College of Health Sciences
Dr. Schwab has over 25 years experience in community health practice, working in the US and Europe, as well as Africa, Thailand, Haiti and Australia – mostly in programs related to the health and wellbeing of children. For ten years, he was a member of the research faculty in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught masters and doctoral students, and led projects in which students were able to develop field skills in health promotion. This included seven years as Editor-in-Chief of the ‘ California Wellness Guide’, an innovative statewide public health campaign to provide basic health promotion information on a very wide range of health-related issues to diverse communities. He was also Executive Director of a statewide inquiry into the conditions of California's children and their environments. During these years, he pioneered and published papers about participatory approaches to public health. For the last ten years he has been on the faculty in the School of Health Sciences at Walden, teaching and mentoring students engaged in their doctoral research. He also provides pro bono consultancy services to non-profit organizations promoting health and social justice in their communities.