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Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) is an interdisciplinary department that applies the social and behavioral sciences to improve public health.

HPEB conducts innovative research and prepares future leaders to improve public health locally, nationally, and globally. Our faculty and students address how interventions, social context, health care systems, and physical environments influence health behaviors and health status, with an emphasis on disadvantaged populations.

Departmental strengths include:

  • community-engaged interventions
  • economics of behavior
  • global health
  • health communication and use of digital technology
  • healthy aging
  • HIV/AIDS
  • nutrition and food security
  • physical activity
  • prevention of cancer and other non-communicable diseases
  • public policy and advocacy
  • research methods, program evaluation, and implementation science
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • social determinants of health and health inequities
  • tobacco use and vaping


Degrees Offered

In addition to an undergraduate minor, we offer four advanced degrees related to health promotion, education and behavior as well as three graduate certificate programs. Each graduate degree and certificate has specific application deadlines and requirements

Are you an undergraduate student interested in doing research with an HPEB faculty member? Fill out this contact form for more information.


Health Promotion, Education & Behavior News

Daniela Friedman

Daniela Friedman named editor for the Journal of Women & Aging

After years of contributing to the Journal of Women & Aging as associate editor, editorial board member, guest editor and manuscript reviewer, health promotion, education, and behavior professor and chair Daniela Friedman has been selected to lead the journal as editor. 

Brie Turner-McGrievy

Trendy does not equal healthy. Researchers find significant differences in nutritional quality among popular diets

Research led by health promotion, education, and behavior associate professor Brie Turner-McGrievy has revealed that popular diets are not necessarily the most healthy. Turner-McGrievy and her team compared 40 diets rated by physicians and nutritionists for U.S. News & World Report.

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2020-2021 SPARC Graduate Research Grants awarded to 9 Arnold School graduate students

Graduate students from across the Arnold School have earned 2020-2021 SPARC Graduate Research Grants from the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research to fund individual scholarship initiatives.

Jennifer Mandelbaum

Three Arnold School doctoral students win 2021 Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Awards

Jacob Barber (EXSC), Jennifer Mandelbaum (HPEB) and Gabriella Reynolds (COMD) were chosen from a pool of nominations submitted by graduate directors across the university for their classroom excellence, research/scholarship contributions and potential for future success. 

Xiaoming Li

Xiaoming Li wins 2021 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research

Health promotion, education, and behavior professor Xiaoming Li is one of just five faculty from across UofSC to receive a 2021 Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

Ruth Saunders

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Professor Emerita Ruth Saunders wins alumni award for lifetime achievement

Ruth Saunders as been awarded the Psychology Department Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at her undergraduate alma mater, Clemson University, for her 30-plus-year career of exemplary research and practice.

Masud Rahman

Arnold School’s Maternal and Child Health Public Health Catalyst Program selects inaugural Maternal a

As part of the Arnold School’s Maternal and Child Health Public Health Catalyst Program, these scholarships provide competitive research funding to promising students to pursue research in areas related to the health and well-being of mothers, children, and adolescents. 

 

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