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:
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.