(COLLEGE STATION, TX)

Marcia Ory, Ph.D.

Marcia Ory, Ph.D.

Marcia Ory, Ph.D., Regents Professor in the Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC) School of Rural Public Health, is part of a team headed by the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency that recently received $150,000 from the Texas Department of State Health Services to establish Umbrella Partnerships – BE Active in our Town (UP-BEAT).

Dr. Ory will work with Ashley Wilson, M.P.H., research scientist at the HSC-School of Rural Public Health, to evaluate physical activity and environmental policy changes for the UP-BEAT project in the Brazos Valley.

“We are thrilled that support is available to bring together partners from diverse sectors who can make a difference in reducing obesity in our community,” Dr. Ory said.

Ashley Wilson, M.P.H.

Ashley Wilson, M.P.H.

Julie Ribardo, Ph.D., director of health education and prevention at the Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, will lead the team that includes Judith Warren, Ph.D., Texas AgriLife Extension Service; Theresa Manthei, Brazos Valley Health Department; Corliss Outley, Texas A&M University Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences; and Klaus Koyer Madsen, Texas Health Institute.

 

— Rae Lynn Mitchell