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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

Courtney Monroe

New grant aims for lasting increases in physical activity by leveraging existing social ties

Courtney Monroe, an assistant professor in the Arnold School's Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior has been awarded $3M from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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Three students selected to receive HPEB department awards

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior is proud to announce the 2024 winners of the Outstanding Master's Student, Christopher Peter Aluah Outstanding Doctoral Student, and Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Awards.

Briana Davis

Staff Spotlight: Briana Davis

Often serving as a project manager for health-related research projects, the recurring theme of Briana Davis's career has been addressing health disparities in chronic conditions, such as obesity, cancer and diabetes.

Emily Hackworth

Two-time alumna aims to reduce tobacco use among youth

During her Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior program, Emily Hackworth's research has focused on factors that predict nicotine use, including mental health, gender identity and risk perceptions.

Aditi Bussells

Arnold School announces 2024 Alumni Award Winners

Aditi Srivastav Bussells (Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior) has been awarded the Gerry Sue Arnold Alumni Award, and Veronica Scott-Fulton (MPH in Public Health Administration) is the recipient of the Norman J. Arnold Alumni Medal. 

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Big Data Health Science Center brings big minds, big ideas

USC features the Big Data Health Science Center, digging into how data analysis can improve health care outcomes across South Carolina but emphasizing that the workforce must be cultivated.


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