John Allegrante

John Allegrante

Dr. John Allegrante is an applied behavioral scientist whose research focuses on health behavior, behavioral self-management, and health outcomes in chronic disease. He has had over 25 years of continuous funding from 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. Dr. Allegrante has also been in the vanguard of innovation in professional preparation and workforce development in public health education, playing a pivotal role in leading efforts to establish a unified system of accreditation for professional preparation programs in the United States and to develop consensus on domains of core competencies, standards, and quality assurance in global health promotion that are now being implemented across the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. As a Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health from 2005 to 2010 and as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in 2007, Allegrante launched a collaboration with Icelandic behavioral and social scientists to develop what is now an ongoing program of multidisciplinary research currently supported by a grant from the European Research Council to investigate risks and protective factors in child and adolescent development.