Pamela Orpinas

Health Promotion & Behavior
Professor

Health Promotion & Behavior

  • Education

    PhD, School of Public Health, University of Texas-Houston

    MPH, University of California-Los Angeles

  • Areas of Expertise

    Research: prevention of partner and family violence, health-risk behaviors in adolescence, Global health (particularly in Latin America and Latinos living in the US)

    Teaching: behavioral sciences theory, injury and violence prevention, cultural diversity and social justice

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    College of Public Health Excellence in Research Award, 2013

    Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia, 2007

  • Affiliations

    American Public Health Association

    American Psychological Association

    Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, Beta Chi Chapter

  • Course Instruction

    HPRB 8420 Theory and Research in Health Behavior

    HPRB 7990 Diversity and Social Justice in Public Health

    HPRB 7920 Health Behavior

    HPRB 3750 Foundations of Injury Prevention

    Dr. Orpinas has a passion for teaching. She teaches courses that help students understand why people behave the way they do from an individual viewpoint as well as from a societal, social justice perspective.

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Orpinas’ research focuses on applying behavioral theories to understand and modify health-related behaviors.