Laura Dybdal

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Mailing Address:

  • Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP)
  • 32 Campus Drive
  • Missoula, MT 59812


  • Ph.D. - Health Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • M.S. - Community Health Education/Health Promotion, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • B.S. - Applied Health Science, Montana School of Mineral Science & Technology, Butte, MT

Areas of Specialization

  • Health & The Mind, Body, Spirit Relationship
  • Social Marketing: Media Strategies in Community Health
  • Program Planning

Current Projects

  • Dybdal, L. (PI): (2006-2012) Social Marketing: Development of HIV Prevention Media Strategies targeting At-Risk Populations in Montana ($585,128) (funded by CDC & MTDPHHS)
  • Blakely Brown, PhD, Laura Dybdal, PhD, Curtis Noonan, PhD, (Co-PI’s): (2010-2012) Impact of a Community Garden Program on Mental Health Indicators and Diabetes-Related Outcomes in Northern Plains American Indians; $40,000 (Funded by CNHP)


  • Evaluation of Social Marketing Strategies in HIV Prevention; Health & the Mind, Body, and Spirit Relationship

Extracurricular Interests

  • Running
  • Yoga
  • Skiing
  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Biking