Mary Steinhardt

Mary Steinhardt


Health Behavior & Health Education


Office & Hours

Office: BEL 506
Tuesday: 2-3pm
Friday: 1:30-3pm
And by appointment



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Courses of Instruction
HED 373 Evaluation and Research Design
HED 395 Theories of Health Behavior

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Health Behavior & Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700


Dr. Steinhardt's research program explores the determinants and methods for building resilience and strength when challenged with change and stressful situations. Current research projects focus on promoting resilience-based diabetes self-management programs for African Americans (NIH Grant: 1R34DK085218-01A2), reducing teacher burnout among public school teachers, and enhancing the resilience of military soldiers and their families.


1978 B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Health and Physical Education

1985 Ed.D. University of Houston, Curriculum and Instruction

1985-1986 Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Georgia, Curriculum and Instruction and Exercise Adherence

1999 M.A. Texas State University, Professional Counseling

Representative Publications

Faulk, K.E., Gloria, C.T., & Steinhardt, M.A. (in press). Coping profiles characterize human flourishing, languishing, and depression. Anxiety, Stress & Coping.

Gloria, C.T., Faulk, K.E., & Steinhardt, M.A. (2012). Positive affectivity predicts successful and unsuccessful adaptation to stress. Motivation and Emotion. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-012-9291-8.

Faulk, K.E., Gloria, C.T., Cance, J.D., & Steinhardt, M.A. (2012). Depressive symptoms among U.S. military spouses during deployment: The protective effect of positive emotions. Armed Forces & Society, 38(3), 373-390. DOI: 10.1177/0095327X11428785.

Steinhardt, M.A., Jaggars, S.E., Faulk, K.E., & Gloria, C.T. (2011). Chronic work stress and depressive symptoms: Assessing the mediating role of teacher burnout. Stress and Health, 27(5), 420-429. DOI: 10.1002/smi.1394.

Steinhardt, M.A., Mamerow, M.M., Brown, S.A., & Jolly, C.A. (2009). A resilience intervention in African American adults with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study of efficacy. The Diabetes Educator, 35, 274-284.

Recent Awards

  • 2011 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, The University of Texas System
  • 2004 Selected to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, UT Austin
  • 2003 Texas Excellence Teaching Award, College of Education, UT Austin
  • 2002 Recipient of the First Annual Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Education, UT Austin
  • 2002 Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma Outstanding Professor

Current Research Projects and Grants

National Institutes of Health, "Resilience-based Diabetes Self-Management Among African Americans" 3/2011-2/2013.

Research Interests and Expertise

Resilience based diabetes self management

Adaptation to stress

Boards, Committees and Associations

  • Board Member, American Academy of Health Behavior
  • Associate Editor, Armed Forces and Society