasets from large cohort studies.

 

Our goal is to draw on these findings to propose new health promotion activities and social reforms.

  Professor Kaori Honjo