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UTHealth’s Annual John P. McGovern Award Lecture Series in Health Promotion

This next John P. McGovern Award Lecture Series in Health Promotion is titled “Intervention Mapping: Developed in the Real World, Used in the Real World.” Dr. L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge is this year’s recipient of the Award. The event takes place Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m., in the UTHealth School of Public Health Houston campus RAS building auditorium, 1200 Pressler St., 77030.

As the founding developer of “Intervention Mapping,” a systematic framework for planning and implementing theory- and evidence-based health programs, which has been adopted at schools of public health across the U.S. and the world, Bartholomew Eldredge has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the profession of health promotion, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Bartholomew Eldredge is professor and distinguished teaching professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health. She has worked in the field of health education and health promotion since her graduation from Austin College in 1974, first at a city-county health department and later at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.

As associate dean for academic affairs from 2009-2015, she was instrumental in shaping academic policy at UTHealth School of Public Health. Bartholomew Eldredge has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Teaching Excellence Award, the UTHealth President’s Scholar for Teaching, and The University of Texas Regents’ Award for Teaching Excellence. She is a member of The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine M.D. Academy of Health Science Education, and holds a special chair (visiting) at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Bartholomew Eldredge earned her M.P.H. degree from UTHealth School of Public Health and an Ed.D. degree in educational psychology from the University of Houston College of Education.

Below is the schedule of events, which includes a health promotion/behavioral science student poster competition and a National Cancer Institute fellowship alumni panel discussion. We invite our colleagues, friends, and all interested parties to join with us this year to celebrate the accomplishments of L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge in promoting health and preventing disease.

John P. McGovern Lecture Series Schedule of Events: Feb. 16, 2016

10-11 a.m., Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences Student Poster Competition, RAS building lobby
11-11:15 a.m., Break
11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., McGovern Main Event, RAS building auditorium, including presentation of awards to Dr. Bartholomew Eldredge and “Intervention Mapping: Developed in the Real World, Used in the Real World: An Expert Panel,” including:

  • Dr. Chris Markham, Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair, UTHealth School of Public Health – Moderator
  • Dr. Elaine Belansky, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Dr. Rob Ruiter, Professor, Maastricht University
  • Dr. Maria Fernandez, Professor, UTHealth School of Public Health
  • Dr. Andrew Springer, Assistant Professor, UTHealth School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus

1-2:30 p.m., Lunch Reception, RAS building, room 102A
2:30-4 p.m., “Surviving to Thriving: an Alumni Panel on Moving Forward,” RAS Auditorium

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