Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Institute for Public Health and Medicine

Program in Epidemiologic Approaches to Behavior Change

The goal of the Program on Epidemiologic Approaches to Behavior Change is to apply epidemiologic and biostatistical methodology to determine the distribution of health behaviors in the population and to quantify the contribution of health behaviors to the burden of chronic and infectious diseases. Examples of the types of research activities that group members carry out are as follows:

In order to achieve these goals, the program maintains active collaborations across multiple programs within the IPHAM Center for Behavior and Health and throughout the medical school and university. We hold regular meetings to discuss ongoing research and to identify opportunities to advance our mission.

Program Lead: Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Mercedes Carnethon