Category Archives: The Dean’s Perspective

Genius, Creativity, and Healthy Aging

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Recently, I had the good fortune to see Robert Plant perform at Austin City Limits. As the 70-year-old former singer of Led Zeppelin rocked his way through an incredible hour and a half set, my thoughts turned to

Read more

Life Lessons from the Ambassador to Roberto

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Recently, I spent several days in Beijing, China, working on the development of the conference program for the 7th President George H.W. Bush China-US Relations Conference. I had the good fortune to be joined by my colleagues, retired

Read more

Creating a Writing Habit

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. As May rolls around and we graduate our new doctoral students and have our faculty start to prepare their dossiers for the tenure and promotion process, one thing binds everyone who is thinking of an academic career together:

Read more

Professional Networking in the Digital Age

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. How and why should public health professionals create a strong network in the digital age? This is a question that I pondered after Dr. Katie Heinrich asked me to guest lecture on the topic in her professional development

Read more

Using Improv to Improve Public Health

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of co-leading a workshop on using improvisational (improv) comedy to improve collaboration and generate creative solutions at the Active Living Research annual meeting. I will admit that when my colleague Jana

Read more

Sugar Free January and the Modeling of Health Behaviors

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. In the middle of this past December, I had finally had it. After receiving a three-pound box of chocolates, four pecan pies, countless cookies and candy, and attending six holiday parties in a week, enough was enough. I

Read more

Zen and the Art of Tenure and Promotion

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. As we reach the end of the fall semester, there is the typical rush to complete all of the reviews of the tenure and promotion dossiers before sending them forward to the university level. For those of you

Read more

How Can Schools of Public Health Provide Surge Capacity?

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Over the last month, we have witnessed catastrophic hurricane landfalls in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Here in College Station, Texas, we waited out three feet of rain from Hurricane Harvey while we watched as our nearest city,

Read more
« Older Entries