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Health, Behavior and Society

Health, Behavior and Society

The Department of Health, Behavior and Society is discovering the optimal ways we can change human behavior to improve public health.

From social policy and social environment to individual behavior change—our faculty and students address multiple health problems around the world including obesity, sexually transmitted infections, injury, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

Established in 2005, the Department of Health, Behavior and Society remains dedicated to research and training that advances our understanding of how behaviors within an environmental context operate at the individual, organizational, community and societal levels—and to promoting effective interventions.

Department Overview

The Department of Health, Behavior and Society collaborates with communities locally and globally to develop behavior change programs and interventions that address today’s top public health issues.