Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Webinar Series

Applications of Behavior Analysis to Public Health


Crystal Slanzi (Temple University)



Date: July 18, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern


Abstract: Health is broadly defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health Organization, 1948). Improving the health of individuals or communities is often closely tied to behavior change. Therefore, behavior analysis can complement the work being done in many areas of public health. The current presentation will provide examples of how components of behavior analysis methodology can be applied to interdisciplinary projects in global health, specifically in the areas of infectious disease transmission and nutrition. Suggestions will also be provided as to other areas of public health that could benefit from behavior analytic contributions.


Instruction Level: Basic

1 BACB CEU available.


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Biography: Crystal Slanzi, PhD, BCBA-D, is a Postdoctoral Fellow Research Associate in the College of Public Health at Temple University. She completed her doctorate degree at the University of Florida and holds graduate certificates in public health and sustainable development. She conducts research in the areas of maternal and child health in a global health context and in community inclusion and participation for individuals with serious mental illness. She is particularly interested in disseminating behavior analysis methodology to the field of Public Health through work on interdisciplinary projects. She has published 10 peer reviewed papers in journals such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, and Pediatrics.




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