Health, Behavior and Society
News & Events
- Read: My dad is a poor, sick immigrant. It didn’t take a pandemic to put him in peril – Former HBS student, Mollie Cueva-Dabkoski, shares a personal essay on COVID-19 and social justice (Washington Post)
- Listen: Coronavirus: Racial Disparities of this Disease – HBS professor, Lisa Cooper, MD, talks to Bill Nye about race and COVID-19 (Science Rules! with Bill Nye)
- Read: Prevent Home Injuries to Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic – HBS MSPH program director, Eileen McDonald, offers tips to keep families safe during COVID-19 (Consumer Reports)
- Read: A Place to Heal – HBS professor, Susan Sherman, PhD, reflects on the mission and founding of the SPARC Women’s Center (Hub)
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.
Registration is now open for the 2020 HBS Summer Institute! Learn more.
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.