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Robert M. Goodman, PhD. MPH

Robert M. Goodman, PhD, MPH, MA, is a Professor and past Dean of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Indiana University-Bloomington. Prior to holding the Deanship, Dr. Goodman was Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Earlier, he was the Usdin Family Professor in Community Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He directed the Center for Community Research at The Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina and University of South Carolina Schools of Public Health. Dr. Goodman has written extensively on issues concerning community health development, community capacity, community coalitions, evaluation methods, organizational development, and the institutionalization of health programs. He has been the principal investigator and evaluator on projects for The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The National Cancer Institute, The Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention, The Children's Defense Fund, and several state health departments. Dr. Goodman has been the recipient numerous honors from national professional and governmental organizations.

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