Regents and Distinguished Professor Dr. Marcia G. Ory, of the Texas A&M School of Public Health, will receive a special 40th Anniversary Award recognizing sustained and significant contributions to the APHA Aging and Public Health Section.
Among Dr. Ory’s contributions include serving as Section Chair and continuing to serve as the Rural and Environment Award Chair. She has also mentored numerous graduate students and junior faculty throughout her career, further advancing the public health and aging field.
[Photo: Dr. Marcia G. Ory]
A leading scholar in healthy aging, community-based prevention and wellness research, she has made significant contributions to redefine healthy aging as the new normal. Dr. Ory has authored or co-authored 10 edited books, 40 book chapters, 20 special thematic issues in professional journals, more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and delivered more than 500 presentations at local, state, national and international venues. She has also received more than $50 million in awards to fund research and service projects.
Dr. Ory is co-director of the Center for Population Health and Aging. The Center promotes the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based community programs like Texercise Select, an award-winning exercise and nutrition program making a difference in the lives of older Texans.