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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.

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Sean Allen Assistant Professor

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

Kiara Álvarez Assistant Professor
Stella Babalola Professor

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

Harry Barbee Assistant Professor

Harry Barbee, PhD ’20, is an interdisciplinary social scientist who aims to identify, understand, and improve health and aging outcomes among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations.

Sara Benjamin Neelon Professor

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 Associate Professor

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 Professor - Emeritus

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.

Rajeev Cherukupalli Assistant Scientist

Rajeev Cherukupalli, PhD, MA, works in public finance, health, development, labor markets and policy evaluation, to harness better tax and policy design to improve health.

Joanna Cohen Professor

Joanna Cohen, PhD, MHSc, is Chair of the Department of Health, Behavior & Society. She conducts research and capacity building to inform and advance interventions to eliminate tobacco-caused death and disease.

Lisa Cooper Professor

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH '93, works to advance health equity with scholarship on racial disparities in patient-physician communication and community-informed interventions.

Carmen Cronin Assistant Scientist
Lauren Czaplicki Associate Scientist

Lauren Czaplicki, PhD '18, MPH, applies a critical public health research lens to understand corporate influence on health and policymaking.

Melissa Davey-Rothwell Research Professor

Melissa Davey-Rothwell, PhD '07, MPH, is a behavioral scientist who studies the implementation of evidence-based interventions in community-based settings.

Lauren Dayton Associate Research Professor

Lauren Dayton, PhD, MSPH, is a behavioral scientist who works to promote the well-being of youth and families through the development, implementation, and evaluation of trauma and harm prevention interventions.

Tyler Derreth Assistant Teaching Professor

Tyler Derreth, PhD, researches critical pedagogy, equitable teaching and learning practices, and university-community partnerships to advance justice in education and communities.

Jeffrey Drope Research Professor
Julie Evans Assistant Scientist
Maria-Elena Figueroa Associate Scientist

Maria-Elena Figueroa, PhD '96, researches health behavior and applied communication worldwide, and directs CCP’s Global Program on Water and Hygiene.

Danielle German Associate Professor

Danielle German, PhD '09, MPH, conducts research to understand and address the social context of health behavior and well-being among marginalized populations.

Andrea Gielen Professor - Emeritus

Andrea Gielen, ScD, applies behavior change methods to help create injury-free lives for women and children.