Dale Mantey, MPA

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Research Coordinator

Dale Mantey, MPA, is the research coordinator of the CATCH My Breath E-Cigarette Prevention Program. Dale is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Health Promotion/Behavioral Science.  Before joining the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin, Dale received a BA in Psychology and History from Angelo State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Texas State University. Beginning in 2015, Dale served as a pre-doctoral fellow at the Texas Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science (Texas TCORS) where he researched tobacco use behaviors among youth and young adults. Dale has co-authored a number of publications in high impact journals including the Journal of Adolescent Health, the American Journal of Health Behaviors, and BMJ Global Health. Dale also served as a contributor on the Surgeon General Report on E-cigarettes Use Among Youth and Young Adult

Dale’s field experience includes supervising a comprehensive tobacco control program in Northern Colorado. This project included leading a community health coalition in successfully advocating for local level policy change (eg, adopting smoke-free ordinances), coordinating school-based education and advocacy activities, and expanding tobacco cessation services to low-income and indigent populations. Prior to this, Dale served as a Health Policy Analyst in the Texas House of Representatives during the 83rd Legislative Session.

As part of Dale’s role as research coordinator of the CATCH My Breath E-Cigarette Prevention Program, he will coordinate school recruitment, survey design, data collection, statistical analyses, and assist in publication writing. Dale will also work closely with community partners of the CATCH My Breath E-Cigarette Prevention Program such as the CATCH Global Foundation, CVS Pharmacies, and Discovery Education.