michele Wood

Michele Wood,  Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Location: KHS 141
Telephone: (657)278-7330
Fax: (657)278-5317
Email: mwood@fullerton.edu

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Advising Areas:
Disasters, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, Gerontology, high-risk populations

Courses Taught:
HESC 321: Drugs and Society;
HESC 349: Measurements and Statistics in Health Science;
HESC 400: Program Design in Heath Science;
HESC 524: Public Health Administration;
HESC 510: Research Methods in Health Science

Michele M. Wood, PhD, M.S., holds a doctorate in Community Health Sciences from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a minor degree in Sociology.  She also holds a Master’s degree in Community Psychology.  She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Statistics, and Program Design and Evaluation.  Dr. Wood’s research interests include disaster preparedness, public education and risk communication, HIV/AIDS among high-risk populations (e.g., drug users, sex workers, and homeless persons), and program evaluation.   She currently is serving as Co-Principal Investigator on a research project funded by the Department of Homeland Security, “Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices” through the START Center (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) at the University of Maryland; she is the quantitative lead for the study.  Also in connection with the START Center, Dr. Wood played a lead role in the design and implementation of the National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness and the California Earthquake Study of Household Preparedness.  As Chair of the Earthquake Country Alliance Committee for Research and Evaluation, Dr. Wood helped design and implement the ongoing evaluation for the “Great California Shakeout” earthquake drill.  Dr. Wood is Director of the California-Nevada Public Health Training Center (a collaboration of San Diego State University, Loma Linda University, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and California State University, Fullerton) at CSU Fullerton.

Interest Area:
Public Health Education and Risk Communication for Disasters and Program Evaluation

Current Projects:
Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices, Department of Homeland Security


Department of Health Science

800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, California 92834
Room KHS-121,
Phone: (657) 278-3316,
Fax: (657) 278-5317