Meet our Center Members

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Affiliated Faculty

Abdelmonem A. Afifi

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

Linda B. Bourque

Professor Emerita

Alina Dorian

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences

David Eisenman

Professor in Residence, Department of Community Health Sciences

Deborah Glik

Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences

Michael Prelip

Professor, Department Chair

Frank Quiambao

NESSI Founding Director

Peter Katona, MD, PhD

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


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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.

Kendall Dunlop-Korsness

Kendall is a first year Masters student under the Community Health Sciences department. She's been working for CPHD since July 2017 to create a communications and marketing strategy. Her interests include global health, migrant health, refugee justice, food justice, and health promotion. She received her B.S. in Public Health from Oregon State University in Spring 2016, after which she spent a year working for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. 

Grace Kim, MPH

Grace Kim is a Doctoral student under the Community Health Sciences department. She graduated with her MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Yale School of Public Health. Her interests include health communication and entertainment education. She is currently working on a media content analysis of news coverage of mass trauma events, such as the school shootings in Newtown and Isla Vista, to better understand the role of media coverage in processes of community recovery.