Health Behavior

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch Capstone team meet with their preceptor and faculty adviser to discuss responsibilities and goals.
Message from the Chair
"The work of our faculty and students focuses on developing, implementing, evaluating and disseminating interventions to effect changes to improve the health of individuals, communities and systems where they live, work and play." Read more.
Leslie Lytle, PhD
Professor and Chair

The Department of Health Behavior combines social and behavioral science to examine the effects that individual and group behaviors have on our health.

Our faculty members include experts from behavioral science, communications, health education, international health, medicine, medical sociology and social psychology. Read more.

Our research strengths include:

  • HIV/AIDS prevention and control
  • Chronic disease prevention, early detection, and management
  • Tobacco control and regulation
  • Adolescent health
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Health disparity reduction
HB faculty and alumni catch up at the Department's 2012 social at APHA
Featured Event
Fall 2014 Health Behavior Social at APHA

Monday, November 17, 2014
5:00-6:30 pm

Rusty Nail
1100 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA

A social for Health Behavior alumni, faculty, current students, and friends to spend some time together during APHA. If you’re in NOLA for the annual meeting, we enourage you join us!

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Geni Eng, PhD
HB Spotlight

Professor Geni Eng was one of fourteen scholars from the U.S., Canada, and Australia to be inducted as an inaugural member of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES). Dr. Eng received this honor is in recognitionof her extensive work in community engagement. Read more  and see Dr. Eng’s ACES member profile.


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