Health Behavior News

First Year HBHE Doctoral Student Publishes Article on Motivating Teens to Exercise

December 06, 2005 By now, most Americans probably realize that U.S. teens exercise too little. The natural result is a growing population of physically unfit and overweight youth more prone to various serious illnesses later in life.Experts agree that that’s a national public health threat that will not disappear anytime soon. Now, a new small-scale… Read more »

HBHE MPH Student is named one of Time Magazine’s “Heroes of Global Health”

December 06, 2005 Kimberly Chapman, a second year master’s student in Health Behavior and Health Education, was one of Time Magazine’s “heroes of global health.”On their website for the Global Health Summit, they described these heroes: “We were looking for people who had pioneered innovative ways to improve the health of poor people around the… Read more »

Study: Key holes appear in books giving parents advice about raising adolescents

  November 08, 2005 CHAPEL HILL — Books offering advice to parents about teens are less likely to contain injury prevention messages than those that give advice on parenting smaller children, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. Notably absent from most such books were discussions about preventing automobile accidents… Read more »

HBHE Secures New Chair

June 29, 2005 We are delighted that, after a lengthy national search, the Department has secured a new chair. Edwin B. Fisher, PhD, left his post as head of the Division of Health Behavior Research in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Washington University’s School of Medicine and joined the department as its… Read more »

NCI Grant Allows Assistant Professor Megan Lewis to Delve Deeper into Spousal Communication

May 13, 2005 For about 10 years, HBHE assistant professor Megan Lewis has been researching the impact of spousal (or, more precisely, domestic partner) communication on health behaviors. Now, because of a major grant from the National Cancer Institute, she has the opportunity to carry that research even further. In the coming months, she will… Read more »

HBHE Student Awards 2005

May 13, 2005 Spring is awards season across the University, and we’re excited about the significant work HBHE students have been doing and the rewards they have received for their leadership in both scholarship and outreach. Read about some of our students’work below, and for a more complete listing, click on the following link:… Read more »

HBHE Faculty Garner Awards in 2005

May 13, 2005 Springtime at UNC brings Carolina blue skies, blooming flowers, March Madness (with a legendary season this year!), and a raft of awards for HBHE. Three faculty members – assistant professor Deb Tate, Alumni Distinguished Professor Barbara Rimer, and professor and chair Jo Anne Earp – were only the latest on HBHE’s award… Read more »


May 13, 2005 A fond farewell goes out to Rich Killingsworth, research associate professor in HBHE., who is leaving Chapel Hill to begin work with the Ruth Mott Foundation in Flint, MI, as their new director of Health Promotion. Rich, whose work focuses on improving physical activity through policy, urban design and community-based approaches, has… Read more »

International Health Researcher Joins HBHE Faculty

May 04, 2005 After a lengthy search, Suzanne Maman will be joining HBHE this fall as a tenure-track assistant professor. Suzanne earned her MHS (1995) and PhD (2000) from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, where she is currently an assistant professor in their Department of International Health. A social and behavioral scientist,… Read more »

HBHE Faculty Member Appointed as New SPH Dean

January 27, 2005 Barbara Rimer, alumni distinguished professor in HBHE and deputy director for population sciences at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the new dean of the School of Public Health. HBHE is very proud that one of their own will be leading the school; click on the following link to learn more about… Read more »