The Oregon State University public health doctoral degree program with a concentration in health promotion and health behavior (HPHB) provides research-based training for an interdisciplinary understanding of social and behavioral influences on health, with special attention to communities experiencing health disparities.
Recent graduates have gone on to prestigious post-doctoral positions, tenure-track faculty positions, and positions in industry and government.
As a doctoral student, you will collaborate with a world-class faculty member on interdisciplinary, community-engaged research spanning a variety of areas, including:
You will work alongside faculty on funded research studies and participate on manuscripts, conference presentations and grant development.
This work includes dissemination and implementation science research. We are committed to enhancing health equity through our research and practice.
See which courses you’ll take as a public health doctoral student.
Public health handbook
What you’ll learn in the health promotion and health behavior concentration.
Sydelle Harrison, MPH
HPHB PhD student
Through her research, Sydelle Harrison aims to identify and address gaps in public health translation at the Tribal level in the Pacific Northwest.
Her current community-based research focuses on investigation of indigenous environmental health priorities and capacity-building with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).
We’re happy to connect with you by email, phone or virtual meetings.
In 2014, our college was accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health – the first in Oregon. This distinction provides our students with more resources, more opportunities to engage in research, and faculty experts who specialize in a variety of public health topics.