John D. Prochaska, DrPH, MPH
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Public and Population Health
Associate Professor
Department of Population Health & Health Disparities

Physical address:
UHC, Suite 4.208
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX

Mailing address:
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1150

Phone: (409) 772-1128
Fax: (409) 772-5272

  • Dr. Prochaska is a population health scientist with training in social and environmental epidemiology, social and behavioral health principles, and health disparities.  His interests lie in understanding the pathogenic and salutogenic features within neighborhoods, communities, and other populations that drive positive and negative health and health-related outcomes and health disparities. These include social, political, and environmental sources of health risk and protective factors, as well as behaviors related to health promotion.  My application of quantitative and mixed-methods research, action-based research, geographic information systems (GIS), and systems thinking provides a broad range of tools for understanding these issues, as well as translation of findings generated through these research approaches to a broad array of audiences. I have previous experience teaching broad academic audiences on these topics, as well as on areas related to health disparities, social and environmental determinants of health, and dissemination and implementation research. This experience includes leading formal graduate courses, guest lecturing, one-on-one mentoring and training, community-engaged dissemination efforts, and other educational and dissemination modalities.

    Curriculum Vitae - CV

    • BS, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, 2002
    • MPH, Social and Behavioral Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Public Health, 2004
    • DrPH, Social and Behavioral Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Public Health, 2009
    • Social and Environmental Determinants of Population Health & Health Disparities
    • Community and Stakeholder Engaged Research
    • Systems Thinking & Population Health
    • Dissemination and Implementation Research
    • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health
    • Institute for Translational Sciences
    • Center for Precision Environmental Health
    • Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine
    • Sealy Center on Aging