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
Doctoral student Jennifer Moss and her recent study on the link between states with low HPV vaccination rates and high cervical cancer rates was featured in an article on TIME.com.