San Diego State University

Eric R. Buhi

Eric Buhi

Eric Buhi

Associate Professor, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
Associate Director, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age
Core Investigator, Institute for Behavioral and Community Health

Phone: (619) 594-7058
Office: HH 141A

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  • B.A. University of Florida, 1995
  • M.P.H. Indiana University, 1997
  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 2006

Scholarly Areas

Sexual and reproductive health; sexual behavior; sexual health; teenage pregnancy; evaluation; health education; health promotion; sexually transmitted diseases; sexually transmitted infections; adolescent health; technological innovation; mhealth; internet; text messaging


Dr. Buhi joined the Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science in Fall 2014 as an Associate Professor. His research focus is to 1) understand and promote sexual health among young people and 2) employ innovative technologies for health promotion and behavior change (called Digital Health). Dr. Buhi is Associate Director for the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA), Co-Director for the Center for Research on Sexuality and Sexual Health (SASH), and Core Investigator at the Institute for Behavioral & Community Health (IBACH). Dr. Buhi is leading a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the effectiveness of a new blended learning healthy relationships program, About Us, designed to reduce unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among vulnerable youth, delivered through school-based health centers in California. Before coming to SDSU, he spent eight years on the faculty at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, where he was awarded more than $4.15 million in grants.