Education and Training
- PhD in Psychology, University of Rhode Island, 1999
- MA, in Psychology, University of Rhode Island, 1997
- BA in Psychology and Sociology, Syracuse University, 1995
- Social ecological approaches to increasing physical activity
Dr. Jay Maddock assumed the leadership of the Texas A&M School of Public Health in February 2015. A top 25 ranked public health graduate school by U.S. News and World Report, the school educates and trains health care professionals at campuses in Bryan-College Station, McAllen and Houston – through a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Maddock previously served as professor and the director of the University of Hawaii Public Health Program. He is internationally recognized for his research in social ecological approaches to increasing physical activity. He served as principal investigator on over $18 million in extramural funding and is an author of over 100 scientific articles.
He received his undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University and both his master’s degree and doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of Rhode Island.
Maddock is a Fellow and President of the American Academy of Health Behavior; received the Award of Excellence from the American Public Health Association, Council on Affiliates; and was a charter member of the National Institutes of Health study section on Community-Level Health Promotion. Named the Bank of Hawaii Community Leader of the Year, he chaired the Hawaii State Board of Health and co-authored the state Physical Activity and Nutrition Plan.
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. His research has been featured in several national media outlets including The Today Show, Eating Well, Prevention and Good Housekeeping.