Health Behavior News

Alumni in the News: Dr. Wanda Walton Receives NAR Lifetime Achievement Award

This past weekend the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, North American Region held its conference in Colorado.
Dr. Wanda Walton (PhD. Health Behavior, 2003) received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo: Dr. Wanda Walton (left) and Dr. Sundari Mase (right) CDC – who introduced Dr. Walton during the ceremony.

Hendricks investigates expectancies for smoking cessation and motivation to quit smoking among drug-involved smokers

Drug-involved smokers may be less motivated to quit smoking because they expect smoking cessation to result in negative outcomes, such as increased drug use.

Hendricks studies early smoking withdrawal effects in relation to nicotine metabolism

Although the early time course of smoking withdrawal effects has been characterized, the clinical significance of early withdrawal symptoms and their predictors are unknown.

National women’s HIV study comes to UAB

Mirjam-Collete Kempf, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Michael Saag, M.D., received a $3 million, five-year award to join the Women’s Interagency HIV study (WIHS).

Schroder and team research whether supportive educational modules help stabilize recently recovered problem drinkers

Self-guided attempts to resolve drinking problems are common, but little is known about the processes by which supportive interventions of lower intensity might promote resolution.

Public Health Promotion and Aging Seminar

Health Behavior is offering a new course to explore current problems of the elderly, introduction to
broad principles of health promotion for the elderly and review model health promotion programs.


GIS for Public Health

The Department of Health Behavior is pleased
to announce a new graduate-level course:


Inactivity and Related Health Disparities in African-American Women in the Deep South

A recent study led by Dori Pekmezi, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), focused on addressing high rates of inactivity and related health disparities among African-American women in the Deep South.


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