About the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
Our mission is to advance health, reduce preventable illness, and promote health equity through the application of research, teaching, service and practice that promotes health and quality of life within and across diverse population groups. Our mission represents our unique role in creating change for population health.
- Our programs address social and behavioral dynamics to promote health and health equity.
- Our faculty engage individual, family, social network, community, structural, and policy approaches to health promotion.
- Our courses integrate theory, research, and practice through case studies, small group discussions, community partnerships and technology.
- Our research uses multiple approaches and methods to examine basic and intervention research questions and apply findings to program and policy development..
HBHE At A Glance
- 24 Tenure Track Faculty
- 5 Research Faculty
- 5 Clinical Faculty
- 12 Faculty with Joint Appointments
- 162 Students
- 1,700 Alumni
- 70 Staff
- 10 Research Centers
Our legacy began with the work of Mabel Rugen, one of the founding faculty members of the School of Public Health in 1941. The Department of Health Behavior and Health Education was established in 1975.
You can learn more about the history of our program and the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students on our Department History page.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We are actively engaged in DE&I efforts within the department, school and University. Current HBHE initiatives include:
- DEI Departmental Groups:
- Student DEI Action Committee
- Staff DEI Committee
- Faculty DEI Task Force
Contact Jenny Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about department DEI efforts and any of the opportunities listed here.
Department of Health Behavior & Health Education
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029