Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:00pmDowntown Campus
Luch served at 11:30 am.
Dr. Marcia Ory is Regents and Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M School of Public Health, Associate VP of Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives, and founding Director of the Center for Population Health and Aging. Dr. Ory is an international leader in public health and aging with interests in designing health promotion and disease prevention interventions at the individual, health provider, and service delivery level to improve health and well-being of individuals across the life-course. She co-leads Healthy Texas, a system-wide effort to examine strategies for promoting health and wellness for all Texans, and also chairs the Opioid Task Force, a multidisciplinary academic team formed to mitigate the opioid crisis. Dr. Ory received her PhD from Purdue University and MPH from Johns Hopkins; and prior to joining Texas A&M, she had a 20-year career as Chief of Social Science Research on Aging at NIH. She has authored or co-authored 10 edited books, 40 book chapters, 20 special thematic issues in professional journals, and >400 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Ory is a fellow of several societies including the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, American Academy of Health Behavior, Gerontological Society of America, and Society for Behavioral Medicine. In recognition of her contributions to the field, she was recently awarded the APHA Life Time Achievement Award by the Aging and Public Health Section.