Health Behavior Matters

Letter from the Chair, June 2017

Dear students, staff and faculty, It has been nearly a month since graduation. The hallways in Rosenau Hall are quieter, and the pace has slowed down just a bit. A Carolina summer is in full bloom. The end of the semester occurred with its usual flurry. This year we paired the annual awards ceremony with… Read more »

Department and Faculty News, Spring 2017

News about the faculty and staff from January-May 2017 Faculty awards Valle wins grant to help cancer survivors stay physically active Carmina Valle, PhD, research assistant professor, was awarded a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, titled “Promoting physical activity in young-adult cancer survivors using mHealth and adaptive tailored feedback strategies.” Few… Read more »

Health Behavior Alumni Updates, Spring 2017

Dear alumni and others in the health behavior network, Thanks to all of you who have been in touch with the Department of Health Behavior to share your updates! I am pleased to share the alumni news portion of our newsletter for spring. Health behavior alumni are doing so many exciting things. My priority for our section is… Read more »

Health Behavior Student News, spring 2017

The student section of Health Behavior Matters brings together student news and features that appeared on the department’s website or social media during the last few months, features about three students – Willa Dong, Camille McGirt and Waru Gichane – and notes about three student groups. Use the tabs or scroll to read the stories… Read more »

Health Behavior Picture Page, Fall 2016

Photos from the health behavior social at the 2016 APHA annual meeting, a visit with featured alumna Becky Bowden and this fall’s incoming class are posted here. It was great to see so many faculty members, alumni and students come together at the annual social. Thanks to the Gillings Alumni Association for supporting this event…. Read more »

Letter from the Chair, Fall 2016

Leslie Lytle’s message describes steps the department is taking to be sensitive in a time when the daily news is disturbing. She also comments on how community is at the core of our work, as it always has been, even as the approaches and methods of public health practice and research change. October 15, 2016… Read more »

Health Behavior Events

Please join us on Friday, December 2 from 1-4 p.m. for Gillings Practicum Day at locations across the school. The Health Behavior Career and Networking Conference will take place on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Several other events  that bring alumni, faculty and students together will take place in the spring. Details for those later events are… Read more »

Health Behavior Department and Faculty News, Fall 2016

Health behavior faculty members continue to produce research that informs policy and practice. This fall, several have been recognized with prestigious awards for service and leadership. Read about faculty members Geni Eng, Laura Linnan, Suzanne Maman and others. Find out about Leslie Lytle’s keynote presentation to NCSOPHE and see selected faculty research publications. The fall… Read more »

Health Behavior Student News, Fall 2016

Eleven health behavior students’ achievements have been covered in the Gillings School News over the last few months. Recognitions include an innovation award that is the largest award ever received by a UNC student or student group, scholarships and outstanding work awards. Four recent graduates, members of a capstone team, and a doctoral student were recognized… Read more »

Student Feature: Health Behavior Global Health Roundtable

Many health behavior students are interested in global health. Many of them use their practicum experience to get involved in global health and give back internationally. The Health Behavior Global Health Roundtable brings together students and faculty with global interests. The roundtable aims to create opportunities for Health Behavior students to gain knowledge and experiences… Read more »