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Jay Maddock

Public Health Professor, Health

Hi, I'm Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health.

Jay Maddock's Bio:

Jay Maddock is a Professor of Public Health at Texas A&M.  Previously he served as Dean of the School of Public Health at Texas A&M and Director of the Office of Public Health Studies for 8 years.  Under his leadership, the program was awarded a full 7-year CEPH accreditation and developed new academic program at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral level including the world’s first MPH focused on Indigenous Health.  Professor Maddock has extensive experience in system, environmental and policy research to improve population level risk factors including physical inactivity, tobacco use and poor nutrition in multiethnic, disparate communities.  His work bridges both the research and practice communities.  Dr. Maddock has been named the Bank of Hawai‘i Community Leader of the Year and received the Award of Excellence from the American Public Health Association, Council on Affiliates.  He has chaired the state board of health, co-authored the state physical activity and nutrition plan and was a charter member of the NIH study section on Community-Level Health Promotion.  He is also the principal investigator on the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse and has served as an investigator on several NIH and Robert Wood Johnson funded studies.  He is an author of over 90 scientific articles, and 150 chapters and abstracts on community level health promotion. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior.  His research has been featured in several national media outlets including The Today Show, Eating Well, Prevention and Good Housekeeping.  Dr. Maddock has given invited lectures in numerous countries including Australia, Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, El Salvador and Brazil and he holds honorary Professorships at two universities in China.

Jay Maddock's Experience:

  • Interim Director at Institute for Improving Health through Agriculture

  • Professor of Public Health at Texas A&M University

  • Dean at Texas A&M

  • Director of Public Health at University of Hawaii

  • Board Member at HPHA

Jay Maddock's Education:

  • University of Rhode Island

    Ph.D.
    Concentration: Psychology
  • University of Rhode Island

    M.A.
    Concentration: Psychology
  • Syracuse University

    BA
    Concentration: Psychology



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