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Faculty

Our faculty are dedicated to research and training that advance scientific understanding of behaviors related to health and how to influence them and improve health outcomes.

The Department of Health, Behavior and Society is also fortunate to have distinguished part-time faculty, including leaders in behavioral and social sciences and public health. These faculty teach courses, serve as preceptors, and guide students seeking career counseling.

Sean Allen

Sean Allen

Assistant Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Sean Allen, DrPH, MPH, uses research to inform drug policies and eliminate health disparities among people who inject drugs.

Stella Babalola

Stella Babalola

Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Stella Babalola, PhD, uses research to support the design and evaluation of social and behavior change interventions.

Daniel Barnett

Daniel Barnett

Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH '01, studies emergency preparedness, response, and recovery to identify approaches for optimizing population health in emergencies and disasters.

S. Wilson Beckham

S. Wilson Beckham

Assistant Scientist
Health, Behavior and Society

Will Beckham, PhD '13, MPH, MA, researches treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, with a focus on LGBTQ health, particularly that of transgender and gender diverse people.

Sara Benjamin Neelon

Sara Benjamin Neelon

Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Sara Benjamin-Neelon, PhD, JD, MPH, is an attorney and child nutritionist who examines early life predictors of obesity and other chronic diseases with a health equity lens.

Lee Bone

Lee Bone

Associate Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Lee Bone, MPH '77, RN, is a community-driven trailblazer and a fearless silo-buster for sustainable change in the context of urban health and chronic disease.

Janice Bowie

Janice Bowie

Professor
Health, Behavior and Society

Janice Bowie, PhD '97, MPH, is Chair of the Doctor of Public Health program and an expert in health disparities and community-based research methods.