Dr. Robert Gold, Founding Dean of The University of Maryland School of Public Health, was the 2012 award recipient of the John P. McGovern Award Lecture Series in Health Promotion. He presented on "Extending Our Reach in Public Health Through the Appropriate Application of Technology" on Monday, April 30, 2012.

Dr. Gold is an accomplished researcher and nationally known expert in the application of technology in health education and health promotion. His publications include numerous research and evaluation articles, dozens of pieces of software for organizations such as the Addiction Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society, and commercially published software and textbooks. He was previously the chair of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health and has served as Vice President at ORC Macro. Dr. Gold holds a PhD in health education with a major emphases in computer science and research design, and a DrPH in Community Health Practice with major areas of study in program evaluation and epidemiology.

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