Bull named Community and Behavioral Health Department chair

BullSheana Bull is the new chair for the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, effective April 15.

As a professor of Community and Behavioral Health, Bull has focused on the development and testing of behavioral interventions for health promotion using technology. She is involved in maternal, child and adolescent health projects utilizing mobile phones and text messaging, social networking sites and the Internet. She also has been involved with prevention of chronic illness and promotion of self-management behaviors such as nutrition and physical activity using computer kiosks with Denver-area Latinos.

“Dr. Bull’s academic career displays a strong commitment to excellence in public health research, teaching and practice,” said Dean David C. Goff Jr. “Recognized as an international leader in technology based health promotion, Dr. Bull is at the forefront of 21st century public health practice, a position which will serve the department and school well.”

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health in the Colorado School of Public Health brings together faculty members from multiple social and behavioral science disciplines. The department focuses on using scientific evidence and community collaboration to assess community needs and develop programs and policies that promote health, prevent disease, and enhance quality of life. The department is home to faculty across the school’s three collaborating universities, and offers educational programs in community and behavioral health and maternal and child health.

Outgoing chair Lori A. Crane recently became the school’s new associate dean for Academic Affairs.

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