Alumni overview

Many Health Behavior alumni stay involved with the Department in a variety of ways. Some alumni have appointments as adjunct faculty members, some serve as Practicum preceptors and others as Capstone partners. There are alumni who continue to work with faculty on research and journal articles. We’re always glad to get a good response to updates for the HB newsletter and for volunteers for HB Career Information Day (CID)–the photos on this page are from a past CID. 

If you’re a HB grad who is interested in being involved with the department, let us know! Send an email to


Since the Department was founded in 1943 by Dr. Lucy Morgan, over 2000 students have graduated from our training programs. Our alumni occupy important health behavior and health education positions across the nation and around the world. Alumni guest lecture in our courses, serve as adjunct faculty, and assist the department in helping to place graduates in important positions in practice and academia.

Places where Health Behavior alumni are employed

Active Living by Design
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Psychological Association
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
California Department of Health Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deloitte Consulting
Environmental Protection Agency
FHI 360
Farmworker Health Services, Inc.
Health Departments across the country
Kaiser Permanente
National Alzheimer’s Association
Population Sciences International
National Cancer Institute
National Council of La Raza
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
North Carolina Prevention Partners
Pacific Institute for Research
Peace Corps
Population Services International
Research Triangle Institute International
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
Senior PharmAssist
Special Olympics International
UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
US Public Health Service
US State Department
VA Medical Center
Vera Institute for Justice

Colleges and universities, including,
American University
Baylor University
Boston University
Davidson College
Drexel University
Duke University
Emory University
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University
New York University
North Carolina Central University
Oregon State University
Texas A&M
University of California-Irvine
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-San Francisco
University of Florida
University of Iowa
University of Mahidol
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
University of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina
University of Texas
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University