Empower People, Pursue Equity

Join the world-class Department of Health Behavior and Health Education. We are an intellectual community committed to developing exceptional students and agents of transformative change. Our students explore the psychosocial, biological, and ecological factors that influence behavior and health. Learning occurs in comprehensive research experiences, innovative partnerships, and practical hands-on field experiences. As a result, our students become effective in turning theory and research into practice. They apply their knowledge to develop evidence-based interventions to improve community health, prevent disease, achieve health equity, and empower populations across the globe.

Our students receive training that provides an in-depth understanding of the individual, community, and system-level determinants of health behaviors. They discover how to develop and evaluate health intervention programs grounded in behavior change theory and implementation science. They learn best practices for communicating with and motivating people about health. Empowered with this knowledge and skill set, our alumni work with partners to build healthier communities and to create enduring solutions to our biggest public health challenges.

Do you want to change the world to improve health? If so, pursue your calling at Michigan Public Health.

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

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

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

A student in Health Behavior and Health Education, Lauryn Lin was a perfect fit for her internship this summer at the Washtenaw County Health Department.

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