Making an Impact on Public Health: Video Interview with Dr. Jay Maddock

In this video, Dr. Jay Maddock, Dean of the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University and co-author of “The Role of Dissemination in Promotion and Tenure for Public Health” explains why impact factor and h-index only measure part of the public health scholar’s impact in the field and offers tips on disseminating research to achieve greater success, at work — and in the world where it’s needed to improve population health.


Jay E. Maddock, PhD is the Dean of the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University. 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 and authored over 100 scientific articles. [Full Bio]

For additional tips and career advice, read Dr. Maddock’s column The Dean’s Perspective.

For further reading, consider these related articles from the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice*:

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