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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Faculty hiring initiative will boost UGA’s strength in infectious disease dynamics
Faculty hiring initiative will boost UGA’s strength in infectious disease dynamics

The emergence and spread of infectious diseases is a major, growing, and increasingly complex global challenge. As the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear, addressing it requires expertise and tools from

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Rural communities rebuild healthy habits
Rural communities rebuild healthy habits

Obesity affects millions of Americans and increases the risk of stroke, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other causes of premature death. The percentage of U.S. adults with obesity has

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Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse
Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse

College students who misuse stimulant drugs or nootropics like Adderall or Ritalin are also likely to drink heavily and use other drugs, according to new research from the University of

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