Health Behavior Matters

Department and Faculty News, Spring 2017

The spring/summer news includes a letter from Leslie Lytle, mentions three faculty members who received awards, a selection of research publications and several additions to the faculty. Helena Knego was recognized with an Unsung Hero Award from the UNC Employee forum, and we welcomed four new staff members. On a sad note, we will miss… Read more »

Health Behavior Alumni Updates, Spring 2017

Dear alumni and others in the health behavior network, Thanks to all of you who have been in touch with the Department of Health Behavior to share your updates! I am pleased to share the alumni news portion of our newsletter for spring. Health behavior alumni are doing so many exciting things. My priority for our section is… Read more »

Health Behavior Student News, Spring 2017

The student section of Health Behavior Matters brings together student news and research that appeared on the department’s website or social media during the spring semester. It also features a student who is researching transgender health in China, one who published research on pregnancy experiences of deaf women in South Africa received, and a 2017… Read more »

Letter 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 »

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 »

Student 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 »