Jay Maddock, PhD
Dean, School of Public Health
Jay Maddock, PhD, has served as dean of the School of Public Health since February 2015. Dr. Maddock previously served as professor and director of the University of Hawaii Public Health Program. He is internationally recognized for his research in social ecological approaches to increasing physical activity. He served as principal investigator on more than $18 million in extramural funding and is author of over 100 scientific articles.
Dr. Maddock received his Bachelor of Science in psychology and sociology, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University and both his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in experimental psychology from the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Maddock is a fellow and former president of the American Academy of Health Behavior, he received the Award of Excellence from the American Public Health Association, Council on Affiliates and was a charter member of the National Institutes of Health study section on Community-Level Health Promotion. Named the Bank of Hawaii Community Leader of the Year, he chaired the Hawaii State Board of Health and co-authored the state Physical Activity and Nutrition Plan.