Department of Health Behavior

What is Health Behavior?

Social and behavioral sciences use different sociocultural and behavioral factors to better understand how healthy environments are sustained among different populations. Students concentrating in these fields learn how practical research and solutions help improve the health of individuals and communities. 

Our research covers obesity prevention including lifestyle interventions, family and adolescent health issues, prevention and control of addictive behaviors, sexual health risks including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, community based health promotion, health communication, and dissemination and implementation science. In addition to the MPH and PhD degrees, the department offers coordinated programs with nursing, sociology, and psychology, and a clinical research MSPH.