Mark G. Wilson

Health Promotion & Behavior
Professor Emeritus

Curriculum Vitae

Health Promotion & Behavior

  • HSD, Health Education, Indiana University, 1987
  • MS, Safety Education, Indiana State University, 1981
  • BS, Health Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1978
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Excellence in Research Award, College of Public Health, 2016.
  • SEC Academic Leadership Program Fellow, 2015-2016.
  • Top 50 Faculty Researcher, University of Georgia, 2014, 2015 & 2016.
  • University of Georgia Foundation Professor in Public Health, 2014 to present.
  • Distinguished Lecture Scholar Award, Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 2015.
  • Judith R. Miller Award, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section, American Public Health Association, 2010.
  • John R. Endwright Distinguished Alumni Service Award, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Indiana University, 2009.
  • Health Education Professional Service Award, Georgia Federation of Public Health Educators, 2008.
  • American Public Health Association
  • Georgia Public Health Association
Course Instruction

Dr. Wilson teaches a critique of the literature course that is required of all HPB doctoral students.  It teaches students on how to perform a systematic review of the literature resulting in a publishable review manuscript at the end of the class.  Dr. Wilson has also taught social marketing of health and worksite health promotion courses.

HPRB 9630 Critique of the Literature

HPRB 7370 Social Marketing of Health

HPRB 7400 Worksite Health Promotion

Research Interests

Dr. Wilson’s research revolves around creating healthy work organizations by developing and evaluating individual, group, environmental and organizational interventions that promote positive health in employed populations. Recent work has consisted of translating efficacious clinical or community programs to worksites and evaluating the effectiveness of these interventions. His general interests lie in worksite health promotion, organizational health, intervention evaluation, and translation of programs.

Selected Publications

Wilson, M.G., Edge, M.D., Sweet, C.C., Carpenter, D., McGuire, M., Pilsmaker, M. & Kirschner, S.  (In press).  Evaluation of a digital behavioral counseling program for reducing chronic disease risk factors in a workforce.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Wilson, M.G., DeJoy, D.M., Vandenberg, R.J. Corso, P., Padilla, H. & Zuercher, H. (2016).  Effect of intensity and program delivery on the translation of Diabetes Prevention Program to worksites.  A randomized controlled trial of Fuel Your Life.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, 1113-20.

Ingels, J.B., Walcott, R.L., Wilson, M.G., Corso, P., Padilla, H.M., Zuercher, H., DeJoy, D.M. & Vandenberg, R.J. (2016).  A prospective programmatic cost analysis of Fuel Your Life:  A worksite translation of DPP.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, 1106-1112.

Wilson, M.G., DeJoy, D.M., Vandenberg, R.J., Padilla, H. & Davis, M. (2016). FUEL Your Life: A translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program to worksites. American Journal of Health Promotion, 30, 188-197.

Smith, M. L., Wilson, M. G., DeJoy, D. M., Padilla, H., Zuercher, H., Corso, P. S., Vandenberg, R. J., Lorig, K., & Ory, M. G. (2015). Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) in the workplace: Opportunities for health improvement. Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion, doi:10.3389/fpubh.2014.00179.

Brace, A.M., Padilla, H.M., DeJoy, D.M., Wilson, M.G., Vandenberg, R.J. & Davis, M. (2015). Applying RE-AIM to the evaluation of FUEL Your Life: A worksite translation of DPP. Health Promotion Practice, 16, 28-35.

DeJoy, D.M., Padilla, H.M., Wilson, M.G., Vandenberg, R.J., & Davis, M.A. (2013). Worksite translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program: Formative research and pilot study results from Fuel Your Life. Health Promotion Practice, 14, 506-13.

Fischer, J.E., Wilson, M.G. & Litaker, D. (2012). Occupational public health: It’s time to get to work. Preventive Medicine, 55, 565-566.