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Arnold School of Public Health

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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
  • 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

Lucy Ingram

COVID-19 response: Arnold School faculty rise to challenge of online teaching

In the new world of distance learning, faculty are getting a crash course in online education — and the learning curve can be steep. But it’s not insurmountable, says Lucy Ingram, assistant dean for academic affairs and online education.

Brie Turner-McGrievy

Arnold School associate professors receive faculty service awards from Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research has announced the 2020 research-related service awards, and associate professors Jan Eberth and Brie Turner-McGrievy are among those selected from across the university.

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2019-2020 SPARC Graduate Research Grants awarded to 12 Arnold School graduate students

Graduate students from across the Arnold School have earned 2019-2020 SPARC Graduate Research Grants from the UofSC Office of the Vice President for Research to fund individual scholarship initiatives.

Shaun Owens

Alumnus included in 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health list by National Minority Quality Forum

Shaun Owens, an assistant professor in the UofSC College of Social Work and an alumnus of the Arnold School's Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior program, has been recognized for his innovative work on behalf of older adults and cancer patients. 

Julianna Jayne

Alumna strikes balance between military service and career in science

Ph.D. in HPEB alumna Julianna Jayne leads the Military Nutrition Division in providing the biomedical science basis for nutritional approaches that enable optimal performance for services members.  

Megan Weis and Lee Pearson

Collaboration in the classroom

UofSC features health promotion education, and behavior clinical associate professor Lee Pearson and academic affiliate Megan Weis on their collaboration co-teaching a Health Program Planning course. 


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