The students, faculty and staff of Michigan Public Health's Department of Health Behavior and Health Education work passionately in the pursuit of an equitable, healthy future for all.

Translating theory and research into practice, we develop interventions and policies that promote health, prevent disease, and empower people to manage chronic illness. Based on our social and behavioral science knowledge we transform the theoretical into action to eliminate health disparities and affect lasting change.

Join our award-winning faculty as you explore the psychosocial, biological, and ecological factors that influence behavior and health. Going beyond the classroom, you'll design and implement real-world health interventions that improve the quality of life for diverse populations across the globe.

Through comprehensive research, innovative partnerships, and hands-on fieldwork, you'll build healthier communities with people who live in them and help create enduring ethical solutions to health challenges.

Get to Know HBHE 

HBHE and Epidemiology students Sandra Giaramahoro Coyne and Jelena Verkler interned at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Nutritional Sciences student Kate McManus and HBHE student Hadlee Garrison interned with Food Gatherers, a food rescue and food bank program serving Washtenaw County.

HBHE student Hannah Eck talks about her health communications internship for JOOL Health, and her passion for translating research for the general public.

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