Health, Behavior and Society
News & Events
- Watch: Addressing COVID Disparities in Communities of Color, featuring HBS faculty member, Lisa Cooper, MD (Bloomberg Philanthropies)
- Listen: Building Resilience in Puerto Rico, featuring HBS alum, Yonaira Rivera, PhD '19 (American Health Podcast)
- Read: Why human brains are bad at assessing the risks of pandemics, featuring HBS faculty member, Meghan Moran, PhD (The Washington Post)
- Read: With science and scripture, a Baltimore pastor is fighting Covid-19 vaccine skepticism, featuring HBS doctoral student, Amelia Jamison (STAT News)
- Read: Easing lockdowns and covid-19: the geometry of the pandemic in America, featuring HBS chair, Rajiv Rimal, PhD (The Economist)
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.
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.