Meet our Center Members

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Affiliated Faculty

Abdelmonem A. Afifi, PhD

Dean Emeritus, UCLA School of Public Health, Professor of Biostatistics & Biomathematics

Linda B. Bourque

Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences

Alina Dorian, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Associate Director of MPH-HP Program, Department of Community Health Sciences

David Eisenman, MD, MSHS, Director

Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Community Health Sciences

Deborah Glik, ScD

Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences

Hilary Godwin, PhD

Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Michael Prelip, DPA

Associate Dean for Practice Across the Life Course, Professor in Residence, Director of Field Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences

Peter Katona, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor, Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Kerri Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Communication Studies , Director, UCLA SoCom Lab

Armen Arevian, MD, PhD

Director, Innovation Lab @ Semel Institute , Director, UCLA Santa Monica Hospital Psychiatry Consultation Service, Investigator, UCLA Center for Health Services and Society

Staff

Andrea Martel, MEd

Project Manager

Andrea Martel is a Project Manager for research projects at the Fielding School of Public Health. She has managed research projects in emergency preparedness, adolescent health literacy, health communication, and community engagement among public health departments.  She has worked in the areas of public health, mental health, and social services for over 16 years.  She has 6 years of senior management experience where she has worked with non-profit organizations and public sectors.

Students

Rachel Adams, MPH

Rachel Adams is a third-year PhD student in the Community Health Sciences department at the Fielding School of Public Health. Her interests include emergency preparedness, community resilience, health communications and behavioral economics. While working at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, she used the Public Health Response to Emergent Threats Survey to analyze and interpret measures of community disaster resilience across different neighborhoods in the county. She is currently partnering with local health departments in Southern California to help build capacity for implementing evidence-based programs in the field of emergency preparedness and response.