Behavioral Medicine

Leonard Epstein.

Division chief Leonard Epstein, PhD.

The Division of Behavioral Medicine studies behavioral factors relevant to the development or treatment of pediatric disease.

Education and Training

Undergraduate/Graduate Students

We offer students opportunities to become actively involved in research protocols, including:

  • data collection from children and adults
  • data entry
  • working with families
  • weekly meetings to discuss ongoing research and the latest research

A commitment of 10 or more hours per week, per semester (regular academic year or summer) is necessary to earn 3 credit hours. In addition, you may gain research experience by volunteering.

Students interested in research hours or volunteering to help with data collection should contact the project coordinator of the specific research project or program.

Master's and PhD Opportunities

Master's thesis and doctoral dissertation opportunities are available to graduate students. Students interested in completing a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation should contact us to obtain further information about graduate training.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowships prepare young investigators for a career as an independent researcher, while providing opportunities to gain experience with both clinical- and laboratory-based research. Postdoctoral students get guidance as they develop research and grantmanship skills necessary to become a successful investigator. Please contact the faculty member you are interested in working with to obtain more information about current postdoctoral opportunities.


Our primary focus of research is the study of obesity and eating and activity behaviors. Researchers in our division have also focused on diabetes, psychological stress, asthma, feeding disorders, sleep disorders and issues associated with drug dependence.

Chief, Behavioral Medicine

Epstein, Leonard

Leonard Epstein, PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Division Chief, Behavioral Medicine

University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Division of Behavioral Medicine G56 Farber Hall, 3435 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 7169843075; Fax: (716) 829-3993

Email: lhenet@buffalo.edu


G56 Farber Hall, South Campus
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-3400
Fax: (716) 829-3993