Carl Hanson

Professor of Public Health, Brigham Young University

Carl L. Hanson is a professor in the Department of Public Health at Brigham Young University and teaches courses in health promotion. He conducts research on mental health, family health and computational health science and has received over $1.5 million in external funding to support research and community-based projects. He previously served as director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program from 2009-2015 and was department chair from 2015 to 2021. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU in 2005, he spent 11 years as a professor at Montana State University - Billings where he was a faculty member and administrator. Carl earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in health science from BYU, where he also competed in track and field/cross country. He received a doctorate in public health education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale while teaching classes and working at the county health department. He is an avid runner who strives to live a wellness lifestyle. He and his wife Loraine reside in Spanish Fork and have four children and six grandchildren.