The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Behavior Research aims to be an epicenter for fundamentals of behavioral research on the Penn campus. Together, with collaborators from the Penn community and other social science and public health professionals, we are working to advance the development, application and testing of health behavior measurement and theories in clinical and population-based research.
- We conduct and collaborate on innovative research on prevention, intervention, and program development for health behaviors. Applied health behavior theory is central to our work.
- We collaborate with other researchers to develop and evaluate relevant health behavior measurement tools to answer research questions.
- We provide consultation to behavioral researchers who want to develop or refine a theoretical basis for their line of inquiry.
- We provide a center for training, mentoring and supporting students, postdoctoral fellows and junior scientists in health behavior research.