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Social and Behavioral Health Research Lab

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Social Behavioral Health Lab

Dr. Marshall Cheney, Director

Dr. Cheney’s research interests focus on tobacco and e-cigarette use in young adults, and designing effective prevention programs to prevent smoking. Dr. Cheney’s research interests also include Health Disparities and Minority Health and the Social Determinants of Health. Researchers in the Social and Behavioral Health Lab primarily use qualitative research methods and Social Marketing principles to understand health behaviors.

Students in the Social and Behavioral Health lab are engaged in a variety of studies to understand why people engage in unhealthy behaviors, including adolescent sexual health, the influence of the built environment on physical activity, and young adult use of social media to improve health.