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
Featured Event
Fall 2014 Graduate Program Open House

Friday, October 10, 2014
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Prospective students are invited to visit campus to learn more about our school and department and connect with current faculty, students and staff. Health Behavior sessions include faculty roundtables on topics such as global health, health equity in the arts, cancer survivorshi[ and intervention, adolescent health and more.

Registration is required. Click Here to register.

HB Events

HB Spotlight

Doctoral student Gabriela Arandia co-authors study on Implementing Health Care Reform in North Carolina: Reaching and Enrolling Immigrants and Refugees with adjunct Professor Krista Perreira, PhD. Read more.
Read the fall semester welcome from Chair Leslie Lytle.


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