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||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, PhD, uses research to support the design and evaluation of social and behavior change interventions.
|Harry Barbee||Assistant Professor|
|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.
|Jennifer Brown||Assistant Scientist||
Jennifer Brown, PhD '20, MPH, researches tobacco marketing and compliance with advertisement restrictions globally.
|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, PhD, MHSc, conducts research and capacity building to inform and advance interventions to reduce tobacco-caused death and disease.
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||Assistant Scientist||
Lauren Czaplicki, PhD '18, MPH, applies a critical public health research lens to understand corporate influence on health and policymaking.
|Melissa Davey-Rothwell||Senior Scientist||
Melissa Davey-Rothwell, PhD '07, MPH, is a behavioral scientist who studies the implementation of evidence-based interventions in community-based settings.
|Lauren Dayton||Assistant Scientist||
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 Scientist||
Tyler Derreth, PhD, researches critical pedagogy, equitable teaching and learning practices, and university-community partnerships to advance justice in education and communities.
|Margaret Ensminger||Professor - Emeritus|
|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.