Division of Bio-behavioral Medicine
The Division of Bio-behavioral Medicine within the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences specializes in the behavioral management of psychiatric problems associated with the presence of a wide range of chronic medical conditions. The Division of Bio-behavioral Medicine faculty represent a multi-disciplinary team of clinical health psychologists, physicians dual-boarded in internal medicine and psychiatry, nurse practitioners, post-doctoral fellows in behavioral medicine, fellowship-trained physicians in pain management, psychosomatic medicine and addictions, doctoral-level clinical psychology interns and psychiatry residents; conducting clinical patient care and research. We primarily serve adults, though we do occasionally see pediatric patients for some services. We primarily function in an outpatient capacity, both within our own clinic and within integrated clinics in many medical specialty clinics.
We connect mind and body. Our objective is to help patients with chronic medical conditions and their providers manage the complex psychosocial aspects of illness to alleviate suffering, promote health, improve quality of life, and optimize medical care.
Mission Statement of Bio-behavioral Medicine
Our mission is to develop and provide innovative, high-quality, evidence-based behavioral health care, education and research services at the interface between psychiatry and medicine at MUSC.
Vision of Bio-behavioral Medicine
Through research, education, and direct patient care, we help people with chronic medical conditions and their providers manage the complex psychosocial aspects of illness to alleviate suffering, promote health, improve quality of life, and optimize medical care.