Interim Chair: Dr. Mark Swanson

The Department of Health, Behavior & Society is a group of researchers and teachers focused on how individual behavior – and the myriad of social, environmental, and policy influences on that behavior – can influence health outcomes, as well as focusing on strategies to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors. Our research interests are wide ranging, with key areas including cancer, sexual health, women’s health, racial and ethnic health disparities, social determinants of health, community based participatory research, food and nutrition, substance abuse, social networks, health communication, and disruptive behavior disorders among children.

The Department of Health, Behavior & Society was formerly known as the Department of Health Behavior.

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