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Gary Gilmore

Professor
Health Ed & Health Promotion
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Veteran badge, Served in Preventive Medicine, General Leonard Wood Army Hospital, U.S. Army.
TeachingAward badge, 2017

Specialty area(s)

Public Health Epidemiology; Family Health and Wellness; Cancer Prevention and Early Detection; Psychological Type and Preference; Community-Based Participatory Research; Global Health Issues.

Brief biography

Dr. G.D. Gilmore, MPH, Ph.D., MCHES,
Professor and Director, Graduate Community Health/Public Health Programs in the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion.

Dr. Gilmore also has an appointment in Graduate and Extended Learning (GEL).  In that role, he directs Community Health non-credit and credit programming.  He also oversees the Multiple Event Provider (MEP) designation in GEL which includes the determination of Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs) on a program-by-program basis for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES), coupled with MEP and CECH reports to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.  Dr. Gilmore serves as the primary contact for public, community, adolescent, and rural health programs; Certified Health Education Specialist credentialing (CHES and MCHES) and programming; and Motivational Interviewing.

In previous and continuing Community Health and Public Health professional responsibilities, he has served as Chair of the National Health Educator Competencies Update Project; Fulbright Scholar at the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata (Calcutta), India, 1999-2000; Inaugural President of the Seven Rivers Region Fulbright Chapter, representing UW-La Crosse, Luther College, and Winona State University;  Chair of the UW-La Crosse Select Committee on Internationalization, 2009-2013; Chair of the Wisconsin Public Health Council, 2011 & 2012 (with three continuous Governor appointments to the Council, 2004-Present); Continuing Chair of the Wisconsin Health Education Network; Continuing Member of the National Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice, Public Health Foundation, Washington, D.C.  During his teaching and continuing education responsibilities, he has received the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award and the UW-La Crosse Teaching Excellence Award.  During his military service, he received the U.S. Army Commendation Medal in Preventive Medicine.

Current courses at UWL

CHE 380, Assessment and Program Planning in Health Education

CHE 450, Implementation, Administration and Evaluation of Health Education Programs

HED 471/571, Health Education Responsibilities, Competencies, and Certification  

P-H 200, Public Health for the Educated Citizen

P-H 340, Epidemiology and Human Disease Prevention

P-H 755, Epidemiology and Public Health Issues

P-H 790, Public Health Administration and Organization

Education

Ph.D. (Public Health Education and Epidemiology), University of Tennessee-Knoxville; M.P.H. (Public Health Education and Epidemiology), University of Minnesota-Minneapolis; B.A. (Biology: Genetics), Hope College-Holland, Michigan. Certificate in Public Health Epidemiology, The New England Epidemiology Institute, Tufts University, 1994.

Career

Research and publishing

Most recent publication:

Gilmore, G.D., McKelley, R.A., & Anderson, D.A. (2019).  Comprehensive Assessment of the Psychosocial Occupational Health Status of Archaeologists in the United States.  Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 35(1), 65-84.  Published internationally by Wolters Kluwer.

Kudos

named

Gary D. Gilmore, Health Education & Health Promotion, was named on May 22, by Governor Tony Evers for three additional years of service on the Wisconsin Public Health Council. Gilmore has served continuously on the council since it was established by State Statute in 2003 through appointments by three Wisconsin Governors. He chaired the council for two years.

Submitted on: May 30, 2019

 

published

David Anderson, Archaeology & Anthropology; Gary Gilmore, Health Education & Health Promotion; and Ryan McKelley, Psychology; co-authored the article "Comprehensive Assessment of the Psychosocial Occupational Health Status of Archaeologists in the United States" in the Journal of Health, Safety and Environment published on April 1, 2019 by Wolters Kluwer Publishing. This is the first national study of the occupational health status of archaeologists working in the majority realm of Cultural Resource Management using a nationally-validated survey. Preliminary findings were presented via a national webinar to the members of the American Cultural Resources Association, at the 125th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., and at the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Atlanta.

Submitted on: May 2, 2019

 

published

Gary D. Gilmore, Health Education & Health Promotion; Alyson Taub, Professor Emerita, New York University; David Connell, Research Associates, Cambridge; and Larry Olsen, Still University of Health Sciences; co-authored the article "Applied Contributions and Insights from Health Education Role Delineation Research (1978-2015) in Advancing the Health Education Profession in the United States" in Pedagogy in Health Promotion published on Nov. 27, 2018 by SAGE Publications. This is the first comprehensive review of five national role delineation studies for health education specialists conducted during 1978-2015 in order to determine the contributions to professional preparation, credentialing, and professional development. The co-authors comprised the Steering Committee for the National Health Educator Competencies Update Project with Gary Gilmore serving as chairperson.

Submitted on: Nov. 28, 2018

 

published

Gary Gilmore, Health Education & Health Promotion, co-authored the article "Applied Contributions and Insights from Health Education Role Delineation Research (1978-2015) in Advancing the Health Education Profession in the United States " in Pedagogy in Health Promotion published on Mar. 4, 2018 by SAGE Publications. Co-authors included: Alyson Taub, New York University; Larry Olsen, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences and David Connell, Cambridge Research Associates.

Submitted on: Mar. 5, 2018

 

presented

Gary D. Gilmore, Health Education & Health Promotion, presented "Assessment of the Occupational Health Status of Field Archaeologists in the United States (David Anderson and Ryan McKelley, co-authors)" at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting on Nov. 7, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. This was the first national comprehensive health and well-being assessment of field archaeologists using a nationally-validated electronic survey prepared by the three authors. The assessment specifically focused on reported risk factors, protective factors, and preventive measures taken by the respondents.

Submitted on: Nov. 12, 2017

 

awarded

Gary D. Gilmore, Health Education & Health Promotion, received The 2017 Wisconsin Distinguished Service to Public Health Award at the Wisconsin Public Health Association Annual Meeting on May 25, 2017 in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The Award is given to the health professional who demonstrates exceptional dedication and effort in the support of Public Health in Wisconsin. Gilmore also received the Award in 1986.

Submitted on: June 8, 2017

 

awarded

Gary Gilmore, Health Education & Health Promotion, received the 2017 Eagle Teaching Excellence Award at UW-La Crosse on May 20, 2017 in La Crosse, WI.

Submitted on: June 16, 2017

 

published

Gary Gilmore, Health Education & Health Promotion, co-authored the article "Population-Based Cross-Sectional Research: Salient Processes, Rationale, and Insights from the National Health Educator Competencies Update Project" in "SAGE Research Methods" published on Mar. 15, 2017 by SAGE Publications. This publication joins other international articles in examining research methodology. It explores the details related to the National Health Educator Competencies Update Project which spanned 8 years and was chaired by Gilmore. During the national research, a validated hierarchical model of Areas of Responsibility and competencies for health educators and health promotion specialists was established empirically for the first time. This is an invited publication of SAGE Publications.

Submitted on: Mar. 16, 2017

 

interviewed

Gary Gilmore, Health Ed., Health Promotion was interviewed by Dustin Luecke of News 19 Daybreak on Feb. 19, 2016. They spoke about three local events to help raise money for cancer research.

Submitted on: Feb. 19, 2016

 

published

Gary Gilmore, Health education, health promotion, authored the article "Methodological Comparisons of Four National Health Education Specialist Role Delineation Research Projects (1978-2012) in the United States" in Pedagogy in Health Promotion published on Nov. 11, 2015. The article, co-authored by Alyson Taub, New York University, Larry K. Olsen, A.T. Still University, and David Connell, Cambridge Research Associates for the December publication, serves as the lead publication in that issue of the journal, with the following editorial comment by the Editor in Chief: "In conducting this comparison, the authors were able to provide recommendations for future studies taking into consideration the strengths and weaknesses of each project. This should assist in future role delineation projects not only in the United States but also entities worldwide who are in the planning or nascent stage of quality assurance for preparing health education specialists."

Submitted on: Nov. 12, 2015