Department of Health Behavior

The Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences ultimately seeks to equip professional who will improve the quality of life of others and reduce health disparities by preparing students to identify the role of biological, behavioral, environmental, and social forces on population health. Students will have the opportunity to improve the health of individuals and communities through the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health interventions and to will be taught to become an informed health professional capable of making the world healthier and more humane.  Students also receive a specialized education through coursework designed to help them develop as a professional, expand their knowledge and skills related to public health education, and prepare them for professional public health practice

The curricula offers opportunities to obtain professional preparation and certification for careers the public health sector, allied health and medical related professions (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physicians’ assistant, nursing, or medicine), and a broad and diverse range of other local, state, national, and international organizations including government and private health agencies, clinical settings, nonprofit organizations, schools and universities, volunteer agencies, and other community organizations in careers that promote and improve health.

Burdine, James N, Professor
Hlth Promotion & Comm Hlth Sci
DrPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979

Clark, Heather, Research Assistant Professor
Hlth Promotion & Comm Hlth Sci
DrPH, Texas A&M University, 2014

Colwell, Gregory B, Professor
Hlth Promotion & Comm Hlth Sci
PHD, Indiana University at Bloomington, 1992

Downey, Rachelle M, Visiting Lecturer
Hlth Promotion & Comm Hlth Sci
MED, University of Texas of Arlington, 2013

Jones-Mckyer, Ellisa L, Professor
Hlth Promotion & Comm Hlth Sci
PHD, Indiana University, 2005

Ma, Ping, Assistant Professor
Hlth Promotion & Comm Hlth Sci
PHD, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2013

Mier, Nelda, Instructional Associate Professor
Hlth Promotion & Comm Hlth Sci
PHD, University of New Mexico, 2002

Sharkey, Joseph R, Professor
Hlth Promotion & Comm Hlth Sci
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002

Stasi, Selina M, Instructional Assistant Professor
Hlth Promotion & Comm Hlth Sci
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2018