Established in 1942 as UNC’s Department of Public Health Education, the Department of Health Behavior was the first program of its kind in the United States. Read about our history.
Our faculty and students are active researchers in North Carolina, the U.S. and globally with many studies focusing upon these issues: Community health, violence prevention, policy change, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, health disparities reduction, health communication/ mHealth, obesity and diabetes management, tobacco control and health promotion in the workplace. Read about our research.
See Health Behavior Matters, our e-newsletter, for spring 2018.