Jason Maddock

Jason Maddock, PhD, FAAHB

Adjunct Professor of Outcomes Research in Medicine, Academic Institute
Full Affiliate Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist

Texas A&M University profile


Jay Maddock serves as Director, Center for Health & Nature. He is professor of environmental and occupational health at Texas A&M University. He is internationally recognized for his research in social ecological approaches to increasing physical activity. Dr. Maddock serves as the senior academic advisor for the President George H.W. Bush China-US Relations Foundation and serves on the board of directors for the Texas Health Institute and the Well-Connected Communities Initiative. His research has been featured in several national media outlets including The Today Show, Eating Well, Prevention, and Good Housekeeping.


An application of protection motivation theory to understand the influence of fear-appeal media on stated donations for coral reef restoration
Suess, C, Maddock, JE, Palma, M, Youssef, O & Kyle, G 2024, , Tourism Management, vol. 100, 104797. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2023.104797

Nature and Mental Health in Urban Texas: A NatureScore-Based Study
Makram, OM, Pan, A, Maddock, JE & Kash, BA 2024, , International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 21, no. 2, 168. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21020168

Spending Time in Nature: The Overlooked Health Behavior
Maddock, JE & Johnson, SS 2024, , American Journal of Health Promotion, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 124-126. https://doi.org/10.1177/08901171231210806a

Physical Activity in Natural Settings: An Opportunity for Lifestyle Medicine
Maddock, JE & Frumkin, H 2024, , American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/15598276241253211

Neighborhood Walkability Is Associated With Lower Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Cancer Patients
Nwana, N, Makram, OM, Nicolas, JC, Pan, A, Gullapelli, R, Parekh, T, Javed, Z, Titus, A, Al-Kindi, S, Guan, J, Sun, K, Jones, SL, Maddock, JE, Chang, J & Nasir, K 2024, , JACC: CardioOncology, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 421-435. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaccao.2024.03.009

Undergraduate college students’ awareness and perception of nature - a photovoice study
Migl, W, Mathis, H, Spencer, M, Hernandez, R & Maddock, JE 2023, , BMC Public Health, vol. 23, no. 1, 2515, pp. 2515. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-17455-0

Prioritizing a research agenda on built environments and physical activity: a twin panel Delphi consensus process with researchers and knowledge users
Prince, SA, Lang, JJ, de Groh, M, Badland, H, Barnett, A, Littlejohns, LB, Brandon, NC, Butler, GP, Casu, G, Cerin, E, Colley, RC, de Lannoy, L, Demchenko, I, Ellingwood, HN, Evenson, KR, Faulkner, G, Fridman, L, Friedenreich, CM, Fuller, DL, Fuselli, P, Giangregorio, LM, Gupta, N, Hino, AA, Hume, C, Isernhagen, B, Jalaludin, B, Lakerveld, J, Larouche, R, Lemon, SC, Loucaides, CA, Maddock, JE, McCormack, GR, Mehta, A, Milton, K, Mota, J, Ngo, VD, Owen, N, Oyeyemi, AL, Palmeira, AL, Rainham, DG, Rhodes, RE, Ridgers, ND, Roosendaal, I, Rosenberg, DE, Schipperijn, J, Slater, SJ, Storey, KE, Tremblay, MS, Tully, MA, Vanderloo, LM, Veitch, J, Vietinghoff, C, Whiting, S, Winters, M, Yang, L & Geneau, R 2023, , International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol. 20, no. 1, 144. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-023-01533-y

Rural libraries implementing walking groups or walking groups plus civic engagement for walkability in rural communities: a comparative effectiveness trial study protocol
Perry, CK, Seguin-Fowler, R, Maddock, JE, Lenstra, N, Dieckmann, NF, Currier, J, Andreyeva, E, Winkle, J & Trost, SG 2023, , BMC Public Health, vol. 23, no. 1, 1895, pp. 1895. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-023-16788-0

Recruiting experiences of NIH-funded principal investigators for community-based health behavior interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic
Seguin-Fowler, RA, Demment, M, Folta, SC, Graham, M, Hanson, K, Maddock, JE & Patterson, MS 2023, , Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 131, 107271, pp. 107271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2023.107271

Favorable Neighborhood Walkability is Associated With Lower Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Patients Within an Integrated Health System: The Houston Methodist Learning Health System Outpatient Registry
Makram, OM, Nwana, N, Nicolas, JC, Gullapelli, R, Pan, A, Bose, B, Parekh, T, Al-Kindi, S, Yahya, T, Hagan, K, Javed, Z, Patel, K, Sharma, G, Jones, SL, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Maddock, JE & Nasir, K 2023, , Current Problems in Cardiology, vol. 48, no. 6, 101642. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2023.101642

COVID-19 Related Protocol Considerations and Modifications within a Rural, Community-Engaged Health Promotion Randomized Trial
Seguin-Fowler, RA, Eldridge, GD, Graham, M, Folta, SC, Hanson, KL & Maddock, JE 2023, , Methods and Protocols, vol. 6, no. 1, 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps6010005

Shifts in Social Determinants of Vitamin A Supplementation Among Children Under Five in Kenya, 2003–2014
Ahenda, P, Washburn, DJ, Colwell, B, Lee, S, Gwarzo, I, Kellstedt, DK & Maddock, JE 2023, , Maternal and Child Health Journal, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 1284-1292. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-023-03663-y

Predictors of Modern Contraceptive Use among Married Women in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh
Raza, F, Colwell, B, Washburn, DJ & Maddock, JE 2023, , Liaquat National Journal of Primary Care, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 133-141. https://doi.org/10.37184/lnjpc.2707-3521.5.25

Changes in physical activity outcomes in the Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities (SHHC-2.0) community-based randomized trial
Maddock, JE, Demment, M, Graham, M, Folta, S, Strogatz, D, Nelson, M, Ha, SY, Eldridge, GD & Seguin-Fowler, RA 2022, , International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol. 19, no. 1, 159. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-022-01401-1

Improvements and Maintenance of Clinical and Functional Measures among Rural Women: Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities-2. 0 Cluster Randomized Trial
Seguin-Fowler, RA, Eldridge, GD, Rethorst, CD, Graham, ML, Demment, M, Strogatz, D, Folta, SC, Maddock, JE, Nelson, ME & Ha, S 2022, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, vol. 15, no. 11, pp. E009333. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.122.009333

Association of neighborhood Walk Score with accelerometer-measured physical activity varies by neighborhood socioeconomic status in older women
Seguin-Fowler, RA, LaCroix, AZ, LaMonte, MJ, Liu, J, Maddock, JE, Rethorst, CD, Bird, CE, Stefanick, ML & Manson, JAE 2022, , Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 29, 101931, pp. 101931. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101931

Evaluation of a civic engagement approach to catalyze built environment change and promote healthy eating and physical activity among rural residents: a cluster (community) randomized controlled trial
Seguin-Fowler, RA, Hanson, KL, Villarreal, D, Rethorst, CD, Ayine, P, Folta, SC, Maddock, JE, Patterson, MS, Marshall, GA, Volpe, LC, Eldridge, GD, Kershaw, M, Luong, V, Wang, H & Kenkel, D 2022, , BMC Public Health, vol. 22, no. 1, 1674, pp. 1674. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13653-4

Development and Validation of an Attitude Toward Spending Time in Nature Scale
Maddock, JE, Suess, C, Bratman, GN, Smock, C, Kellstedt, D, Layton, R, Christiana, RW, Horton, T, Gustat, J, Perry, CK & Kaczynski, AT 2022, , Ecopsychology, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 200-211. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2022.0017

Development and validation of self-efficacy and intention measures for spending time in nature
Maddock, JE, Suess, C, Bratman, GN, Smock, C, Kellstedt, D, Gustat, J, Perry, CK & Kaczynski, AT 2022, , BMC Psychology, vol. 10, no. 1, 51, pp. 51. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-022-00764-1

Using the Health Belief Model to examine travelers’ willingness to vaccinate and support for vaccination requirements prior to travel
Suess, C, Maddock, J, Dogru, T, Mody, M & Lee, S 2022, , Tourism Management, vol. 88, 104405, pp. 104405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2021.104405