John P. Allegrante
Health behavior, disease self-management, and health outcomes in chronic disease. Health education in schools and patient-care settings. Health promotion policy. Interdisciplinary applied behavioral research in clinical epidemiology and health services research. Global health promotion and health education workforce development and capacity.
Schoenthaler, A., Allegrante, J.P., Chaplin, W., & Ogedegbe G. (2012). The effect of patient-provider communication on medication adherence in hypertensive black patients: Does race concordance matter? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print].
Green, L.W., & Allegrante, J.P. (2011). Healthy People 1980-2020: Raising the ante decennially or just the name from public health education to health promotion to social determinants? Health Education & Behavior, 38, 558-562.
Livingood, W., Allegrante, J.P., Airhihenbuwa, C.O.,
Eidsdottir, S.T., Kristjansson, A.L., Sigfustottir, I.D., Garber, C.E., & Allegrante, J.P. (2010). Trends in body mass index among Icelandic adolescents and young adults from 1992 to 2007. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7, 2191-2207.
Kristjansson, A.L., James, J.E., Allegrante, J.P., Sigfusdottir, I.D., & Helgason, AR. (2010). Adolescent substance use, parental monitoring, and leisure-time activities: 12-year outcomes of primary prevention in
Allegrante, J.P., Barry, M.M., Airhihenbuwa, C.O., Auld, M.E., Collins, J.L., Lamarre, M.-C., Magnusson, G., McQueen, D.V., & Mittelmark, M.B., On Behalf of the Galway Consensus Conference. (2009). Domains of core competency, standards, and quality assurance for building global capacity in health promotion: The Galway Consensus Conference. Health Education & Behavior, 36, 476-482.
Allegrante, J.P., Barry, M.M.,
Allegrante, J.P., Peterson, J.C., Boutin-Foster, C., Ogedegbe, G., &
Eidsdottir, S.T., Kristjansson, A.L., Sigfusdottir, I.D., & Allegrante, J.P. (2008). Trends in physical activity and participation in sports clubs among Icelandic adolescents. European Journal of Public Health, 18, 289-293.
Allegrante has had over two decades of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other sources to support research on health behavior and health outcomes in chronic disease. He is currently the lead health education scientist on several funded NIH projects that involve testing novel approaches to improve disease self-management skills among people with chronic cardiopulmonary diseases who are at high risk for adverse health outcomes.
Professor Allegrante has produced an extensive bibliography of published work in health education and health promotion and in clinical epidemiology and health services research. He has been a contributing author to Health is Academic: A Guide to Coordinated School Health Programs (Teachers College Press, 1998), Critical Issues in Global Health (Jossey-Bass, 2001), and Injury and Violence Prevention: Behavioral Science Theories, Methods, and Applications (Jossey-Bass, 2006). In addition, he is the principal editor of the anthology, Derryberry's Educating for Health: A Foundation for Contemporary Health Education Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2004), and co-author of Prentice Hall Health (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007, 2010), a secondary school health textbook that has been widely adopted in American schools.
Allegrante was a W. K. Kellogg Foundation National Fellow from 1985 to 1988 and a Pew Health Policy Fellow at the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Study from 1987 to 1988. A Past President and Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Public Health Education, Allegrante received the Distinguished Career Award in Public Health Education and Health Promotion from the American Public Health Association in 2003. In 2010, he was named the Editor-in-Chief of Health Education & Behavior, the flagship research journal of the Society for Public Health Education.
In 2005, Allegrante was named a Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health in Iceland, where he developed a program of collaborative research with Icelandic colleagues on the links between health and academic achievement and threats to child and adolescent health. He returned to Iceland as a Fulbright Scholar in 2007, serving for six months as the Fulbright visiting professor and acting dean of the School of Health and Education at Reykjavik University, where he has been a distinguished visiting professor of public health. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board of Reykjavik University and as a policy advisor to Iceland's Ministry of Health and its Public Health Institute. Professor Allegrante continues to promote exchanges of scientists, scholars, and students from Iceland and other countries with Columbia and other American universities in his role as the Teachers College Fulbright Program Advisor and Campus Representative.
He served as the co-chair of the Galway Consensus Conference on International Collaboration on Credentialing in Health Promotion and Health Education from 2008 to 2010. In 2009, he was named an International Scholar in the Soros Open Society Foundations (formerly Open Society Institute) Academic Fellowship Program and has been a member of the International Higher Education Support Program in Central Asia and Mongolia, where he has been assisting the Kazakhstan School of Public Health and other institutions of higher education in the region with curriculum and faculty development, capacity-building, and mentoring of junior scholars.
Allegrante has been a consultant or advisor to numerous private foundations, universities, and government agencies, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NIH. In addition to being a member of the Society for Public Health Education and the Society of Behavioral Medicine, he is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, an elected member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and a Globally Elected Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.
HBSS 4100: Behavior & Social Science Foundations of Health Education
Determinants of health; relationship between health and human behavior; the role of health education as a strategy in health promotion and disease prevention; selected issues and problems.
HBSS 4112: Social policy and prevention
Analysis of current national health policy, its social, economic, and political determinants, and implications for health education.
HBSS 4140: Developing workplace health promotion programs
Provides a comprehensive step-by-step process to designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs at the workplace.
HBSS 4901: Research and independent study in health education
Permission required. Research and independent study under faculty direction. Proposals must have prior approval of a faculty member.
HBSS 5408: Practicum in individual health advisement
Individual and small group practice in the application of basic principles of counseling in the area of health problems.
HBSS 5410: Practicum in health education
Permission required. Advance registration required in the semester prior to taking the course. Intensive field experience in a community setting. Essay required at end of field experience.
HBSS 6510: Research seminar in health education
Permission required. Review of research literature, methods, and problems in health education.
HBSS 6901: Research and independent study in health education
Permission required. Open to matriculated doctoral students. Research and independent study under faculty direction. Proposals must have prior approval of a faculty member.
HBSS 7501: Dissertation seminar in health education
Permission required. Open to certified doctoral candidates only. Development and presentation of doctoral dissertation proposals.
Centers and Projects
The Center for Health Promotion, which was established in 1981, has comprised diverse working groups of faculty and students interested in stimulating research and development efforts responsive to national priorities in health promotion and disease prevention. Historically, the work of participating faculty and students has spanned both basic and applied research and development, and has included projects focusing on the influences of personal behavior on health status, as well as how educational and behavioral intervention can be used to improve health and prevent premature death and disability throughout the human lifespan through schools, patient care, workplace, and other community-based settings. Current grant and subcontract projects include: NIH/NHLBI Motivational Interview-ing in Hypertensive African-Americans; NIH/NHLBI Translational Behavioral Science Consortium: Motivating Health Behaviors in Patients with Cardiopulmonary Disease; and NIH/NHLBI Trial of Asthma Patient Education in the Emergency Room.
Director: John P. Allegrante