Some of the most dramatic impacts on health outcomes are due to changes in behavior.

Getting vaccinated, seeking prenatal care, practicing safe sex, exercising and hand washing are ways to reduce premature disability and death for millions around the globe. So why is it so difficult to adopt or maintain a healthy behavior?

Being a change agent is the goal for researchers at UNC Gillings. Whether preventing violence, reducing obesity, reducing tobacco harm, or stopping the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases globally -- we’re on it!