Dr. Ken McLeroy
2010 Research Laureate
Kenneth R. McLeroy, PhD, was Professor of Social and Behavioral Health at the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. He was the Principal Investigator on two large projects including a recently funded five-year renewal of the CDC funded Center for Community Health Development ($3.9 million) and the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) funded Program for Rural and Minority Health Disparities Research ($6.8 million). Dr. McLeroy published extensively on social ecology, the development and evaluation of community-based interventions, and critical community concepts such as community capacity, program institutionalization, and community coalitions.
In 2022, Dr. McLeroy was posthumously recognized with the American Academdy of Health Behavior Lifetime Achievement Award.