Dr. Nicholas K. (Nick) Iammarino is a Professor Emeritus, Lecturer, and Co-Director of the Rice-UT Public Health Scholars Program at Rice University. He served as the Chairman of the Kinesiology Department from 2007 to 2018 and as the Health Professions Advisor at Rice University from 1984 to 2003. Dr. Iammarino has held several adjunct positions in area institutions including: Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health. He was also appointed Associate Director for International Initiatives in the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Iammarino earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Health Education from the University of Toledo. He received his Ph.D. in Health Education from The Ohio State University with specialization in Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology). Nick was elected Fellow of the American School Health Association in 1985 and of the American Association for Health Education in 1998. He was credentialed as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) in 1989. Dr. Iammarino is a founding member of the American Association of Health Behavior and served on its first Board of Directors from 1999 until 2002.
Dr. Iammarino has been active in both state and national professional organizations. He has chaired the National Youth Education Subcommittee, of the American Cancer Society, National Office. He also served as Chair of the Schools and Colleges Committee of the American Cancer Society, Texas Division. Dr. Iammarino has also been elected to the Board of Directors of the American School Health Association (ASHA) and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE). Nick currently is Senior Associate Editor for the American Journal of Health Behavior, Board of Associate Editors for the American Journal of Health Education and serves on the Editorial board of 3 additional health-related journals. He has presented more than 100 papers and has authored more than 50 publications in the professional literature. Dr. Iammarino’s professional and research interests are in the areas of cancer prevention and education, cancer and other chronic disease screening programs, international health, and comparative health care policy.