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Improving the well-being of communities

Training students and conducting research to assess and address behavioral, social, and cultural factors that influence today’s biggest public health problems.

What We Do

Housed in the UNLV School of Public Health, the Department of Social and Behavioral Health is made up of faculty who are engaged in research that brings the community to the forefront through the development and evaluation of community-based programs that promote health and prevent disease. Health behavior research, health education, health promotion, health communication, and the study of the social determinants of health and health disparities are essential to this area. Students in social and behavioral health are prepared to take on roles that help identify high-risk behaviors or trends in specific populations and help to develop solutions that aim to improve overall public health in these communities.

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  • Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health

    An expert on health disparties and LGBTQ aging adults with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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  • Professor & Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Health

    An expert on health behavior and coping with stress.

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    Contact Social and Behavioral Health

    Address
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Mail Stop: 3063
    4700 S. Maryland Pkwy. Suite 335
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    Phone
    Fax
    702-895-5184
    Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
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    Department Chair

    Dr. Manoj Sharma
    manoj.sharma@unlv.edu

    The Department of Social and Behavioral Health is one of the departments in the School of Public Health.