Faculty Collaborators Photograph of Carol Itatani, Ph.D. Carol Itatani, Ph.D.

Dr. Itatani is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, where she teaches Micro 423/523 (Hematology) and Micro 300I (Human Immunology: In-Self Defense). She is a licenced Medical Technologist and maintains licensure with the California State Dept. of Health, laboratory Field Services and the American Society of Clinical Pathology. She also serves as the Director of the Health Professions Advising Office and the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program.

Photograph of Norma Shipp, M.S., MT(ASCP) Norma Shipp, M.S., MT (ASCP)

Norma Shipp is the Phlebotomy Supervisor and Coordinator of Central Processing of the Clinical Laboratory, St. Mary Medical Center. Ms. Shipp has a M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and maintains her licensure in Medical Technology.

Photograph of Kevin Malotte, DrPH Kevin Malotte, Ph.D.

Dr. C. Kevin Malotte is the newly appointed Archstone Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Health Care Innovation. He was previously Professor of Health Science and Director of the Community Health and Social Epidemiology (CHASE) Programs at CSULB. He is currently the principal investigator on two CDC-funded studies, one an STD prevention study, and one working with volunteer community health leaders designed to examine factors that keep these volunteers productive and satisfied with their roles. He holds a BA in psychology from Chapman College, an MA in social psychology from Claremont Graduate School, and an MPH and DrPH from the UCLA School of Public Health.

Photograph of Phillip S. Chong, Ph.D. Phillip S. Chong, Ph.D.

Dr. Chong is a Professor for the Department of Management/Human Resources Management at California State University, Long Beach. He has number of years of experience in the field of Engineering and Operations Research. He also has a certification in Production and Inventory Management. He has been awarded the SCAC Award for Modeling Total Quality Management (TQM) Economics. Dr. Chong holds a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts.

Photograph of Vincent del Casino, Jr., Ph.D. Vincent del Casino, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Del Casino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Liberal Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Previous to this, he was a lecturer for the College of Arts and Sciences and the department of Geography at University of Kentucky. He has also served as an advisor for Human Rights Committee of the Coalition of AIDS-related NGOs in N. Thailand. Dr. Del Casino holds a M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.

Photograph of Scott Hershberger, Ph.D. Scott Hershberger, Ph.D.

Dr. Hershberger is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the California State University, Long Beach. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychometrics from the Fordham University, Bronx, NY and a Post-Doc in Statistics from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Photograph of Alexander Rainof, Ph.D. Alexander Rainof, Ph.D.

Dr. Rainof is a Professor in the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literature, California State University, Long Beach. He is the founder of the Translation/Interp. Prog., English-Spanish/Spanish-English, UCLA/UNEX. He is the Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Translation and Interpretation (SSTI) of the National Assoc. of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT). He has won the CSULB University Education Innovation Award, Faculty Career Enhancement Award and the CSULB SCAC Research Award. Dr. Rainof holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Photograph of Christine L. Jocoy, Ph.D. Christine L. Jocoy, Ph.D.

Dr. Jocoy is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Geography at California State University, Long Beach. She received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 2004. Her research interests include regional economic development, urban social policy, and geography education. Dr. Jocoy is co-principal investigator of a METRANS grant, based out of CBRS, studying the movement patterns of Long Beach's homeless.

Photograph of William Pedersen, Ph.D. William Pedersen, Ph.D.

Dr. Pedersen is an Associate Professor for the Department of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach. He holds a M.A. degree in Social Psychology from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Southern California. Dr. Pedersen's research has focused on two areas of interest: displaced aggression and an evolutionary perspective on gender differences in mating strategies.

Photograph of Jeffrey P. Davis, Ph.D.Jeffrey P. Davis, Ph.D.

Dr. Davis is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach. He holds a M.A. degree and a Ph.D. from the North Carolina Central University. Dr. Davis's research interests include racial and ethnic inequality in U.S. labor markets, minority health and social psychology of inequality.

Photograph of Guido G. Urizar, Ph.D.Guido G. Urizar, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Urizar's is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach. His research focuses on examining psychosocial, behavioral, and physiological factors associated with mental and physical health outcomes in low-income, ethnic minority, and other medically underserved populations. Specific areas of his work include promoting cardiovascular disease prevention and recovery, evaluating the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral interventions in hospital and community-based settings, examining the impact of stress (including the effects of cortisol) on various health outcomes and behaviors, and identifying risk factors associated with poor maternal and infant health outcomes.

Photograph of T. Alex Washington, Ph.D.T. Alex Washington, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Alex Washington is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Washington is also a Senior Research Fellow with the National Center for Health Behavioral Change and a Faculty Affiliate at the Morgan-Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions in Baltimore, Maryland. His research interests include implementing and examining the effectiveness of HIV prevention intervention programs developed for special populations: Injection drug using men who have sex with men, self-identified gay and bisexual males, and pregnant women who are seropositive. Dr. Washington holds a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Memphis, a M.S. degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee-Health Science Center and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.