- School of Public Health W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award (2010)
Dr. Jeffrey Clark began his career as a public school health education teacher. He served as a classroom teacher and health education program coordinator for thirteen years. After completing his Ph.D. in Health and Safety at Indiana University, Dr. Clark was hired as an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville. Currently, he is a professor and Chairperson of the Department of Physiology and Health Science at Ball State University. His academic career has been spent teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in community and school health education methods, program planning and evaluation. He has published numerous manuscripts on evaluating school and community health education programs using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Dr. Clark has given several national presentations on the evaluation of health education programs delivered in various professional settings. He served as a consultant to the Indiana American Stop Smoking Intervention Study and was project director for Smokefree Indiana for ten years as well as the project director for the Indiana State Department of Health’s Hepatitis C Surveillance Project and project director for Marion County’s Alliance for Health Promotion.
Dr. Clark is the current President-elect for the American School Health Association (ASHA), served as the National Secretary/Treasurer for Eta Sigma Gamma for the past eleven years, and is a board member for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s Research (AAHPERD) Consortium. He is also a member of the Indiana Public Health Policy Center Advisory Board.