Welcome to the Department of Health Behavior!

This is a great time to pursue training in public health. 

I am very proud to be the chair of this outstanding and historic department. Health behavior students, faculty and alumni produce an impressive body of research, provide leadership in the field of public health and display steadfast commitment to ensuring health for everyone. Health behavior students are some of the most passionate and compassionate individuals in the Gillings School; they engage in social justice issues and share the department’s longstanding commitment to excellence, inclusion and diversity. I encourage you to dive in to your graduate school experience fully and embrace a wide variety of opportunities.  

As a department, we are highly collaborative by nature and together we are going to make a difference. 

Kurt Ribisl

Kurt M. Ribisl 
Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Behavior


August 20, 2018

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