Jeff Milroy, Dr.PH., MPH

Promoting Health, Engaging Communities, Changing Lives

Jeff Milroy, Dr.PH., MPH



Department of Public Health Education

School of Health and Human Sciences

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

P.O. Box 26170

Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

(336) 334-5532 (office)

Office Location: 420-K Mary Channing Coleman (HHP) Building

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Education and Training

I received my undergraduate degree (BSc.) from the State University of New York at Potsdam in Community Health Education, followed by a master’s degree in public health (MPH) from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I also received my doctorate in public health education (Dr.P.H.) from the University of North Carolina Greensboro where I was heavily involved with translating evidence-based risk and protective factors into behavioral interventions and disseminating and evaluating such interventions.

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

My research foci include athletic culture and concussion reporting behaviors of collegiate student-athletes (varsity and club sport athletes), alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, physical activity promotion among youth and adolescents (high school and college), innovative program planning and implementation, and behavioral intervention development and evaluation.


Current Studies

Many of my current projects include the development of behavioral interventions that target specific risk and protective factors associated with distal and long term outcomes of high school and college aged individuals. Our team at the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness is currently developing and disseminating web-based interventions aimed at promoting concussion reporting, reducing negative consequences related to alcohol and other drug use, and overall increasing healthy decision making among collegiate student-athletes. One of our projects, BrainCare, is a web-based behavioral intervention that targets evidence-based cognitions held by student-athletes and coaches related to the culture of concussion reporting within collegiate athletics. Guided by multiple theoretical frameworks (e.g., Integrated Behavioral Model and the Theory of Care Seeking Behavior) this project aims to better understand sport-related concussion reporting behaviors of student-athletes. In addition to concussion reporting, many of my current projects focus on alcohol and other drug use prevention among NCAA student-athletes. myPlaybook is an evidence-based behavioral intervention designed to prevent alcohol and other drug related harm among student-athletes attending college or university. Funding for the development of myPlaybook was provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and ongoing enhancement of myPlaybook is supported through collaborations with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Next, Coaches Assist is a program designed to provide extensive training to athletic coaches to help them develop skills necessary to establish and sustain a culture of caring within athletics. As one of the Co-Investigators on this project I am part of a team that continues to improve Coaches Assist by integrating evidence based prevention strategies into programming, utilizing state of the art technology, and incorporating methods taken from the fields of health coaching and motivational interviewing. Lastly, I am a Co-Investigator on a federally funded (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) RO1 aimed at focusing on the intersection of alcohol use and sexual behaviors of college freshmen to develop and optimize a web-based behavioral intervention to prevent sexually transmitted infections among college students.


Courses Taught

  • HEA 650: Internship/Practicum
  • HEA 648: Applied Program Planning
  • HEA 625: Public Health Research and Evaluation
  • HEA 201: Personal Health


Links of Interest

Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness



I am/have recently been a member of the Society for Prevention Research, the American College Health Association, the Society for Public Health Education, the American Public Health Association, and thr American Evaluation Association. I continue to provide consulting services to the NCAA, and the National Center for Drug Free Sport.