About The Center for Healthful Behavior Change

The Center for Healthful Behavior Change (CHBC) was launched in 2008, as an official center of the NYU School of Medicine, in the Department of Medicine's Division of General Internal Medicine. In 2012, the center moved to the newly formed Department of Population Health. With Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MS, MPH, as director, the Center has built a collaborative, multidisciplinary team of researchers and support staff, and secured an impressive portfolio of funding in its short history.

Our Vision

The center’s vision is to become a global leader in translational behavioral medicine research, training, and education.

Our Mission

The Center for Healthful Behavior Change strives to become a national leader in translational behavioral medicine research, training, and education, by:

  • Developing, testing, evaluating, and disseminating innovative behavioral interventions in clinical practice and community-based settings
  • Promoting education and training in translational behavioral medicine research leading to the development of a new cadre of investigators 
  • Serving as a resource in developing conceptual, theoretical and applied models of health behavior change through multidisciplinary collaboration