Welcome to the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research

Commitment to a Campus Free of Sexual Violence

The Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research (CBHPAR) is committed to a campus community free of sexual violence. The recent social media posts discussing sexual violence in our community, while empowering for some, may cause distress for others, and we want to remind you that our partners at CAPS are here for you. They are committed to providing students with a safe and confidential space to seek support. They are offering remote services and trauma-informed care.  If you would like to speak to a psychologist at CAPS, please call them at 518-442-5800 or email us at [email protected].

In Solidarity with Students of Color and Racial Justice Work

The Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research is mourning the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the countless other unarmed Black people who have been targeted and murdered because of their race. We unequivocally condemn acts of violence, hatred, and racism. These murders, and innumerable other acts of discrimination and oppression, represent a racist and anti-Black pandemic in our country.  CBHPAR is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and we stand in solidarity with our Black students, faculty, staff, and community members against these horrific acts.   

It is normal to feel anger, fear, sadness, exhaustion, confusion, or any number of intense or mixed emotions when incidents of racial terrorism are covered in the news or are the topic of conversations with those close to us.  If you would like to seek support, please do not hesitate to reach out to our partners at CAPS by calling 518-442-5800.  You may request to speak with a specific staff member if you would like, and can find a full list of their staff with information about each of them here.

The Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research promotes the behavioral health of University at Albany students by advancing innovative, evidence-based practices that address alcohol and other drug use, mental health promotion, and positive psychology, thereby enhancing the academic and personal success of our diverse student body. The Center engages in translational research, as well as teaching and supervision of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate trainees.