Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education
Dr. Mary Steinhardt is a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. She also serves as the University Faculty Ombuds. Dr. Steinhardt's research program explores the determinants and methods for building resilience and strength when challenged with change and stressful situations. Current projects focus on resilience-based diabetes self-management education for African Americans, reducing teacher burnout among public school teachers, and enhancing the resilience of military families.
She has worked with such companies as 3M, Motorola, Dell, and Applied Materials, as well as the Army's 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Mary is the recipient of the first annual Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award in the College of Education, the Texas Excellence Teaching Award presented by the Texas Exes, and the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Texas System. She is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and serves as a Senior Provost Teaching Fellow.
Grants and Funding: We proudly support the research and programs of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and institutions such as: the Anxiety Disorders program of the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Pacific Institute of Medical Research; the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred); and SchoolsForHope.org, an iFred educational project. Working with these partners enables Anxiety.org to extend its commitment to its mission. All the donations received, as well as 100% of Anxiety.org revenue in 2018, will be contributed to build, develop, and further the understanding, investigation, discovery, and treatment of the full spectrum of anxiety and related disorders.