Mullen Elected to UT Academy of Health Science Education

Pat Mullen web | Mullen Elected to UT Academy of Health Science Education

Patricia Dolan Mullen, DrPH, MPH

Patricia Dolan Mullen, DrPH, MPH, professor in the Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science at The University of Texas School of Public Health, has been elected to The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education, an organization of distinguished scholars recognized for their teaching excellence. “These scholars represent exemplary leadership and contribute their immense talent to enrich health education in Texas, from the classroom to the laboratory to the bedside,” said Kenneth I. Shine, MD, executive vice chancellor for health affairs at The University of Texas System. “We could not be more proud of their accomplishments and dedication to the UT System.”

Mullen’s research interests include health promotion for disadvantaged or incarcerated women; transtheoretical model of behavior change; contraception and risk reduction for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV; and informed decision making for cancer and other screening tests.

Since 2005, more than 100 UT System educators have been inducted into the prestigious academy. Members represent a diverse group of educators from the many disciplines in health science education who fulfill the strict criteria set by the Academy. Nominations for membership in the Academy may come from the president, dean or vice-dean and the faculty senate at each of the six University of Texas health institutions.

Among the criteria on which prospective members are judged are: direct teaching; curriculum development; counseling and mentorship; leadership; and educational scholarship and research. A total of 12 new members were elected this year. They will be inducted during the 2013 Innovations in Health Science Education annual conference Feb. 21-22 in Austin.