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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.
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., Rodriguez, 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-affirmation. Translational 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 & Behavior, 40, 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 Health, 83, 662-667.
Peterson, J.C., Charlson, M.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 Medicine, 172, 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, 43, 372-382.
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 & Behavior, 38, 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 Medicine, 41, 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 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 Iceland. Preventive Medicine, 51,168-171.
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 & Behavior, 36, 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 & Behavior, 36, 427-438.
Allegrante, J.P., Peterson, J.C., Boutin-Foster, C., Ogedegbe, G., & Charlson, M.E. (2008). Multiple health-risk behavior in a chronic disease population: What behaviors do people choose to change? Preventive Medicine, 46, 247-251.
Ogedegbe, G., Chaplin, W., Schoenthaler, A., Statman, D., Berger D., Richardson, T., Phillips, E., Spencer, J., & Allegrante, J.P. (2008). A practice-based trial of motivational interviewing and adherence in hypertensive African Americans. American Journal of Hypertension, 21, 1137-1143.
John Allegrante is the senior Professor of Health Education at Teachers College, the graduate and professional school of education of Columbia University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1979 and has served as Chairman of the Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Deputy Provost of the College, and Associate Vice President for International Affairs. He holds joint appointments in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia, and is a member of the Faculty Steering Committee for the Columbia Global Center | Europe.
Professor Allegrante has had over 25 years of continuous funding from the NIH to develop and evaluate novel behavioral intervention approaches to improve self-management and health outcomes in people with chronic disease. He has produced an extensive bibliography of published papers in health education and health promotion and in clinical epidemiology and health services research, a substantial corpus of which has illuminated a transdisciplinary understanding of how to facilitate adherence to and maintenance of behavioral change in people with chronic diseases. As President of the Society for Public Health Education, he was instrumental in organizing a Coalition of National Health Education Organizations to launch the first annual National Health Education Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, in 1999, which focused for 15 years on supporting budget appropriations for the Centers for Disease Control and advocacy training. Dr. Allegrante has also been in the vanguard of innovation in professional preparation and workforce development in public health education, leading efforts to establish a unified system of accreditation for professional preparation programs in the United States and to develop global consensus on domains of core competencies in global health promotion that are now being implemented across the United States, Europe, and elsewhere.
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 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 and the Mayhew Derryberry Award in 2015. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Health Education & Behavior, the flagship research journal of the Society for Public Health Education, since 2010.
As a Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health from 2005 to 2010 and as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in 2007, Allegrante collaborated with Icelandic behavioral and social scientists to develop a now-ongoing program of multidisciplinary research currently supported by a grant from the European Research Council that is investigating risks and protective factors in child and adolescent development. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board of Reykjavik University, where he now holds an appointment as a professor in the Department of Psychology, and as a policy adviser 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 and as a Fulbright Ambassador.
Allegrante 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 Academic Fellowship Program and was a member of the International Higher Education Support Program in Central Asia, where for four years he assisted the Kazakhstan School of Public Health with curriculum and faculty development, capacity-building, and mentoring of junior scholars. The Europubhealth Programme named him an Erasmus Mundus Visiting Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sante Publique (EHESP), Rennes and Paris, France, where he was in residence during the summers of 2013 and 2014 and where he continues to lecture.
In addition to being an elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Allegrante is a globally elected member of the Executive Board of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education. In 2013, he was appointed by DHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the Board of Scientific Counselors, a Federal Advisory Committee that advises the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, State University of New York, 2015
Mayhew Derryberry Award, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section, American Public Health Association, 2015
Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2015
Erasmus Mundus Visiting Professor, 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