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