Don Goodwin

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Professions
School of Health Sciences
Ph.D. Public Health

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].

Courses Taught

PUBH 9000-52 - Public Health Dissertation

PUBH 9001-52 - Public Health Dissertation

HLTH 9001-22 - Health Dissertation

PUBH 9100-52/8900-52 - Research Forum Companion


BS, Calif State University - Long Beach

MS, Calif State University - Long Beach

DrPH, UCLA School of Public Health

Public Service

Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences, Other -

Military Medicine, Other -

VA Scientific Merit Review Board - Hlth Svcs Research & Devel, Member -

Lebanon VVA, Volunteer - Lebanon