Marcia Ory is Regents Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health in the School of Rural Public Health at The Texas A&M Health Science Center in College Station. She is also director of the school’s Health Promotion and Aging Program. Before joining Texas A&M, Dr. Ory spent 20 years as the National Institute of Aging’s chief of social science research on aging. Over the past 30 years, she has demonstrated that evidence-based health promotion programs can be successfully translated to both clinical and community settings.
Active Aging Today Managing Editor Kristi Turnbaugh interviewed Ory about successful research-to-practice programs. The interview includes the following topics:
- Can you tell us about some early-career successes?
- What were major successes with Active for Life?
- Can you speak to some other successful research-to-practice programs?
- What other projects are you working on?