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Jalie Tucker named 2024 UF Research Foundation Professor

Jalie A. Tucker

May 23, 2024

Jalie A. Tucker, Ph.D., M.P.H., Mary F. Lane Endowed Professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, is among UF’s most productive and promising researchers named to the 2024 cohort of UF Research Foundation Professors.

“This recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research, in a news release. “UFRF Professors earn significant grants; publish in the leading journals in their field; hold university leadership positions; and contribute to the university in countless other ways.”

Dr. Tucker is a clinical psychologist and public health expert with a career spanning 40 years. She joined the Department of Health Education and Behavior in 2014 as professor, served as chair until 2019 and is the founding director of the UF Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research. Her research, guided by behavioral economics and funded by NIH/NIAAA, NIDA, CDC, and SAMSHA/CSAT, focuses on alcohol misuse prevention and recovery. She has authored or edited four books and 150 journal articles and book chapters. In 2018, Dr. Tucker received the prestigious Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research on Substance Abuse. She is a fellow of six American Psychological Association divisions and has held significant leadership roles in APA.

Dr. Tucker joins several respected college faculty recognized as UF Research Foundation Professors. Most recent honorees include: Rachael Seidler (2023); Elisabeth Barton (2020); Leonardo Ferreira (2019); David Vaillancourt (2017); and Evangelos Christou (2016). View a full list.

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