Faculty > Michele Wood, Ph.D.
Department of Health Science
Dr. Michele Wood is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Science at Cal State Fullerton. Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton, she was a program manager at UCLA where she worked on two studies: one with the Center of Excellence for Behavioral and Social Research on Terrorism and Counterterrorism, and the other the California Earthquake Study of Household Preparedness. Dr. Wood has considerable experience in teaching, having served as a lecturer at Cal State Long Beach for courses such as critical thinking, multivariate statistical analyses, and research methods, and as a teaching assistant at UCLA for courses on health communications, aging, and grant writing. Her research has ranged from HIV/AIDS risk among high risk populations (including drug users and the homeless) to disaster preparedness, and she has published 26 peer-reviewed articles in journals, such as the American Journal of Public Health and Health Education & Behavior. Her service experience includes both campus responsibilities (including supervising MPH field placements and a master’s thesis committee) as well as community groups including the Long Beach HIV Prevention Community Planning Group and the Los Angeles County HIV and Substance Abuse Task Force. She has actively mentored graduate students through her research activities. In her five years at Cal State Fullerton, she has mentored 17 graduate students.