HPBS faculty expertise

Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences faculty have expertise in engagement of and research with a variety of populations of interest:

Black / African American populations
Global / international populations
Hispanic / Latino populations
LGBTQ people
Older adults
People experiencing homelessness
People experiencing mental health issues
People living with HIV/AIDS
People with cognitive disabilities
Rural southern communities
Socially isolated populations
Youth / adolescents

Our faculty possess subject matter expertise in multiple public health issues and approaches:

Behavioral economics
Chronic diseases
-- Asthma
-- Cancer
-- Depression
-- Diabetes
-- HPV
Community-based interventions
Community capacity building
Community health development
Community health worker models
Health communication campaigns
Health hazard preparedness
Health literacy
Health philanthropy
Healthy aging
HIV-related stigma
Medical decision-making
Mental health
Public health systems change
Social and structural determinants of health
Social justice youth development & healing
Social norms
Structural marginalization as a root cause of inequity
Vaccination for primary prevention
Youth violence prevention

Our faculty possess experience utilizing a variety of research approaches, designs, and methods:

Boot Camp Translation
Clinical trials
Community-Based Participatory Research
Concept mapping
Critical ethnography
Decision analysis
Experimental / quasi-experimental design
Mixed methods research design
Narrative analysis
Participatory Action Research
Photovoice / Photo-elicitation
Randomized controlled trials
Survey methods
Quantitative methods and analytical approaches
Qualitative methods and analytical approaches

In their scholarly practice, our faculty possess a wealth of professional skills to help equip students:

Coalition building
Communication to diverse audiences
Community engagement
Community health assessment
Community organizing
Grant writing
Policy advocacy
Policy analysis
Policy evaluation
Program evaluation
Program planning
Public health administration
Strategic planning

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