Bernard Glassman, MA

  Adjunct Instructor
Health Behavior
1971 University of Washington MA, Teaching
Research interests

  • Aging
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Child development
  • Diabetes
  • Global health
  • Health care delivery
  • Health communication
  • Obesity
  • Public health leadership
  • Substance abuse
Research activities


  • Co-founder of The Walking Classroom Institute, a non-profit corporation devoted to getting kids and non-kids walking while they learn.(We call it “Post-sedentary Education.”)
    • We are developing 6 semesters (4th, 5th and 6th grades) of standards-aligned audio content loaded onto special players so that students can get out of the classroom, go for brisk walks, and keep right on learning.
    • We are just beginning the rigorous research to learn how walking and learning compares with sitting in a classroom for the same amount of time.
    • Mall-walking seniors are the next population.

Primary teaching areas

  • New media including, of course, social media
  • Emerging technologies in communication
  • Public speaking, presentation, data visualization
Staff/administrative responsibilities

   HB Availability

  • Capstone preceptor with The Walking Classroom
  • Classroom lecture or course on emerging technologies in public health communication