Stephen B. Fawcett

Stephen Fawcett
  • 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
  • Applied Behavioral Science

Contact Info

Dole Human Development Center 4082
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045


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.



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.


Teaching interests:

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