About Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson, HSD, is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UGA Foundation Professor of Public Health and Director of the Workplace Health Group in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia.  He has been conducting research, teaching and consulting in the workplace health promotion arena for over 30 years. 

At the University of Georgia Mark co-founded the Workplace Health Group (WHG), a multi-disciplinary research group focused on workplace health issues.  The WHG is one of the few academic research units in the country to focus exclusively on worksite health promotion and safety issues.  Since its inception in 2000, the WHG has acquired over $13 million in external grants or support.  The WHG was one of the first in the county to propose expanding the horizon of worksite health promotion; the first in the country to develop and test a comprehensive model of organizational health; the first to examine the efficacy of organizational and environmental interventions to reduce obesity, encompassing both the physical and social environment; and the first to translate clinical and community interventions to worksite practice. 

Mark has collaborated with organizations such as Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, Dow Chemical Company, Union Pacific Railroad, New England Telephone, AT&T, Kimberly-Clark and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on projects ranging from the evaluation of a cholesterol reduction program to development and evaluation of a healthy work organization intervention.  His research interests include worksite health promotion, healthy work organizations, worksite translation and evaluation of behavioral interventions.  He has served on a variety of advisory panels and editorial boards at the national level including Associate Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Health Promotion.  His current projects funded by NIH include the translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program and Chronic Disease Management Program.