Alumnus McLeroy named distinguished professor at Texas university

January 09, 2013
Dr. Ken McLeroy

Dr. Ken McLeroy

Kenneth McLeroy, PhD, faculty member in The Texas A&M Health Science Center’s School of Rural Public Health and alumnus of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named Regents Distinguished Professor of health promotion and community health sciences at Texas A&M.

McLeroy received his doctorate in health behavior and health education at what is now the Gillings School in 1982.
Previously awarded the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Presidential Professorship at the University of Oklahoma, McLeroy is well known for applying social ecology to health promotion and public health and for his work on community-based interventions and program evaluation.
One of his many articles on social ecology has been cited more than 1,800 times in the professional literature.
He currently serves as a department editor for the American Journal of Public Health, section editor for the American Journal of Health Promotion, associate editor of the Journal of Primary Prevention and on the editorial boards of a number of other journals.


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