Health Behavior Matters, Fall 2016

Health Behavior Picture Page, Fall 2016

Photos from the health behavior social at the 2016 APHA annual meeting, a visit with featured alumna Becky Bowden and this fall’s incoming class are posted here. It was great to see so many faculty members, alumni and students come together at the annual social. Thanks to the Gillings Alumni Association for supporting this event…. Read more »


lytle_leslie_738x491Letter from the Chair, Fall 2016

Leslie Lytle’s message describes steps the department is taking to be sensitive in a time when the daily news is disturbing. She also comments on how community is at the core of our work, as it always has been, even as the approaches and methods of public health practice and research change. October 15, 2016… Read more »


Health Behavior Events

Please join us on Friday, December 2 from 1-4 p.m. for Gillings Practicum Day at locations across the school. The Health Behavior Career and Networking Conference will take place on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Several other events  that bring alumni, faculty and students together will take place in the spring. Details for those later events are… Read more »


Health Behavior Department and Faculty News, Fall 2016

Health behavior faculty members continue to produce research that informs policy and practice. This fall, several have been recognized with prestigious awards for service and leadership. Read about faculty members Geni Eng, Laura Linnan, Suzanne Maman and others. Find out about Leslie Lytle’s keynote presentation to NCSOPHE and see selected faculty research publications. The fall… Read more »


Health Behavior Student News, Fall 2016

Eleven health behavior students’ achievements have been covered in the Gillings School News over the last few months. Recognitions include an innovation award that is the largest award ever received by a UNC student or student group, scholarships and outstanding work awards. Four recent graduates, members of a capstone team, and a doctoral student were recognized… Read more »


Student Feature: Health Behavior Global Health Roundtable

Many health behavior students are interested in global health. Many of them use their practicum experience to get involved in global health and give back internationally. The Health Behavior Global Health Roundtable brings together students and faculty with global interests. The roundtable aims to create opportunities for Health Behavior students to gain knowledge and experiences… Read more »


hb_leos_chen_innovationnext-smallStudent Feature: Chen and Leos Win Innovation Award

Elizabeth Chen, MPH, and Cristina Leos, MSPH, health behavior doctoral students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, have won a $325,000 award from Innovation Next, a program of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The award is the largest ever made to a student or a student group at… Read more »


Health Behavior Alumni News and Updates, Fall 2016

Health behavior alumni are everywhere. This page introduces Becky Bowden and Rachel Shelton, describes recent professional awards, shows photos of social events and compiles alumni updates received from August through October. The Department of Health Behavior invites alumni to send us an email when they have professional news or a personal update to share. Featured… Read more »


Health Behavior Alumna Becky Bowden

It doesn’t take long to know that Becky Bowden (BSPH, 1957; MPH, 1977) is a Tar Heel, born and bred. Judith Winkler spent an hour with Bowden recently on the sunny porch of her home in Durham. On the porch were her many UNC birdhouses, and inside were many Carolina mementos. Plaques, picture frames and…

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Health Behavior Alumna Rachel Shelton

Dr. Rachel Shelton (MPH, 2004), who earned a doctorate at the T.H Chan School of Public Health at Harvard after completing her master’s degree in health behavior at the Gillings School, is an assistant professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and associate director of research at the Lerner Center for… Read more »