Peter Mulhall '77
BS, Health Education
Dr. Peter Mulhall serves as director of the Center for Prevention, Research and Development, Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, where he also has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Community Health. He graduated from WestConn in 1977 with a B.S. in Health Education, received an M.S. in Health and Safety Education from Indiana University, Bloomington and a Ph.D. in Community Health from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, in 1994.
Mulhall's primary research interests focus on children and adolescent health, academic issues, and the programs and services that involve them. He has published more than 30 research articles and scholarly papers, and contributes to a research column in the Middle School Journal. Mulhall has served as the principal or co-principal investigator on numerous federal, state and foundation grants (i.e., the Kellogg Foundation for the Mid-South, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and the Illinois State Board of Education).
Mulhall also has worked as a consultant to the Illinois Governor's Future
for Kids Taskforce on Children and Families and Illinois' Governor's Tobacco
Advisory Board. He recently has been recognized as a 25 year member of Phi
Delta Kappa, and has been a longtime member of the American Public Health
Association, the Society for Public Health Education and the American