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

Alumna Edna Viruell-Fuentes to give talk on health and migration

Understanding Latina/o Health Patterns: Empirical and Theoretical Considerations
Thursday, September 11
5:00 pm
2301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
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HB Events

HB Spotlight

Professor Geni Eng to lead Cancer Health Disparities Training Program.
Read the fall semester welcome from Chair Leslie Lytle.


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