Valois, PhD, MPH, Robert F

Academic Affiliate

His research interests are adolescent & school health (violence, teen pregnancy & substance use prevention) adolescent health risk behaviors & quality of life - life satisfaction health promotion program evaluation coordinated school health programs nicotine dependence & smoking cessation.

Biographical Profile

College
Arnold School of Public Health
Department
Health Prom., Educ. & Behavior
Tenure Status
Tenured

International Activity

International Activities
Yes
Type of Activity
Research, Study abroad
Countries
Canada, United Kingdom, Scotland, France, Germany
Description
Program Consultation in Health Promotion and Kinesiology - Institute of Education in Hong Kong; National Consultation in Health Promoting Schools - R.O.C. Taiwan; England/Scotland Study Abroad Program via Rice University and the University of Illinois - Visiting Professor Program Evaluation, Healthy School Communities, Iroquois Ridge High School, Oakville, Ontario-Toronto, Canada; Program Evaluation, Healthy School Communities, Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada;
Institution/Entity
Institute of Education in Hong Kong - Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Taiwan Bureau of Health Promotion; Taiwan Bureau of Public Health; Taiwan Bureau of Education; Fu Jen Catholic University of Taiwan.
Institutional Focus Areas
Health Disparities, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Health Sciences
Extended Residence in Foreign Country
Yes (Germany)
Speaks Non-English Language
Yes (German)

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Undergraduates and Graduates
Institutional Focus Areas
Health Disparities, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Health Sciences
Personal Focus Areas
Adolescent & School Health, Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors & Quality of Life/Life Satisfaction, Health Promotion Program Evaluation

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1986 University of Alabama-Medical Center Birmingham, Alabama MPH Public Health
1985 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois PhD Community Health & Safety
1980 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois MS Community Health & Safety
1977 The College at Brockport, State University of New York Brockport, New York BS Health Science
1975 Corning Community College Corning, New York AS Humanities & Social Sciences

Memberships & Professional Activities

Dates Type Description Institution/Entity
Membership American Public Health Association (APHA)
Membership American School Health Association (ASHA)
Membership American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
Membership American College Health Association (ACHA)
Membership Alliance for a Smoke-Free South Carolina
Membership Eta Sigma Gamma, National Honorary in Health Science (ESG)
Membership Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
Membership South Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education (SCAAHE)
Membership National Family Life Education Network (Charter Member)
Membership American Academy of Health Behavior - Founding Member #06 (AAHB)

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1972 - 1974 United States Army-Air Defense El Paso, Texas & Tacoma, Washington
1975 - 1976 Peer Counselor Department of Student Services, Corning Community College
1978 - 1979 Graduate Teaching Assistant Department of Health and Safety Education, College of Applied Life Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1979 - 1980 Instructor of Health Education Department of Health Education, College of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
1980 - 1982 Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant Department of Health and Safety Education, College of Applied Life Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1982 - 1986 Assistant Professor of Health Education Department of Health Education, College of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
1985 - 1986 Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama-Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
1986 - 1987 Director of Corporate Health Promotion, Coordinator, Basic Weight Control & Smoking Cessation Clinics Department of Education & Health Promotion Services, Carle Clinic Association, Urbana, Illinois
1987 - 1990 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
1987 - 1990 Assistant Professor of Health Promotion & Education Department of Kinesiology & Health Education, College of Education, University of Texas, Austin
1990 - 1994 Assistant Professor of Public Health Department of Health Promotion & Education, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
1992 - 1994 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine Department of Family & Preventative Medicine, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina
1994 - 2000 Adjunct Professor of Medicine Department of Family & Preventative Medicine, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina
1994 - 2000 Associate Professor of Public Health (Tenured) Department of Health Promotion, Education & Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
1994 - 2000 Associate Professor of Public Health, tenured Department of Health Promotion & Education, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
1994 - 2000 Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine Department of Family & Preventative Medicine, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina
1994 - 1995 Associate Director Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
1997 - 2010 Program Director, Co-Program Director Master of Arts in Teaching, Health Promotion & Education, Department of Health Promotion & Education, Department of Instruction & Teacher Education, Schools of Public Health and Education
2004 - 2010 Principal Investigator, Project iMPPACS: "A Multilevel HIV Prevention Strategy for High-Risk Youth" National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Division of Mental Disorders, Behavioral Research & AIDS
2005 - Present Adjunct Professor of Public Health Department of Community Health & Health Behavior, Jiann-Ping Hsu School of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
2005 - 2006 Editor-in-Chief (Interim) Journal of School Health, American School Health Association, Kent, Ohio
1976 Student Intern, Public Health Education Program American Lung Association, Finger Lakes Regional Center, Rochester, New York
1976 Student Teacher, Health Education American International School of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
1977 Substitute Teacher, Biology, General Science and Health Education Elmira City School District, Elmira, New York

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
1986 Award Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, Health Behavior
1992 Award Fellow, Research Consortium of the American Association for Health Education
1996 Award Fellow, American School Health Association
1999 Award Outstanding Contribut8ions to Substance Abuse Prevention Award, American School Health Association
1999 Award ASHA Research Scholar Award American School Health Association
2001 Award Fellow, American Academy of Health Behavior
2002 Award James Keith Excellence in Teaching Award, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
2003 Award William A. Howe Award, American School Health Association (ASHA), (The Association's highest honor, recognizes outstanding contributions and distinguished service in school health, presented in memory of the William A. Howe, founder and first president)
2005 Award Presidential Citation, American School Health Association, (In recognition of exceptional service to the American School Health Association as Interim Editor-in-Chief, Journal of School Health
2005 Award Fellow, American Association for Health Education
2005 Award Professional Service Award, American Association for Health Education
2006 Award Distinguished Service Award, American School Health Association (ASHA)
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