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Donald E. Morisky

Donald Morisky
Professor Emeritus


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Community Health SciencesEmeriti
Contact Information

46-071A, CHS

Areas of Interest: 

Planning and evaluation of patient- and community-based health education programs; international health; adherence to medical recommendations; STI/HIV-AIDS prevention; hypertension, diabetes, and tuberculosis control (adolescents and adults). 

Involved in CHS, Dr. Morisky served as Vice-Chair in the Department from 1994 to 2003 and Department Chair from 2004-2005.  His research is directed to both chronic and infectious diseases, specifically the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and elevated cholesterol), tuberculosis control and HIV/AIDS prevention. He has conducted research in the Philippines for over 30 years, currently analyzing results of a 10-year NIAID- funded program “Behavioral Research in Support of AIDS Prevention in the Philippines”.  He is currently a Co-Investigator on a NIA research grant addressing medication-taking behavior among the elderly in collaboration with the Oschner Clinic at Tulane University.  He directs the doctoral training program in the Social and Behavioral Determinants of HIV/AIDS at UCLA. 

ScD, The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
ScM, The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
MSPH, University of Hawaii
BS (Chemistry/Physics), University of Arizona
This faculty member is available to serve as: 
Doctoral Advisor
Masters Advisor
PhD Committee Member
DrPH Committee Member
MS Thesis Committee Member
MS Report Committee Member

Please check with the faculty member or their office about availability to serve during current academic period.