Professor, Public Health

Basic Information

231 Wright Hall

Research: prevention of partner and family violence, health-risk behaviors in adolescence, Global health (particularly in Latin America and Latinos living in the US)

Teaching: behavioral sciences theory, injury and violence prevention, cultural diversity and social justice

injury and violence prevention, health promotion, social determinants of health, global health

Research Interests:

Dr. Orpinas’ research focuses on applying behavioral theories to understand and modify health-related behaviors.


PhD, School of Public Health, University of Texas-Houston

MPH, University of California-Los Angeles

Of note:

College of Public Health Excellence in Research Award, 2013

Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia, 2007