Jay Maddock, PhD

Dean, School of Public Health

Texas A&M University

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Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB assumed the leadership of the School of Public Health in 2015.  Dean Maddock previously served as the director and chair of the University of Hawaii Public Health Program.  He is internationally recognized for his research in social ecological approaches to increasing physical activity.  He has served as principal investigator on over $18 million in extramural funding. He is an author of over 100 scientific articles which have been cited almost 4,000 times.

Dean Maddock received his undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. Maddock serves as the Senior Academic Advisor for the President George H.W. Bush China-US Relations Foundation.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Health Institute and the Well-Connected Communities Initiative.  Previously, has was 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 Hawaii state board of health and served as President of the American Academy of Health Behavior and Honorary Secretary of theAsia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. 

His research has been featured in several national media outlets including The Today Show, Eating Well, Prevention andGood Housekeeping.  Dr. Maddock has given invited lectures in numerous countries including Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, El Salvador, Austria and Brazil and he holds honorary Professorships at two universities in China.