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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

Aaron Guest

Arnold School alum wins award from Gerontological Society of America

Health promotion, education, and behavior alumnus (MPH/MSW, 2015) Aaron Guest has won the Rising Star Early Career Faculty Award, which recognizes new faculty for their impactful and innovative teaching and/or leadership. 

Tianyue Mi

Doctoral candidate awarded two scholarships to support professional, educational development of HIV, health services policy research

Tianyue Mi, a candidate in the Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) program, has been awarded two national scholarships to support her development as an HIV health services policy researcher

Kristen Zosel

Doctoral student awarded nearly $800K to address high rates of musculoskeletal-related medical discharges in the Army

The Defense Health Agency's Military Health System Research Program has awarded $797K to Kristen Zosel (Wilburn), a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, in conjunction with her research fellowship with USARIEM.

Wendy Clemmer

Staff Spotlight: Wendy Clemmer

Clemmer supports HPEB and the Center for Healthcare Quality with their pre- and post-award actions. Her daily activities include tracking spending, paying bills and hiring new employees, but her favorite part of the job is pre-award planning.

Xiaoming Li

Xiaoming Li ranks most cited author overall for AIDS Care

According to an analysis published by Exaly, health promotion, education, and behavior professor and Center for Healthcare Quality director Xiaoming Li is the most highly cited lifetime AIDS Care author. Li is also the most active author in HIV/AIDS stigma/discrimination research in the world. 

Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis, Mark Sarzynski and James Hardin receive 2022 Faculty Awards

The Arnold School is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Faculty Awards: Rachel Davis (James A. Keith Excellence in Teaching Award), Mark Sarzynski (Faculty Research Award), and James Hardin (Faculty Service Award).

Isabella Alonso

Isabella Alonso and Kyndall Dye-Braumuller selected to receive 2022 Arnold School Student Awards

Congratulations to Isabella Alonso (B.A. in Public Health, MPH in HPEB) on winning the Jeffrey Keith Mattison Outstanding Student Achievement Awardand Kyndall Dye-Braumuller (Ph.D. in Epidemiology) for winning the Doctoral Student Achievement Award. 


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