BeCHANGE

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.

Our latest blog posts

Mediterranean Diet = Sustainable Diet

"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...

SOPHYA

Swiss National Study of Objectively Measured Physical Acitying in Children and Youth

Vaccination behaviors

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

Prof. Dr. L. Suzanne Suggs, PhD, MSc, CHES

Prof. Dr. L. Suzanne Suggs, PhD, MSc, CHES

Profesor of Social Marketing

Dr. Natalie Rangelov, PhD, MA

Dr. Natalie Rangelov, PhD, MA

Post-doctoral researcher

Nathlay Aya Pastrana, MSc

Nathlay Aya Pastrana, MSc

Doctoral Student

Coming soon

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Research Assistant for SOPHYA2 study

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Doctoral Student