Public Health Department (323) 343-4740

Eleanor Ferguson-Marshalleck
Emerita Professor of Health Science; Ph.D., Stanford University; R.N.; P.H.N.
Contact: (323) 343-4737
E-mail: efergus@calstatela.edu

  • Community health
  • Primary care
  • Health promotion and prevention programs
  • Health assessment of communities

Fluent in: Spanish.


Beth Hoffman
Assistant Professor of Health Science; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Contact: (323) 343-4706
E-mail: bhoffma@calstatela.edu

  • Adolescent substance use and prevention
  • Social network analysis

William M. London
Professor of Health Science; Ed.M., Ed.D., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Contact: (323) 343-5867
E-mail: wlondon@calstatela.edu

  • Health-related superstition
  • Pseudoscience
  • Sensationalism
  • Schemes, frauds, deception, and misperception
  • Public health and health education

Behjat A. Sharif
Professor of Health Science; Ph.D., C.H.E.S., Texas Women’s University
Contact: (323) 343-4747
E-mail: bsharif@calstatela.edu

  • Health education
  • Stress
  • Health promotion/disease prevention
  • International health
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Drug abuse and violent behavior
  • Impoverished minorities

Fluent in: Farsi (Persian).


Walter Zelman
Professor and Director of Health Science; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4635
E-mail: wzelman@calstatela.edu

  • California government and politics
  • Health policy and markets
  • Uninsured, insurance and managed care