Health Behaviors

The CPC promotes synergies and collaborations across the domestic and international arenas to address pressing health problems and promote positive health behavior. CPC research in this area includes:


  • Smoking cessation among older Americans
  • Branded food advertisements and consumption decisions
  • Obesity, dating, and sex
  • Impact of obesity on disability
  • School-based policies for preventing childhood obesity
  • Interventions for risk reduction and avoidance in youth
  • Inequalities in access to health services and health outcomes
  • Malnutrition in developing countries
  • Effects of AIDS education and social marketing on condom use in Tanzania
  • Health environment relations in the Brazilian Amazon
  • Environmental stress and behavior under risk of uncertainty
  • Medicare Part D community education
  • Emotions and reproductive health
Cornell Population Center