The Department of Health Promotion and Behavior educates future public health professionals in the social and behavioral aspects of public health and in the prevention of health-related problems and conditions. Faculty, students and staff in the department study the underlying factors influencing health in order to create multilevel interventions that positively impact that health and well-being at individual, group, organizational, and community levels.

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‘Stepped’ treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV
‘Stepped’ treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV

Alcohol abuse is common among people with HIV, leading to a host of medical and public health problems. Yet, alcohol use and addiction treatment is rarely administered in HIV clinics.

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Alumni Spotlight: Raegan Tuff
Alumni Spotlight: Raegan Tuff

Dr. Raegan Tuff is a public health champion who faithfully pursues her passion to promote the well-being of individuals and communities through research and practice.  She serves as a public

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Rural sexual minorities face mental health risks when using dating apps, UGA study finds
Rural sexual minorities face mental health risks when using dating apps, UGA study finds

For a sexual minority male living in a rural community, dating apps can be a useful way to find a potential partner. But these apps are not without risk. According

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