Welcome to UTEP Health Psychology
On behalf of the Health Psychology Faculty, welcome to our website. We are committed to academic excellence in health psychology research and training. We welcome your communications regarding our coursework and the research projects being conducted within our six research laboratories.
-Lawrence Cohn, Health Psychology Area Chair
About Health Psychology
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Psychology offers a Ph.D., with a specialization in Health Psychology. All doctoral students are guaranteed four years of funding as research or teaching assistants; graduate students are currently awarded stipends of at least $16,000 per academic year.
Six core faculty guide the research training of health psychology doctoral students in labs that conduct applied and basic research and that offer exciting training and career opportunities. Doctoral students can also pursue a Master’s in Public Health or a Master’s in Clinical Psychology as part of their graduate training. The University of Texas at El Paso’s location on the Texas-Mexico border offers unique opportunities for lab-based and community-based research within a metroplex of 2.2 million residents. Health area faculty research includes: Latino/Hispanic and other minority health disparities, health-threatening behaviors, and health-promoting behaviors. This training emphasizes proficiencies not only in public health and clinical health, but also quantitative skills development.
For propsective graduate students - available faculty mentors
The following faculty will consider applications for admissions in the upcoming cycle, in both the Health concentration Ph.D. program and the Clinical Psychology Master's program. We encourage students interested in working with specific faculty to contact them in advance of submitting an application.
- Dr. Theodore Cooper - Prevention and Treatment in Clinical Health (PATCH) Lab
- Dr. Craig Field - Latino Alcohol & Health Disparities Research Center
Contact Health Psychology
Department of Psychology, Suite 102
University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University
El Paso, TX 79968