Professor of Health Education. Associate Vice President for International Affairs. Fulbright Program Advisor and Campus Representative Teachers College Columbia University. New York, USA.
Dr. John Allegrante is Professor of Health Education, Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Fulbright Program Advisor and Campus Representative at Teachers College Columbia University. He is an applied behavioral scientist and health education specialist whose research focuses on health behavior, disease self-management, and health outcomes in chronic disease. He has had over two decades of continuous NIH support to develop and evaluate behavioral and educational programs designed to improve coping, communication, and control in patients with chronic disease. Dr. Allegrante and his team of co-investigators were the first to demonstrate in a randomized controlled trial that an intervention program combining supervised fitness walking and socially supportive patient education could produce clinically meaningful improvements in functioning without exacerbating symptoms of pain or increasing use of medication in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Dr. Allegrante is the lead health education scientist and co-investigator on several NIH-funded projects and has produced an extensive bibliography of published work in health education, health promotion, clinical epidemiology and health services research.