Professor and Special Initiatives Coordinator
College Station, Texas 77843-2251
Judith L. Warren is a professor and special initiatives coordinator with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at Texas A&M University. She holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Education from Syracuse University. Dr. Warren has focused on lifespan health and wellness since 1981 and has developed statewide educational training programs for AgriLife Extension educators in health and gerontology. She has been PI on grants related to rural health, immunization, cancer risk reduction, long-term care, minority peer education, community capacity building, and obesity prevention. She has served in several AgriLife Extension administrative positions (1996-2008) before heading up an agency focus on child obesity prevention and evidence-based youth programs. She is currently PI on a $5 million grant with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA/USDA) to address child obesity through family-focused programming, collaborating with the UT Health Dell Center for Healthy Living. This research project, Texas GROW! EAT! GO, focuses on child, parent, and teacher behavior change; BMI; and implementation, sustainability and economic outcomes.
Dr. Warren has presented papers at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, the Gerontological Society of America, the American Society on Aging, the Texas Rural Health Association, and other professional meetings and has served on state and national task forces related to the aging population and health issues. Dr. Warren has served on state and national task forces related to health and youth issues, including Live Smart Texas, Partnership for Texas Youth-thriving by 25, Texas Obesity Awareness Week Committee, Strengthening Youth and Families Conference Committee, and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Collaborative Council.
In 1995, she was awarded Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s highest honor, the Superior Service Award. In 1996, she received the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension and Continuing Education. In 2014, the Texas GROW! EAT! GO! Development and Pilot team received the Superior Service Team Award from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Dr. Warren is a member of the 1999 class of Leadership Texas. She was in Class XXIV of the Governor’s Executive Development Program. She is the Extension Advisor to the Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA), a 3,000 member group dedicated to supporting families through lifelong learning.
Last updated: March 26, 2015