HB student groups

HB Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) within the health behavior department is meant to compliment the Professional Development Seminar taught in the first year. Often, students seek more in depth information or technical assistance on certain topics, such as health communications, job searches, or resume workshops, which is offered through the PDC workshops. Usually in an informal setting, these additional learning opportunities are held about every 6 weeks during the school year and allow students to design, choose, and facilitate workshops that all HB students can benefit from.

Health Behavior MPH students attend a Durham Bulls baseball game

Health Behavior MPH students attend a Durham Bulls baseball game.


HB Social Committee

The Health Behavior Social Committee brings together students who have a desire to plan events throughout the school year that include not only students, but faculty, staff, and local alumni. Members of the Social Committee plan regular HB events, an end-of-year party, and the Annual Holiday Party.

HB Global Health Roundtable

The Global Health Roundtable is a forum for Health Behavior students and faculty with an interest in global health to come together to share ideas, experiences and skill sets. The Roundtable is intended to complement other global health groups within the school by focusing specifically on the application of HB core skills to a variety of global health problems. Activities include roundtable discussions with speakers; social events that bring together students, alumni and faculty; short training sessions in skill sets related to international work; and a book club.

Minority Health Conference
Many Health Behavior students are involved with the annual, student-run Minority Health Conference. Students have served on and led a number of different conference committees including: conference chairs, publicity for the conference, exhibitor recruitment, poster abstracts, recruiting speakers for the conference, broadcasting the conference at a national level, and fundraising, among others. The Minority Health Conference is usually held in February at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Research in Chapel Hill. Please visit the Minority Health Conference website for more information.


Minority Student Caucus

The Minority Student Caucus is a University wide group that many Health Behavior students are active in. To learn about MSC, please visit their website.