Our Faculty
The Department of Health Behavior has more than 30 faculty members and 60 adjunct faculty members who guide students, colleagues and communities from across the globe in scholarship, research and service. They are renowned as local and global leaders in various fields within public health.
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Full faculty profiles are located on our Faculty and Staff page.
Research Area
Faculty
Adolescent health
Noel Brewer, Melissa Cox, Melissa Gilkey, Nisha Gottfredson, Abigail Hatcher, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Lauren Hill, Alexandra Lightfoot, Kate Muessig, Luz Reyes, Nora Rosenberg, Deborah Tate
Built environment/place-based health
Carolyn Crump, Shelley Golden, Marissa Hall, Sarah Mills, Kurt Ribisl
Cancer management and survivorship
Geni Eng, Ed Fisher
Cancer prevention
Noel Brewer, Geni Eng, Ed Fisher, Melissa Gilkey, Shelley Golden, Marissa Hall, Laura Linnan, Sarah Mills, Kurt Ribisl, Barbara Rimer, Deborah Tate
Chronic disease coping and management
Clare Barrington, Ed Fisher, Melissa Gilkey, Carol Golin, Laura Linnan, Deshira Wallace
Diabetes prevention and management
Clare Barrington, Ed Fisher, Carol Golin, Deborah Tate, Deshira Wallace
Disordered eating
Nisha Gottfredson, Deborah Tate
Dyadic and couples approaches
Abigail Hatcher
Environmental health
Carolyn Crump, Abigail Hatcher, Patsy Polston
Global health
Clare Barrington, Geni Eng, Ed Fisher, Vivian Go, Carol Golin, Abigail Hatcher, Lauren Hill, Alexandra Lightfoot, Suzanne Maman, Beth Moracco, Kate Muessig, Luz Reyes, Nora Rosenberg, Deshira Wallace
Health communication
Noel Brewer, Melissa Gilkey, Carol Golin, Nisha Gottfredson, Marissa Hall, Lauren Hill, Laura Linnan, Kurt Ribisl, Deborah Tate
Health disparities and health equity
Clare Barrington, Carolyn Crump, Geni Eng, Ed Fisher, Carol Golin, Shelley Golden, Marissa Hall, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Lauren Hill, Alexandra Lightfoot, Laura Linnan, Derrick Matthews, Sarah Mills, Kate Muessig, Patsy Polston, Kurt Ribisl, Deborah Tate, Deshira Wallace
HIV/AIDS
Clare Barrington, Geni Eng, Vivian Go, Carol Golin, Abigail Hatcher, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Lauren Hill, Alexandra Lightfoot, Suzanne Maman, Derrick Matthews, Kate Muessig, Luz Reyes, Nora Rosenberg
Injury prevention and control
Clare Barrington, Carolyn Crump, Laura Linnan, Suzanne Maman, Beth Moracco, Luz Reyes
LGBTQ health
Noel Brewer, Clare Barrington, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Derrick Matthews, Kate Muessig
Maternal and child health
Nisha Gottfredson, Abigail Hatcher, Lauren Hill, Nora Rosenberg, Luz Reyes
mHealth and digital health
Liz Chen, Melissa Cox, Nisha Gottfredson, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Lauren Hill, Kate Muessig, Nora Rosenberg, Luz Reyes, Deborah Tate
Medical decision making
Melissa Gilkey, Carol Golin, Lauren Hill, Barbara Rimer
Mental health
Ed Fisher, Nisha Gottfredson, Abigail Hatcher, Lauren Hill, Kate Muessig, Nora Rosenberg, Luz Reyes
Men’s health
Clare Barrington, Vivian Go, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Laura Linnan, Derrick Matthews, Kate Muessig, Nora Rosenberg
Obesity, diet and physical activity
Carolyn Crump, Ed Fisher, Nisha Gottfredson, Marissa Hall, Laura Linnan, Deborah Tate
Occupational/workplace and worker health and safety
Carolyn Crump, Laura Linnan
Patient advocacy and medical errors
Geni Eng
Policy, systems and environment change
Clare Barrington, Carolyn Crump, Geni Eng, Shelley Golden, Marissa Hall, Sarah Mills, Kurt Ribisl, Nora Rosenberg, Deshira Wallace
Sexual and reproductive health
Clare Barrington, Noel Brewer, Geni Eng, Melissa Gilkey, Vivian Go, Carol Golin, Nisha Gottfredson, Abigail Hatcher, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Lauren Hill, Alexandra Lightfoot, Suzanne Maman, Derrick Matthews, Kate Muessig, Luz Reyes, Nora Rosenberg
Social networks, social and peer support
Clare Barrington, Geni Eng, Ed Fisher, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Lauren Hill, Laura Linnan, Suzanne Maman, Nora Rosenberg
Structural interventions
Carolyn Crump, Abigail Hatcher, Suzanne Maman
Substance use and dependence (alcohol, opioids, and other drugs)
Melissa Cox, Vivian Go, Nisha Gottfredson, Luz Reyes, Beth Moracco
Tobacco use prevention and control
Noel Brewer, Ed Fisher, Shelley Golden, Nisha Gottfredson, Marissa Hall, Sarah Mills, Kurt Ribisl
Vaccination
Noel Brewer, Melissa Gilkey, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Lauren Hill
Violence prevention
Clare Barrington, Carolyn Crump, Nisha Gottfredson, Abigail Hatcher, Laura Linnan, Suzanne Maman, Beth Moracco, Luz Reyes
Women’s health
Noel Brewer, Geni Eng, Abigail Hatcher, Lauren Hill, Laura Linnan, Carol Golin, Suzanne Maman, Beth Moracco, Nora Rosenberg, Luz Reyes

Full faculty profiles are located on our Faculty and Staff page.
Method/Approach
Faculty
Community-based participatory research
Lynn Blanchard, Carolyn Crump, Geni Eng, Ed Fisher, Carol Golin, Alexandra Lightfoot, Laura Linnan, Beth Moracco
Community mobilization
Abigail Hatcher, Alexandra Lightfoot, Suzanne Maman
Epidemiology
Nora Rosenberg
Human-centered design/design thinking
Liz Chen, Lisa Hightow-Weidman, Beth Moracco, Luz Reyes
Implementation science and dissemination
Clare Barrington, Vivian Go, Abigail Hatcher, Lauren Hill, Laura Linnan, Nora Rosenberg, Deborah Tate
Mixed methods
Abigail Hatcher, Lauren HIll, Beth Moracco, Kate Muessig
Precision health/machine learning
Nisha Gottfredson, Nora Rosenberg, Deborah Tate
Prevention science
Melissa Cox, Nisha Gottfredson, Luz Reyes
Qualitative methods
Clare Barrington, Abigail Hatcher, Lauren Hill, Alexandra Lightfoot, Suzanne Maman, Beth Moracco, Kate Muessig
Statistical modeling
Nisha Gottfredson, Abigail Hatcher, Luz Reyes, Nora Rosenberg
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