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Robert Gold

Professor and Chair, Behavioral and Community Health

Robert S. Gold, founding Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health, is a professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. He also serves as the Director of Educational Innovation. Dr. Gold holds a PhD from the University of Oregon and a Dr.P.H. from the University of Texas School of Public Health. He has 50 years of experience in academia and public health, with most work involved with the application of information technologies to public health.

Contact

rsgold@umd.edu

SPH | Room 1234R

(301) 405-2517

Areas of Interest

Technology Applications in Public Health; Program Planning and Evaluation; Public Health Innovation

 

DrPH, Community Health Practice, 1980

University of TX Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston

PhD, Health Education, 1976

University of Oregon, Eugene

MS, 1971

State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, NY

BS, 1969

State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, NY

BS, 1969

State University of New York College at Brockport

AA, 1965

Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY

HLTH 672 Introduction To Public Health Informatics

HLTH 635 Leadership In Crisis

HLTH 364 Social Media and Public Health

University of Maryland College Park President’s Medal, the highest recognition given faculty at the University of Maryland, October 2012.

Honorary Doctor of Science – State University of New York, May 12, 2012

McGovern Lectureship – University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston. Lecture to be given April 30, 2012.

Elected President, Society for Public Health Education, September 2010.

John P. McGovern Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Health Education, American School Health Association, Honolulu, HI, July 2007.

Elected Fellow, American School Health Association, October 2006.

Honor Award, Highest Award of Eta Sigma Gamma, The National Health Science Honorary Association. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Educators, Washington, D.C., 2004

Health Education Hall of Fame. Inducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2002

Presidential Citation of Merit – Association for the Advancement of Health Education. Presented at their annual meeting in Cincinnati, OH, March 2001.

Research and Development Award – College of Health and Human Performance, University of Maryland, May 2000.

Elected Fellow, American Academy of Health Behavior, February 1999.

International Health Education Listserv - First Award For Contributions of Technology To Health Education. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Indianapolis: IN, November 1997.

George Kramer Practitioner Award, College of Health and Human Performance, June 1992.

Distinguished Service Award: Eta Sigma Gamma - The National Health Science Honorary Association. Presented at the annual meeting of Eta Sigma Gamma, 1991.

Key Leaders In Health Education: A Century of Commitment. Eta Sigma Gamma, November 1990.

Researcher of the Year Award, American School Health Association. Presented at the annual meeting of the American School Health Association, October 1989.

Crowley, K.#, Mishra, A.#, Cruz-Cano, R.#, Gold, R.#, Kleinman, D.#, Agarwal, R.# (2019). Electronic Health Record Implementation Findings at a Large, Suburban Health and Human Services Department. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICE, 25(1), E11-E16.

Olsen, S. H., Saperstein, S. L., & Gold, R. S. (2019). Content and Feature Preferences for a Physical Activity App for Adults With Physical Disabilities: Focus Group Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 7(10), e15019.

McHugh, M. C., Saperstein, S. L., & Gold, R. S. (2019). OMG U #Cyberbully! An Exploration of Public Discourse About Cyberbullying on Twitter. Health Educ Behav, 46(1), 97-105.

Gold, R. S., Auld, M. E., Abroms, L. C., Smyser, J., Yom-Tov, E., & Allegrante, J. P. (2019). Digital Health Communication Common Agenda 2.0: An Updated Consensus for the Public and Private Sectors to Advance Public Health. Health Educ Behav, 46(2_suppl), 124-128.

Carter-Pokras, O. D., Bugbee, B. A., Gold, R. S., Lauver, P. E., Aiken, R., & Arria, A. M. (2019). Utilizing Student Health and Academic Data: A County-Level Demonstration Project. Health Promot Pract, 1524839919862796.

Abroms, L. C., Gold, R. S., & Allegrante, J. P. (2019). Promoting Health on Social Media: The Way Forward. Health Educ Behav, 46(2_suppl), 9-11.

Abroms, L. C., Allegrante, J. P., Auld, M. E., Gold, R. S., Riley, W. T., & Smyser, J. (2019). Toward a Common Agenda for the Public and Private Sectors to Advance Digital Health Communication. Am J Public Health, 109(2), 221-223.

Lin, S. C., & Gold, R. S. (2018). Assistive technology needs, functional difficulties, and services utilization and coordination of children with developmental disabilities in the United States. Assist Technol, 30(2), 100-106.

Chae, D. H., Clouston, S., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., Kramer, M. R., Cooper, H. L., Wilson, S. M., . . . Link, B. G. (2015). Association between an Internet-Based Measure of Area Racism and Black Mortality. PLoS One, 10(4), e0122963.

Bernhardt, J. M., Alber, J., & Gold, R. S. (2014). A social media primer for professionals: digital dos and don'ts. Health Promot Pract, 15(2), 168-172.