Social Marketing / Health Communication / Health Education / Health Behavior Change / Health Promotion and Disease Prevention / Social and Preventive Medicine / Behavioral Medicine / Planetary Health / Human health / Public Health
The BeCHANGE Research Group conducts research in determinants of behaviors and strategies to change behavior.
The primary focus of our work is on health-related behaviors and behaviors that intersect and effect health, environment, and sustainability.
Led by Professor L. Suzanne Suggs (Full Professor of Social Marketing), BeCHANGE is part of two institutes at the Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano Switzerland): the Institute of Public Communication and the Institute of Public Health.
The BeCHANGE team
Prof. Dr. L. Suzanne Suggs, PhD, MSc, CHES
Profesor of Social Marketing
Camilla Speranza, MSc
Research Assistant & Project manager for SIM study: Social Inclusion and Social Marketing
Dr. Natalie Rangelov, PhD, MA
Lucía Aguirre Sanchez, MSc
Maximilian Witz, MSc
Research Assistant for SOPHYA2 study and Administrative Coordinator of the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School
Andrej Vujkovac, MD
Nathlay Aya Pastrana, MSc
examines determinants of hesitancy and uptake and communication effects
Games 4 Health
effects of online games on childrens knowledge and attitues and intentions about healthy nutrition recommendtaions
Our latest blog posts
New publication in Vaccine: Vaccine acceptance: Science, policy, and practice in a ‘post-fact’ world
Read it here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X18316748?via%3Dihub Abstract Suboptimal vaccination uptake may be associated with outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in many parts of the world. Researchers and practitioners working on...
"How food is produced and consumed has consequences for ecosystems, such as resource use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission among others. The Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) was proposed as a sustainable dietary model, due to its nutritional, environmental, economic and...
Here is an appropriate way for an institution to publicly address academic misconduct by one of its professors
http://retractionwatch.com/2018/01/23/researcher-japan-stem-cell-institute-falsified-nearly-images-2017-paper/ In the university’s official statement, Yamanaka said: I am saddened to report that our internal investigation has concluded that a specially-appointed...
Congress Is Demanding Answers About Why Federal Grants Are Given To Harassers In Science https://www.buzzfeed.com/azeenghorayshi/lamar-smith-investigates-sexual-harassment?utm_term=.eu41QvX9m#.xka3YGLrb (text below copied directly from link above. follow link to read...
BeCHANGE researchers say KUDOS! to the Dutch Science Academy Text below is copied from: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/make-replication-studies-normal-and-essential-part-science-dutch-science-academy-says. For full text, go to the webpage "Make replication...