Education: Ph.D. in Psychology from Union Graduate School, the Union Institute and BA from Harvard University.
Field of Specialization: Psychophysiology of healing, applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, voluntary self-regulation, optimizing health at the worksite and Western perspectives of holistic health.
Laura Mamo (Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco, 2002) is Professor of Health Education and core-faculty member in the Health Equity Institute for Research, Practice and Policy at San Francisco State University. Her work lies at the intersection of medical sociology, gender studies, and cultural studies of science, technology and medicine.
Richard Harvey, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education where he teaches both Holistic Health and Health Ed courses. His research includes developing stress-reduction interventions for training increasing psychological courage and hardiness to reduce human stress.
José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA - is Emeritus Associate Professor of Health Education at San Francisco State University where his work focused on health workforce diversity and cross cultural communication in health. He has a degree in medicine from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a masters’ degree in public administration from New York University. He is the founder and director of the Welcome Back Initiative (WBI) a program developed to assist internationally trained health professionals through the necessary steps to enter the US health workforce.
Mickey has a background in nursing and psychology and has had clinical and research experience in hospitals, clinics, community-based treatment agencies, and a womenʼs prison. Her research interests are in the areas of substance abuse and treatment, human sexuality studies, LGBT & queer studies, sexual health, and LGBTQ health. She is widely published in these areas. Her latest book, Improving Substance Abuse Treatment: An Introduction to the Evidence-Based Practice Movement, was published by Sage in 2007.
Kenn Burrows has been an educator and consultant for over thirty years, teaching Holistic Health Studies at San Francisco State University since 1991. He is founder and Director of The Holistic Health Learning Center, a unique interdisciplinary library and community action center integrating personal, social, and environmental aspects of health.