Health Behavior & Health Education

  • 9 research centers are led by HBHE faculty

The Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health focuses on the social and behavioral factors associated with health status and behavior. We develop programs that promote health, prevent disease, and manage chronic illness.

Our multidisciplinary faculty provides students with a broad choice of courses that emphasize individual, family, social network, community, and policy approaches to health behavior and health education.

We create leaders who can analyze and intervene on a broad range of domestic and global health matters across the lifespan and integrate cultural, ethical, socioeconomic, and social justice issues into efforts to improve public health outcomes and quality of life.

Internship stories: Erica Rose

Erica Rose, HBHE, on her summer internship at the Aravind Eye Care System in Madurai, India.

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