UMass Worcester PRC Publications


Culture, Behavior, and Health

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Publication Date


Document Type

Book Chapter


Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Psychology | Medicine and Health | Multicultural Psychology | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Social and Behavioral Sciences


Chapter learning objectives: Understand cultural concepts and various mechanisms through which culture influences health and health behavior; apply major health behavior theories to culture and health; determine strategies to incorporate culture into research and health care.


Rosal MC, Wang ML, Bodenlos JS. (2013) "Culture, Behavior, and Health" in: K.A. Riekert, J.K. Ockene, L. Pbert (eds.). Handbook of Health Behavior Change. 4th ed. Springer Pub. Co. ISBN-13: 9780826199355 A partial preview of this book chapter is available via Google Books.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Handbook of Health Behavior Change. 4th ed.