The latest installment in the Jones & Bartlett Learning Podcast series features a conversation between the three co-authors of Health Behavior Theory for Public Health: Principles, Foundations, and Applications.
The conversation explores what inspired the authors to write this book, what differentiates it from similar titles on the market, and the pedagogy used to help make teaching and learning easier for both the instructor and the student.
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About the authors:
Dr. Ralph DiClemente is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health in the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and Associate Director at Emory’s Center for AIDS Research. Dr. DiClemente holds joint faculty positions in the Department of Pediatrics as well as the Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology, at Emory’s School of Medicine.
Dr. Richard Crosby is the DDI Endowed Professor and Chair of Health Behavior at the University of Kentucky. He has published approximately 300 journal articles or book chapters, most of which involve empirical findings from theory-based studies of health behaviors. He is also the author or editor of 5 other textbooks.
Dr. Laura Salazar is on the faculty at Georgia State University Institute of Public Health, where she focuses her research efforts on improving the sexual health of adolescents and adults.
What makes this text special:
- Examines health behavior theory, through the context of the “New Public Health”
- Provides students with a balanced professional education, one that explores the essential spectrum of theoretical tools as well as the core practice
- Unique ecological approach to learning about health behavior theory and its application
- Examines the most commonly applied theories and approaches to public health research and programs
- Students learn about the essential tasks of measurement, evaluation, and translation through an examination a diverse set of application “tools”