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Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) is an interdisciplinary department that applies the social and behavioral sciences to improve public health.

HPEB conducts innovative research and prepares future leaders to improve public health locally, nationally, and globally. Our faculty and students address how interventions, social context, health care systems, and physical environments influence health behaviors and health status, with an emphasis on disadvantaged populations.

Departmental strengths include:

  • community-engaged interventions
  • economics of behavior
  • global health
  • health communication and use of digital technology
  • healthy aging
  • nutrition and food security
  • physical activity
  • prevention of cancer and other non-communicable diseases
  • public policy and advocacy
  • research methods, program evaluation, and implementation science
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • social determinants of health and health inequities
  • tobacco use and vaping

Degrees Offered

In addition to an undergraduate minor, we offer four advanced degrees related to health promotion, education and behavior as well as three graduate certificate programs. Each graduate degree and certificate has specific application deadlines and requirements

Are you an undergraduate student interested in doing research with an HPEB faculty member? Fill out this contact form for more information.

Health Promotion, Education & Behavior News


New study examines pros, cons of advanced maternal age

Emily Mann has been awarded more than $140K from the National Science Foundation's Division of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences to study the biomedicalization of advanced maternal age.

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Arnold School students join This Is Public Health Ambassadors program

Ally Hucek (Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior) and Katherine Brown (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) have been selected to join the 2023-2024 Cohort of the This Is Public Health Ambassadors program for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.

Minji Kim

E-cigarette manufacturers use targeted marketing to lure in young adults

Research led by HPEB assistant professor Minji Kim has found that marketing strategies used by e-cigarette manufacturers increase the likelihood of uptake among otherwise low-risk young adults.

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Arnold School researchers play key role in child malnutrition report from UNICEF, WHO, and World Bank

Alexander McLain and Edward Frongillo were acknowledged for their role in developing the analytic methods used for estimating overweight and stunting trends among children around the world.

Xiaoming Li

New training program preps underrepresented minority students for careers in health data science

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded about $1.6 million to Arnold School faculty to launch a training program aimed at preparing underrepresented minority students to pursue careers in health data science. 

Shan Qiao

New study will assess pandemic interruptions to health care for South Carolinians living with HIV

Shan Qiao has been awarded $3.5 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study disruptions to HIV-related care during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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