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Thinking Like Bill Gates

Thinking Like Bill Gates

by Jay Maddock, PhD Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. You might also enjoy Dr. Maddock’s previous series, From the Dean’s Perspective.  Netflix recently released a three-part docuseries entitled, Inside Bill’s Brian: Decoding Bill Gates. While anybody working in public health will be familiar with the

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Are Health Professional Worksites Promoting Well-being?

by Jay Maddock, PhD Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. This post looks at worksite well-being. You might also enjoy Dr. Maddock’s previous series, From the Dean’s Perspective.  As public health professionals, many of us spend our time trying to get people to be healthier, move

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Why Some Doctors Are Prescribing a Day in the Park or a Walk on the Beach for Good Health

by Jay Maddock, PhD Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. This article originally appeared on The Conversation and is posted here with permission from the author. Taking a walk on a wooded path, spending an afternoon in a public park, harvesting your backyard garden and even

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Is it Time to Host an Unconference?

by Jay Maddock, PhD Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. Last month, I wrote about making the most of attending a scientific conference. The title of this week’s post may make you think that I have moved to Bizarro World, but an Unconference is actually a

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Making the Most of Scientific Conferences

by Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. In the last month, I’ve attended two scientific conferences, the Active Living Conference and the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Annual Meeting. As I was sitting in another airport lounge, my thoughts went to

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Should We Be Teaching a Public Health Diet?

by Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Schools of Public Health have educated the public and their students about the importance of healthy eating for decades. Poor diet, along with physical inactivity, is one of the largest contributors to premature morbidity and mortality in

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Can Public Health and Planetary Health Coexist?

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 was hiking through the forest on a bird-watching trip with my colleagues from our Center for Health and Nature. This center was developed over the past year between Texas A&M, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Texan by

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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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