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Texas A&M: Maddock Named Co-director of Center for Health & Nature

Dr. Jay Maddock, was named co-director of the Center for Health & Nature (CHN) by Dr. Bita A. Kash, Occidental Petroleum Centennial Chair in Quality and Outcomes, Center for Outcomes Research, and director, Center for Outcomes Research at Houston Methodist as well as a professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health.

As a member of the CHN steering committee over the past year, Dr. Maddock helped develop research funding, the request for proposal (RFP) process for the CHN, and the CHN Faculty Fellowship concept. Most recently, he led the strategic planning initiative for the center, effectively supporting the CHN’s mission to drive research on the impact of nature on health and healing. Dr. Maddock is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health, where he served as dean for approximately four years.

Previously, Dr. Maddock served as director and chair of the University of Hawaii Public Health Program. He is internationally recognized for his research in social ecological approaches to increasing physical activity and has served as principal investigator with over $18 million in extramural funding and has authored more than 100 scientific articles.

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