About Health Behavior and Policy Review

Health Behav Policy Rev a rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly publication that seeks manuscripts on health behavior or policy topics that represent original research, including papers that examine the development, advocacy, implementation, or evaluation of policies around specific health issues. Its scope is international with particular interest in reporting on priority health topics identified by the World Health Organization and priority objectives identified in the US publication Healthy People 2030.

History of the Journal

History of the Journal

First published in 2014 under the leadership of Elbert D. Glover, PhD, FAAHB, FASHA, Health Behavior and Policy Review serves as a forum for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. Aside from serving as an important forum for public health information and communication, it is our goal to be an effective educational and dissemination tool for researchers and other scholars, practitioners, other public health leaders, and students of health behavior and policy. Health Behavior and Policy Review is a bimonthly publication.


We typically publish work by researchers and practitioners in the areas of public health, health behavior, health education, social behavioral sciences, and health policy. Students and emerging scholars are encouraged to submit their work.

Journal Authors

What We Publish

Submitting Work

We publish empirical research that employ quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Systematic, meta-analytic, or state-of-the-art reviews that include, but are not limited to, comprehensive examinations of the literature in conjunction with doctoral dissertations, grant applications, or other active research endeavors are encouraged. We especially welcome papers that tie together health behavior and policy recommendations.

Who We Are

Annie L. Nguyen
Annie L. NguyenExecutive Editor
Dr. Nguyen is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She has active leadership roles in national public health and health behavior research societies. Dr. Nguyen became the Executive Editor of Health Behavior and Policy Review in January 1, 2020.
Robert J. McDermott
Robert J. McDermottEditor in Chief
Dr. McDermott was a faculty member at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health from 1986 to 2012, where he also served as Chair of the Department of Community and Family Health between 1993 and 2003. He retired from USF in 2012 but remains active professionally as a Prevention Research Fellow of the Florida Prevention Research Center.
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