DrPH, University of California, Berkeley; MSc, University of London; LLB, University of Bristol, England

Research Interests

Community-based health promotion; emotional health; children’s health and rights; health policy; program evaluation; qualitative research methods


Dr. Schwab has more than 25 years of experience in community health. He has lead programs in the United States, Italy, Malawi, Senegal, Mauritania, Thailand, Haiti, and Australia—all of them related to the health and well-being of children and youths. For 10 years, he was on the research faculty in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was editor-in-chief of the California Wellness Guide. He also served as executive director of a California-wide inquiry into the conditions of children and their environments. During these years, he pioneered the participatory approach to public health and has published several papers about it. Dr. Schwab has also served as a health policy analyst for the New Mexico legislature. Aside from teaching at Walden, he works with New Mexico and California nonprofit organizations as a researcher and consultant.