Regents and Distinguished Professor Dr. Marcia Ory, has been named associate dean of research at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.
Dr. Ory is an international leader in healthy aging, community-based prevention and wellness research. She has made substantial contributions to identifying factors associated with healthy aging as well as implementing and disseminating evidence-based programs for improving the health and functioning of older adults. Working collaboratively with a variety of community, state and national partners, she has advanced the science of public health translational research.
She has authored or co-authored 10 edited books, 40 book chapters, 21 edited issues in professional journals, 331 peer-reviewed articles and delivered over 500 presentations at local, state, national and international venues. Additionally, she has been awarded more than $20 million in funding support for research and service projects.
Dr. Ory received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aging and Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association. She has also received the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Presidential Award in Research selected for this honor from nominees from the colleges of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing.