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:
economics of behavior
health communication and use of digital technology
nutrition and food security
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