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John P. Allegrante

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.S., State University of New York, Cortland; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Scholarly Interests

Health behavior, behavioral 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.

Selected Publications

Allegrante, J.P. (2015). Policy and environmental approaches in health promotion: What is the state of the evidence? Health Education & Behavior, 42 (1 Suppl), 5S-7S.

Friedberg, J.P., Rodriquez, M.A., Watsula, M., Lin, I., Wylie-Rosett, J., Allegrante, J.P., Lipsitz, S.R., & Natarajan, S. (2015). Effectiveness of a tailored behavioral intervention to improve hypertension control: Primary outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Hypertension, 65, 440-446.

Charlson, M.E., Wells, M.T., Peterson, J.C., Boutin-Foster, C., Ogedegbe, G.O., Mancuso, C.A., Hollenberg, J.P., Allegrante, J.P., Jobe, J., & Isen, A.M. (2014). Mediators and moderators of behavior change in patients with chronic cardiopulmonary disease: The impact of positive affect and self-affirmationTranslational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research, 4, 7-17.

Taub, A., Goekler, S., Auld, E., Birch, D., Muller, S., Wengert, D., & Allegrante, J.P. (2014). The changing landscape in accreditation of professional preparation programs for school health educators.  Health Education & Behavior, 41, 349-358.

Allegrante, J.P , & Livingood, W.C. (2013). IOM report redefines assessment of community-based prevention. Health Education & Behavior40, 3-5.  

Kristjansson, A.L., Sigfusson, J., Sigfusdottir, I.D., & Allegrante, J.P. (2013). Data collection procedures for school-based surveys among adolescents:  The Youth in Europe Study. Journal of School Health83, 662-667.

Peterson, J.C., CharlsonM.E., Hoffman, Z., Wells, M., Wong, S.C., Hollenberg, J., Jobe, J., Boschert, K., Isen, A., & Allegrante, J.P. (2012). Positive affect induction increases physical activity in percutaneous coronary intervention patients. Archives of Internal Medicine172, 329-336.

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, 43372-382.

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 & Behavior38, 558-562.

Livingood, W., Allegrante, J.P., Airhihenbuwa, C.O., Clark, N.M., Windsor, R.C., Zimmerman, M.A., & Green, L.W. (2011). Applied social and behavioral science to address complex health problems. American Journal of Preventive Medicine41, 525-531.

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 Health7, 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 Iceland. Preventive Medicine51,168-171.

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 & Behavior36, 476-482.

Allegrante, J.P., Barry, M.M., Auld, M.E., Lamarre, M.-C., & Taub, A. (2009). Toward international collaboration on credentialing in health promotion and health education: The Galway Consensus Conference. Health Education & Behavior36, 427-438.

biographical information

honors and awards

Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, State University of New York, 2015

Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2015

Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar, Europubhealth Programme, 2013, 2014

Fulbright Ambassador, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 2012-present

International Scholar, Soros Open Society Foundations, 2009-13

Fulbright U.S. Scholar, 2007-08

Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, 2006

Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health, 2005-10

SOPHE Trophy for Outstanding and Dedicated Service, Society for Public Health Education, 2005

Distinguished Career Award, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section, American Public Health Association, 2003

Health Education Mentor Award, Society for Public Health Education, 2002

Distinguished Fellow Award, Society for Public Health Education, 1999

Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, 1985

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 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

Office of International Affairs

Office of the Provost and Dean of the College

John P. Allegrante appeared in the following articles:

The Benefits of Cultural Immersion (1/22/2015)

Seeding Global Change Q&A: John Allegrante (6/3/2014)

At Academic Festival, a Chancellor Who Listens, Speaks (4/22/2014)

2013 Year in Review: Research (1/13/2014)

Professor Emeritus James Malfetti, Health Education Pioneer, Passes Away (12/3/2013)

You Can Lead Health Workers to Water... (9/19/2013)

Taking The Pulse Of The Community (6/27/2013)

TC's Allegrante Named to Federal Health Advisory Board (3/28/2013)

2012 Year in Review (2/20/2013)

Colloquium Speaker to Examine the Role of Children in an Aging Society (1/22/2013)

A Different Kind of Health Insurance (12/7/2012)

President's Letter (12/7/2012)

The Power of Positive Patients (12/7/2012)

The Psychological Impact of Spirituality (11/21/2012)

Study Pinpoints Just How Much Exercise Is Good for Mental Health (11/4/2012)

Thinking Small (5/14/2012)

Connecting Communities Online (5/10/2012)

International Conference Will Examine Issues of Validity, Educational Assessment, Equity and Accountability (3/14/2012)

Positive Attitude Can Benefit Patients with Chronic Disease (1/30/2012)

Bringing TC Together (12/20/2011)

Improving Health Will Take a Village (12/20/2011)

Columbia and TC Cited for Fulbright Excellence (11/8/2011)

Gut Check: Can the U.S. Meet a Public Health Challenge More Complex Than Smoking? (11/3/2011)

What Good Is It Sitting Alone in Your Room? (7/6/2011)

Study by TCs Research Center for Arts and Culture Finds Aging Performers "Still Kicking" (6/16/2011)

Research Center for Arts and Culture, Long Based at TC, Will Join the National Center for Creative Aging (6/13/2011)

TC Hosts Global Meeting on Health Promotion (6/6/2011)

TC Campus News (5/20/2011)

2010: The Year in review (5/11/2011)

Policy Highlights (5/11/2011)

Seven Alumni Honored at 2011 Academic Festival (5/4/2011)

New Colloquium Series Examines The Relationship of Mind and Body to Health, Education, and Society (3/22/2011)

Employee News (2/11/2011)

Staffing News (12/17/2010)

In Opinion Piece, TC's Allegrante Defends Academic Freedom (8/20/2010)

Changing the Paradigm in Obesity Studies (6/24/2010)

Thirty Years of 'Making Something from Nothing' (6/23/2010)

Chatterji Part of Prestigious Committee Recommending Major Change in Thinking About Obesity Studies (5/3/2010)

A Letter From the President (4/1/2010)

Learning to educate the lawmakers (4/1/2010)

A Big Idea Kind of Guy (10/29/2009)

Mmm, Mmm Good! (6/22/2009)

The Global Challenge of Improving Population Health (6/15/2009)

Setting New Standards for Global Health Promotion and Health Education (5/15/2009)

Dining Across Disciplines (4/29/2009)

The Fulbright Experience: John Allegrante (4/1/2009)

Talking Chairs (12/23/2008)

Welcoming a friend (10/13/2008)

Taking TC on the Road (9/24/2008)

An Icelandic Connection: Teachers College and Reykjavik University (8/4/2008)

Blog from the North Atlantic: Allegrante in Iceland (12/6/2007)

Does Phys Ed Really Matter? (5/8/2007)

Weighing In on Our Unfit Youth (9/26/2006)

Following the Leader (9/18/2006)

Plain Speaking on Health (4/7/2006)

Faculty Notes (9/7/2005)

In Brief (3/23/2005)

Unfit to Learn (12/6/2004)

Ideas in Print (6/1/2004)

Power Lunch (6/1/2004)

Mayhew Derryberry Revisited (3/30/2004)

Shaping the Public Debate on Education (8/1/2003)

TC at National Health Education Advocacy Summit (3/1/2003)

Allegrante Joins Clinical Trials for Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (2/1/2003)

In Brief (11/1/2002)

Allegrante Appears Before Congress to Advance Health Education (6/1/2002)

In Brief (7:8) (5/1/2002)

Faculty Briefs (7:5) (2/1/2002)

Young Women Are Not Adhering to Osteoporosis Prevention Programs (1/1/2002)

Faculty Briefs (9/18/2001 6:08:57 PM)

Faculty Briefs (9/1/2001)

Inside TC Faculty Briefs (6:9) (6/1/2001)

TC Doctoral Student Receives Society for Public Health Education Fellowship (1/1/2001)

TC Represented at a Salzburg Seminar Special Session (1/1/2001)

Teachers College: A Leader in Educating Leaders (1/1/2000)

Allegrante is President of Society for Public Health Education (12/16/1997)

TC Communique Issue 1, Number 1 (9/1/1997)

$6 Million for Technology, Plant Improvements: From Fiber-Optic Cable to More (1/15/1997)

Health Talk for Teens (1/1/1900)

Setting New Standards for Global Health Promotion and Health Education (1/1/1900)

TC Expert Source Guide (1/1/1900)