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Health, Behavior and Society

Health, Behavior and Society

The End of the Road
Our researchers are helping governments, families and society improve road safety while respecting the rights of older citizens who sometimes don't want to let go of the wheel. Learn More
City of Secrets
To reduce HIV rates among African-American men who have sex with men, Bloomberg School researchers have learned to rely on the men themselves. Learn More
mHealth - Can You Hear Me Now?
At the Bloomberg School, current mHealth projects range from saving the lives of pregnant women and babies in Bangladesh to assessing drug use patterns in inner city Baltimore. Learn More
Staying Positive
According to the CDC, by 2015, half of everyone diagnosed with HIV in the United States will be 50 or older. This presents cause for both celebration and preparation among researchers. Learn More
How Nagging Feeds a Health Crisis
A recent study found that packaging and ads for junk food directly lead to children nagging their parents for it, and that the nagging typically pays off. Learn More
Behavior on Trial
Behavior change may be our best bet for stemming the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but it's one of the hardest public health strategies to evaluate. Bloomberg School researchers are digging deeper. Learn More

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.