The Department of Community and Behavioral Health prepares graduates to improve the health of communities through health promotion and disease prevention. Students actively engage with communities to develop approaches and solutions to everyday health issues.
Our MPH students learn the skills to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally appropriate and theoretically-based health behavior interventions at the individual, community and policy levels.
Our PhD students learn the skills to conduct culturally appropriate, theoretically-based research in health promotion and disease prevention including community-engaged research.
The faculty in our department have expertise in a wide range of community and behavioral health areas including health inequities, nutrition and physical activity, health communication, substance use and addictions, mental health, maternal and child health, and aging.