Jay Maddock

photo of Jay Maddock(PhD, University of Rhode Island)

Dr. Jay Maddock is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M University. Previously he served as Dean of the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University and as Director and Chair of the University of Hawaii Public Health Program. He also serves as the Senior Academic Advisor for the President George H.W. Bush China-US Relations Foundation and is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Health Institute and the Well-Connected Communities Initiative.

He 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, EatingWell, Prevention, and Good Housekeeping and he has authored over 110 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, Germany, 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.

Dr. 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.