Michele Wood

 

Michele Wood PhD, MS

Professor and Dept. 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

Advising Areas:
Disasters, Risk Communication, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use

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

Biosketch:
Michele M. Wood, PhD, MS, 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 bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Community Psychology. She is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health and the California State University, Fullerton and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Statistics, and Program Design and Evaluation. Dr. Wood’s research interests include preparedness messaging and risk communication for disasters, HIV/AIDS among high-risk populations, and program evaluation. Dr. Wood has served as a subject matter expert and advisor for USGS, FEMA, the Southern CA Earthquake Center, and the U.S. Fire Administration. She helped lead early research on the nation’s earthquake early warning (WEA) system and is currently serving as Principal Investigator on earthquake early warning research funded by USGS. In addition, Dr. Wood has organized and participated in multiple workshops on mobile alerts and warnings organized by the National Academy of Sciences.

Interest Areas:

Disaster Preparedness, Risk Communication for Disasters, and Program Evaluation

Current Projects:

  • Public Responses to the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence and ShakeAlert
  • Human Response to Earthquake Early Warning
  • ShakeAlert Strategic Communication Plan and Education and Training Materials