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Willliam M. London

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William M. London

Public Health

Office: 320 ST
Phone: 323-343-5867
E-mail: wlondon@calstatela.edu





INTRODUCTION

I began my Cal State LA career in the 2006-2007 academic year as coordinator of the Health Science Program. In Fall 2007, I began my appointment as a professor in the Health Science Program (which later became the Department of Health Science and is now a B.S. degree program in the Department of Public Health). I'm also a professor in in the CSULA Honors College. My previous faculty appointments were at Kent State University, College of Saint Elizabeth (Morristown, NJ), Walden University, Touro University International, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, and Cal State Long Beach. I've also had administrative positions at RAP Inc. (telephone crisis hotline and telephone reassurance program for homebound elderly in Genesee County, NY), American Council on Science and Health, and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. I was the founding president of the Ohio Council Against Health Fraud, Inc. and the president of the National Council Against Health Fraud. I am a founding fellow of the Institute for Science in Medicine, associate editor of the e-newsletter Consumer Health Digest, a co-host of the Credential Watch website, an advisor for the Quackwatch network of websites, and a consultant to the Committee on Skeptical Inquiry

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TEACHING INTERESTS

I'm particularly interested in promoting in my teaching information literacy, numeracy (numerical literacy), healthy skepticism, science & ethics-based practice, and consumer advocacy regarding public health issues. I have taught more than 50 different undergraduate and graduate courses in my career.

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RESEARCH

Most of my research focuses on health-related misinformation, sensationalism, superstition, pseudoscience, opposition to science, fraud, and quackery in advertising, publicity, and direct selling via print and electronic media. I am currently studying how practicing chiropractors mislead consumers about services they provide to patients. I look forward to doing similar investigations of other types of licensed practitioners.

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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Title Date
coauthor of the college textbook CONSUMER HEALTH: A GUIDE TO INTELLIGENT DECISIONS, Ninth Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education. See http://www.chsourcebook.com Also coauthored the sixth (1997), seventh (2002), and eighth (2007) editions. 013
author of "Education Content Areas: Consumer Health." In A. C. Cory & D. C. Wiley (eds.), ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCHOOL HEALTH. Sage Publications. 2013 forthcoming
coauthor of "The Precautionary Principle." In L. W. Green (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Public Health. Oxford University Press. forthcoming
book reviewer of "Clinical Research in Complementary Therapies: Principles, Problems, and Solutions, 2nd Edition." Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 17(1)e3-e8. DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2011.01107.x. 2012
book reviewer of "Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine [4th Edition]." Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 15(4), 334-338. 2011

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ed.D. & Ed.M. Health Education 1986 & 1984

M.P.H. Health Administration 1995

Ed.M. Educational Psychology 1994

B.A. Geography 1980

B.A. Biological Science 1980

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COURSE LISTING

Course Course Title Day & Time Room Quarter
HHS 301-2 TRANSITION TO CSULA FOR HHS MAJORS We 4:20PM - 6:00PM SH C342 Fall 2012
HHS 301-3 TRANSITION TO CSULA FOR HHS MAJORS Mo 4:20PM - 6:00PM KH B4005 Fall 2012
PH 410-1 THEORY & PRINCIPLES OF PUB HEALTH Tu Th 4:20-6:00 FA 246 Fall 2012
PH 412-1 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY Mo We 1:30-3:10 FA 246 Fall 2012

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