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Health Behavior

What is Health Behavior?

Health Behavior promotes healthy living and prepares students to identify the role of biological, behavioral, environmental, and social forces on population health. Our students apply these elements when planning and evaluating programs, services and policies designed to improve the health of individuals and communities.

Alumni Kristina Savitske talking about food safety

Why did you choose Texas A&M?

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A HEALTH Promotion and Community Health Sciences DEGREE?

Our graduates currently serve in diverse organizations in a variety of leadership roles:

  • Vice President of Program Services, National Rural Health Association
  • Executive Director at Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Chair/Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Health Promotion and Behavioral Dept., University of Louisville School of Public Health
  • Director of Education, National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute
  • Injury Prevention Coordinator, Dell Children's Medical Center
  • Chief, Education & Research, Nutritional Medicine Dept., Brooke Army Medical Center
  • Health Promotion Manager, Brazos County Health District

Faculty and Research

Our faculty represent a wide array of disciplines, expertise, and interests within Health Behavior. Their expertise includes community health development strategies and assessment, minority health disparities, rural and border health issues, global health, adolescent mental health and substance abuse, reducing food insecurity, chronic disease prevention, active living policy and obesity prevention.

Notable faculty studies and projects include:

  • Brazos Valley Health Assessments
  • Health capacity building in rural communities
  • Adolescent smoking cessation program
  • Border nutrition and obesity prevention programs
  • Chronic disease prevention through nutrition education
  • Texas Rape Prevention and Education Program evaluation
  • Physical activity interventions for low-income, diverse communities
Alumni Amy Elizondo speaking at the Brazos Valley Health Assessment