Health Behavior

MPH student Katie Byerly (center) speaks with Dr. Camara Jones (left), president elect of the American Public Health Association, during a reception celebrating Dr. Jones' new prestigious position.
Message from the Chair
"Our department aims to foster an environment where future public health leaders gain the knowledge and tools from experts in the field in order to create a healthier and more vibrant world." Read more.
Leslie Lytle, PhD
Professor and Chair

The Department of Health Behavior examines the ways in which social contexts and behaviors influence the health of populations.

We engage a cross-disciplinary approach to research, practice and education. Our faculty are at the forefront of research on domestic and global public health problems and students graduate with skill-sets for effecting positive change. Read more.

Our research strengths include:

  • Adolescent health
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Early detection and management of disease
  • Health communication
  • Health disparity reduction
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and control
  • Obesity, diabetes and weight-related behaviors
  • Tobacco control and regulation
  • Violence prevention
  • Worker and workplace health promotion
Spotlight

Our one-of-a-kind Capstone project gives students the chance to gain hands-on experience improving communities. This video highlights how student teams helped the Orange County Department on Aging better serve seniors in the area.

 

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