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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

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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

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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

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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:

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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

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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

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Three Reviews of JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration

Review of JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration by Amy Hagopian, University of Washington The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration, by Lloyd Novick, Cynthia Morrow, and Carole Novick, editors. Wolters Kluwer, publisher, 2018, p 1-368. Book includes complimentary access to electronic versions of the cases

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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

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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

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