College of Health Sciences
EDUCATION: B.S & MS (Microbiology), DrPH (Epid/Biostat, UCLA SOP
PH EXPERIENCE: Local/State/International in public, private, government, and academic sectors.
PH PRACTICE: Los Angeles Co Dept of Hlth Svcs (1970-77); Univ of So Calif Sch of Med, Hepatic Epid Research Lab (1977-79); Arabian-American Oil Co (AMSO, Dept of Prev Med, Director, Bureau of Epidemiology) (1980-89); World Hlth Org, Global Program on AIDS, Epidemiologist & Tech Officer (1991-97).
PH ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Charles R Drew Post-Grad Medical Sch (Assoc Prof, Dept of Community & Prev Med)(1979-81); Univ of Alabama SOPH (Assoc Prof, Dept of Epi & Biostat) (1990-93); Univ of S Carolina SOPH (Dept of Epi & Biostat) (1997-2004); USAF Sch of Aerospace Med (Chief Scientist, Dept of PH) (2004-13); Walden Univ College of Health Sciences/PhD & DrPH Programs (2004 -present).
PH INTERESTS: Applied Public Health; International Health; HBV, HIV, STDs, TB; PH surveillance; Veterans health.
PH POSITIONS HELD: Chief Epidemiologist, ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia (9yrs); Tech Officer/Epidemiologist, World Health Org/Western-Pacific & SE Asian Regions (WHO, 9yrs); Director, Bureau of Epidemiology, SC-Dept of Health & Environmental Control (6yrs; incl PI of the SC BRFSS [4yrs] & CENTERED Project PI [CDC-funded, Health Disparities Elim, 4yrs]); Chief Scientist, Epid Consult Services, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (9yrs; incl USAF Lead of the USAF-CDC TB Collaboration [develop of novel & enhanced TB diagnostics, 7yrs]; &, USAF Lead for the WHO Stop TB Partnership [3yrs]). Member, Scientific Merit Review Board for the VA Hlth Serv Res & Devel [2017-18].