The Department of Health Sciences (DHS) is part of the School of Health Professions (SHP), which serves the citizens of Missouri through its outstanding research, community service clinics, and the education of students in the areas of health literacy and health promotion. Faculty in DHS teach courses for the Bachelor of Health Sciences program and are actively involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary research. Our faculty provide expertise in several domains including Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Medical Anthropology, Education, and Social Work. Faculty research covers a wide range of topics including health promotion, health communication, decision support, health disparities for disadvantaged groups, access to healthcare, and suicide prevention. Our research also spans a number of substantive areas including Autism Spectrum Disorders, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, aging, and adolescent health.