Michele Wood, Ph.D.

Michele Wood,  Ph.D.

Professor, Chair
Location: KHS 121
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 508: Statistical Methods in Health Science; 
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, and a Master’s degree in Community Psychology.  She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Statistics, and Program Design and Evaluation. Her research interests include disaster preparedness, risk communication, HIV/AIDS among high-risk populations, and program evaluation. Dr. Wood recently served 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 was 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 currently as a Subject Matter Expert for the USGS ShakeAlert Joint Committee for Communication, Education, and Outreach, and is working with the California Office of Emergency Services to develop and test messages for the earthquake early warning system (ShakeAlert) currently being developed for the US West coast.

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

Current Projects:
Planning Community Outreach and Education for California Earthquake Early Warning, California Office of Emergency Services

Department of Public Health

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

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