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Jay Maddock

Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB



School of Public Health


preventable diseases, population health, healthy living, health policy, environmental health
physical activity, nutrition, obesity
Jay Maddock

About Jay Maddock

Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health and also serves as Chief Wellness Officer of Texas A&M University. He serves as the Senior Academic Advisor for the President George H.W. Bush China-US Relations Foundation and on the board of the Well-Connected Communities Initiative.

Maddock previously served as the Director and Chair of the University of Hawaii Public Health Program and was named the Bank of Hawai'i Community Leader of the Year in addition to receiving 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 the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health.

His research has been featured in several national media outlets including The Today Show, Eating Well, Prevention and Good Housekeeping and he has authored over 100 scientific articles which have been cited over 4,000 times. He is internationally recognized for his research in social-ecological approaches to increasing physical activity and has given invited lectures in numerous countries including Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, El Salvador, Austria and Brazil and has held honorary Professorships at two universities in China.

He has served as principal investigator on over $18 million in extramural funding. 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.