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Leonard Jack, Jr., Ph.D., MSc

Editor-in-Chief, Health Promotion Practice
Associate Dean for Research
Director, Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research and Education
Endowed Chair of Minority Health Disparities
College of Pharmacy
Chair, Public Health Sciences Department
Professor of Public Health Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125-1098
Email: ljack@xula.edu
(504) 520-5345

Dr. Leonard Jack, Jr., currently serves as Director, Center for Health Minority Health & Health Disparities Research and Education; Endowed Chair of Minority Health; and Professor in the Division of Clinical and Administrative Services in the College of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana. He was recently appointed Chair of the University's newly established Department of Public Health Sciences. Prior to his employment at Xavier University of Louisiana, Dr. Jack held the Jim Finks Endowed Chair of Health Promotion and was Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center's School of Public Health. Dr. Jack also served as Associate Dean (the Dean) of the School of Health Sciences and Interim Chair, Department of Behavioral and Environmental Sciences at Jackson State University. He worked for 14 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia where he served as Team Leader of Applied Behavioral Research, Epidemiology, and Evaluation; and Chief of Community Intervention in the Division of Diabetes Translation. His areas of research and public health practice include: psychosocial aspects of disease management, health disparities, men's health, family, and community-based research. Dr. Jack has several years of teaching experience and has held numerous research/professional positions. He has delivered over 95 professional presentations and published over 80 peer reviewed publications and/or book chapters. He serves on several editorial boards of peer reviewed journals and is Editor-in-Chief of the Health Promotion Practice Journal. Dr. Jack is Editor and contributing author of his recently published book, "Diabetes in Black America: Public Health and Clinical Solutions to a National Crisis". He also served as Editor of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing seven chapter study guide, The Health Education Specialists: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence, 6th Edition. Dr. Jack is the recipient of the Society for Public Health Education's 2011 Distinguish Fellow Award, the society's highest award given in recognition of an individual's national contributions to the profession of public health and public health education.

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