Health Promotion and Health Behavior

Inspire behavior change to improve health and well-being

Changing behavior takes time and dedication, but quality of life can be improved at any age. Those drawn to health promotion and health behavior enjoy helping others and getting to the root of problems to find viable solutions.

Health promotion and health behavior specialists work to understand the social and behavioral influences at play in various communities, especially those with health disparities.

They dig deep to get at the root of issues. Whether it’s looking at living conditions, lifestyle choices or disease prevention, these important public health professionals use scientific evaluation to create real solutions to communities’ most pressing health challenges.

  • Zoom-based mindfulness group proves feasible intervention for post-cancer sexual health

    June 8, 2022

    Zoom-based mindfulness group proves feasible intervention for post-cancer sexual health

    Without intervention there are a lot of people who are just out there dealing with post-cancer sexual health, feeling like they’re alone.

  • Commencement 2022: Silvia Arizmendi

    June 6, 2022

    Commencement 2022: Silvia Arizmendi

    Silvia was accepted for a paid internship with Willamette Partnership during the summer of 2021 and worked with stakeholders in the Corvallis area including Benton County Health Department and Samaritan Health Services to address and reduce health disparities in outdoor settings, specifically for those with disabilities Her public health education is putting her on track to achieve her goal of becoming a physician assistant. Learn how.

  • Mindfulness-Based Approach Addresses Sexual Health Concerns After Cancer Treatment

    June 2, 2022

    Mindfulness-Based Approach Addresses Sexual Health Concerns After Cancer Treatment

    “Many cancer survivors experience sexual dysfunction and related distress after diagnosis and well after treatment ends, yet there are few interventions available,” wrote Jessica Gorman, PhD, MPH, of the Oregon State University, and colleagues. “Improved access to effective interventions can improve the delivery of survivorship care and patient outcomes.”

  • Jordan Trippett

    May 19, 2022

    Commencement 2022: Jordan Trippett

    “Jordan is a leader among her peers, developing a platform called Public Health Discord, a place for public health students to share resources at OSU,” says Karen Elliot, CPHHS’ public health undergraduate internship coordinator. “It has been a way for students to connect with each other during the COVID pandemic.”

  • Rachel Culp

    March 16, 2022

    MPH student works toward improving community health

    Graduate student Rachel Culp is the student outreach coordinator for the Coast to Forest mental health program, where she is helping to build an online directory of mental health and substance use resources.

  • Nearly $5M grant to establish children’s environmental health research center at Oregon State

    January 26, 2022

    Nearly $5M grant to establish children’s environmental health research center at Oregon State

    The purpose of this grant is to reduce children’s exposure to harmful environmental factors and improve their health and well-being.