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Pronouns: he/him

Phone: 765-496-9486


Matthews Hall, Room 214B
812 W. Mitch Daniels Blvd.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Jorge Banda

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health

Areas of Expertise

  • physical activity
  • obesity
  • youth sports

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities

Department of Public Health Research Area(s)

  • Health Disparities
  • Prevention Science
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Intervention and Implementation Science


Dr. Banda’s research merges the fields of exercise science, public health, and social psychology to develop creative solutions to improve child health. His research focuses on developing, evaluating, and disseminating community-based interventions to decrease sedentary behavior, increase physical activity, and prevent and treat obesity in youth. His community-based research primarily takes place in youth sports settings.


  • PhD, 2012, University of South Carolina
  • MS, 2007, University of Houston
  • BS, 2004, University of Houston

Current Courses

  • PUBH 40500 - Principles of Epidemiology