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Kenneth McLeroy, PhD


Regents Professor,
Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Health,
Texas A&M University


Dr. Kenneth McLeroy received his doctorate in public heath from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as Assistant/Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Professor and Department Head at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and Professor and Associate Dean at the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. He currently serves as Regents Professor and Principal Investigator on a CDC funded Center for Community Health Development built upon a community based participatory research model, and a National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities funded Program for Rural and Minority Health Disparities Research. He is particularly well known for his work in applying social ecology to health promotion and public health, as well as for his work on community-based interventions and program evaluation. He has served as Chair of the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), Editor of the AJPH Department of Framing Health Matters, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma, Research Laureate for the American Academy of Health Behavior, Chair of the Behavioral and Social Science workgroup for the Masters in Public Health core competencies, and as a member of peer review panels for the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, NCMHD, NCRR, SAMHSA, NIMH, the HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy, CDC, NIOSH, and ASPE.