College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Stephen B. Fawcett

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Applied Behavioral Science
Professor Emeritus
Director, Work Group for Community Health and Development, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies &Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health and Development
Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center, 4082
University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
Second office:


Dr Fawcett's mission is to understand and improve how people work together to create conditions for community health and development through collaborative research, teaching, and public service.

Teaching Interests

  • Community health
  • Community development
  • Program evaluation
  • Health promotion
  • Applied behavioral science
  • Global health
  • Prevention of chronic diseases
  • Addressing health disparities


Application of behavioral science methods to understand and improve community health and development. Particularly interested in how collaborative action creates conditions that promote health and health equity. Also interested in how new communications technology can be used to build capacity and support community-based participatory research to expand the evidence base for community health initiatives locally and globally.


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