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California State University, Long Beach
Health Science Department at CSULB

Gail Farmer, Dr.P.H.

Gail C. Farmer is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Science at California State University Long Beach. Her area of specialization encompasses comprehensive needs assessments as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of community-based programs for government and nonprofit organizations.  In conducting these projects, particular effort is made to work with community & faith based organizations to access the vulnerable “hard-to-reach” populations. Dr. Farmer’s mission is to empower a community in the development, and implementation of culturally/linguistically appropriate programs that are sustainable and reduce health disparities.  The following are selected examples of her community-based collaborative research projects during the past 25 years which regularly involves undergraduate and graduate students:

“University-Affiliated Village for Low-Moderate income, Multicultural Older Adult Residents in Long Beach” (2013-present)

“Mass Prophylaxis Plan for Vulnerable Populations, City of Long Beach”

“Aging-in-Place: Reducing the Unnecessary Institutionalization of Culturally Diverse Older Adults”

“Healthy Living: Diabetes Case Management and Education Program”

“Evaluation of the Social Security Administration’s proposed Ticket to Work, Work Incentive    Improvement Act (TWWIIA)”

“Long Beach Comprehensive Tobacco Assessment Project”

“Evaluation of the Food Inspection Report for the City of Long Beach”

“Comprehensive Planning for HIV in the City of Long Beach”

“Needs Assessment of Persons with Disabilities”

“Youth Take Action against Tobacco”

“Enhancing Minority Entrepreneurship”

“Hypertension: Assessment and Intervention among African Americans”

“Epidemiology of Cervical Cancer among Urban American Indians in Southern California”

“Physical and Mental Health Needs Assessment of Homeless Persons in the City of Long Beach”

The recent publications of Dr. Farmer have appeared in the American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of Aging and Health. In addition, she has presented her research findings at the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Farmer earned her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Sociology at California State University Long Beach. She then obtained her doctorate in Public Health with specialization in Epidemiology and Program Evaluation, from the School of Public Health at University of California, Los Angeles.