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Dr. Kenneth Mcleroy

Texas A&M
School of Rural Public Health
1266 TAMU

Brief Biography:

BS in Psychology/sociology University of Houston MS in Social Psychology University of Oklahoma Ph.D. in Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Serve as Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Prevention Research Center for Community Health Development (CCHD) and the NCMHD funded Program (P-20) for Rural and Minority Health Disparities; taught and co-taught doctoral seminars and MPH courses; and advised masters and doctoral students. Service to the profession, including journal editorial boards; serving as Editor of the Framing Health Matters Department of the American Journal of Public Health, Editor for the Social Health Section of the American Journal of Health Promotion, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention; served as a member of the American Public Health Association Governing Council; external reviews for tenure and promotion; and serving as a member of NIH, CIHR, and CDC external review panels. Appointed as Regents Professor, 2010.


Academic positions:

Served in Peace Corps Bolivia following masters degree at OU followed by 2 years in the US Army as a pschiatric social worker. Worked for Research Triangle Institute 1973-1984, Assistant/Associate Professor with tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll (1984-1994), Department Chair and endowed professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health (1994-1999), Professor, Associate Dean, and Regents Professor at the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health (1999-present).


Research interests:

Evaluation of community interventions, social ecology, systems approaches.


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

There are a variety of innovations occurring around scientific publishing, partly driven by open access and funding related issues (e.g., requirements of NIH). Certain disciplines have used the opportunity to develop new systems for reviewing and assuring the quality of publications, such as open, online review processes. I think it is a useful experiment and hope that procedures are in place to evaluate and continue the development of this process.