Deborah C. Glik, Sc.D.

Professor, Community Health Sciences

Member, Fielding School of Public Health

Work Phone Number: 310-206-9548

Email Address:

Research Interests:

Health communication research including implementation and evaluation of an FAS prevention campaign, pretesting and scripting of bioterrorism preparedness messages, risk communication for environmental hazards, entertainment media advocacy in areas of childhood disease prevention, injury prevention, smoking, and disaster preparedness. Additionally development of multimedia health curricula for children, patients, and providers.

Educational Background:

Sc.D., Behavioral Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

B.A., Barnard College, New York, NY


Public Health and Health Promotion Section, American Public Health Association, Everett Rogers Award, 2012

Award, Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior, American Academy of Health Behavior, Honoring productive career in Health Promotion and Health Behavior Change, 2009

Award, Public Health and Health Promotion Section, American Public Health Association, Mohan Singh Award, 2003

Fellowship, Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society, Alpha Chapter, 1994, Omega Chapter 1995

Selected Publications:

Garcia, G, Prelip M, Glik, D, Eilers, K. Alcohol Print Ads in One Low-Income Community in Central California: Occurrence and Women’s Perceptions. Californian Journal of Health Promotion.

Massey, P, Prelip, M, Glik, D, Afifi, A, Calimnim, B, Nessim, S. Health literacy in the context of publicly insured health care: an expanded multidimensional measure. . American Journal of Health Behavior .

Kelley A. Carameli, DrPH, CHES, David P. Eisenman, MD, MSHS, Joy Blevins, MS, MPH, Brian d’Angona, MD, MPH and Deborah C. Glik, ScD Planning for Chronic Disease Medications in Disaster: Perspectives From Patients, Physicians, Pharmacists, and Insurers. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

Massey, P, Glik, D , Prelip, ML, Quiter, E. Building a robust definition of adolescent health literacy: Examining attitudes and perceptions of adolescent recipients of public insurance in California. . Health Education Research. 2012.

Massey, P, Morawski B M, Rideau A, Glik D Health Communication via New Media:An Internet-Based Peer Community Dedicated to Health Information Created by Youth in Dakar, Senegal. Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing. 2009; 3.

Gonzales, RM, Glik, DC, Prelip, M, Bourque, L, Yuen, J, Ang, A, Jones, MC Risk Perceptions and Behavioral Intentions for Hepatitis B: How Do Young Adults Fare? . Health Education Research 2006; 21(5): 654–661.

Glik, DC , Kinsler, J, Todd, W, Clark, L, Fazio, K, Miyashiro R, Perez, MW, Flores, RC Unintentional Injury Depictions in Popular Children’s Television Programs . Injury Prevention 2005; 11: 237-241.

Gonzales, R, Glik, D, Davoudi, M, Ang, A Media Literacy and Public Health: Integrating Theory, Research and Practice for Tobacco Control. American Behavioral Scientist 2004; 48(2): 189-201.

Mekemson, C, Glik, DC, Titus, K, Myerson, A, Shaivitz, A, Ang, Mitchell, S Tobacco use in popular movies during the past decade. Tobacco Control 2004; 13: 400-402.

Gonzales Rachel, Anglin M Douglas, Beattie Rebecca, Ong Chris Angelo, Glik Deborah C Understanding recovery barriers: youth perceptions about substance use relapse.. American journal of health behavior. 2012; 36(5): 602-14.

Gonzales Rachel, Anglin M Douglas, Beattie Rebecca, Ong Chris Angelo, Glik Deborah C Perceptions of chronicity and recovery among youth in treatment for substance use problems.. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 2012; 51(2): 144-9.

Stajura Michael, Glik Deborah, Eisenman David, Prelip Michael, Martel Andrea, Sammartinova Jitka Perspectives of community- and faith-based organizations about partnering with local health departments for disasters.. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2012; 9(7): 2293-311.

Eisenman David P, Williams Malcolm V, Glik Deborah, Long Anna, Plough Alonzo L, Ong Michael The public health disaster trust scale: validation of a brief measure.. Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP. 2012; 18(4): E11-8.

Massey Philip M, Prelip Michael, Calimlim Brian M, Quiter Elaine S, Glik Deborah C Contextualizing an expanded definition of health literacy among adolescents in the health care setting.. Health education research. 2012; 18(4).

Langellier Brent A, Garza Jeremiah R, Glik Deborah, Prelip Michael L, Brookmeyer Ron, Roberts Christian K, Peters Anne, Ortega Alexander N Immigration Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Awareness.. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health. 2012; 18(4).

Gonzales Rachel, Ang Alfonso, Glik Deborah C, Rawson Richard A, Lee Stella, Iguchi Martin Y, Iguchi Martin Y Quality of life among treatment seeking methamphetamine-dependent individuals.. The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions. 2012; 20(4): 366-72.

Gonzales Rachel, Ang Alfonso, Marinelli-Casey Patricia, Glik Deborah C, Iguchi Martin Y, Rawson Richard A, Rawson Richard A Health-related quality of life trajectories of methamphetamine-dependent individuals as a function of treatment completion and continued care over a 1-year period.. Journal of substance abuse treatment. 2009; 37(4): 353-61.

Eisenman David P, Glik Deborah, Gonzalez Lupe, Maranon Richard, Zhou Qiong, Tseng Chi-Hong, Asch Steven M Improving Latino disaster preparedness using social networks.. American journal of preventive medicine. 2009; 37(6): 512-7.

Murphy Sheila T, Cody Michael, Frank Lauren B, Glik Deborah, Ang Alfonso Predictors of Emergency Preparedness and Compliance.. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. 2009; 37(4).

Eisenman David P, Glik Deborah, Maranon Richard, Gonzales Lupe, Asch Steven Developing a disaster preparedness campaign targeting low-income Latino immigrants: focus group results for project PREP.. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved. 2009; 20(2): 330-45.

Eisenman David P, Zhou Qiong, Ong Michael, Asch Steven, Glik Deborah, Long Anna Variations in disaster preparedness by mental health, perceived general health, and disability status.. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. 2009; 3(1): 33-41.

Eisenman David P, Glik Deborah, Ong Michael, Zhou Qiong, Tseng Chi-Hong, Long Anna, Fielding Jonathan, Asch Steven Terrorism-related fear and avoidance behavior in a multiethnic urban population.. American journal of public health. 2009; 99(1): 168-74.

Wray Ricardo J, Becker Steven M, Henderson Neil, Glik Deborah, Jupka Keri, Middleton Sarah, Henderson Carson, Drury Allison, Mitchell Elizabeth W Communicating with the public about emerging health threats: lessons from the Pre-Event Message Development Project.. American journal of public health. 2008; 98(12): 2214-22.

Glik Deborah C, Drury Allison, Cavanaugh Clint, Shoaf Kimberley What not to say: risk communication for botulism.. Biosecurity and bioterrorism : biodefense strategy, practice, and science. 2008; 6(1): 93-107.

Glik Deborah, Prelip Michael, Myerson Amy, Eilers Katie Fetal alcohol syndrome prevention using community-based narrowcasting campaigns.. Health promotion practice. 2008; 9(1): 93-103.

Cordasco Kristina M, Eisenman David P, Glik Deborah C, Golden Joya F, Asch Steven M "They blew the levee": distrust of authorities among Hurricane Katrina evacuees.. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved. 2007; 18(2): 277-82.

Eisenman David P, Cordasco Kristina M, Asch Steve, Golden Joya F, Glik Deborah Disaster planning and risk communication with vulnerable communities: lessons from Hurricane Katrina.. American journal of public health. 2007; 97 Suppl 1(2): S109-15.

Glik Deborah C Risk communication for public health emergencies.. Annual review of public health. 2007; 28(2): 33-54.

Glik Deborah, Macpherson Fiona, Todd Wendy, Stone Kathleen, Ang Alfonso, Connell Jones Marcy Impact of an immunization education program on middle school adolescents.. American journal of health behavior. 2006; 28(6): 487-97.

Glik Deborah C, Parker Kathleen, Muligande Gabriel, Hategikamana Bona Integrating qualitative and qualitative survey techniques. 1986-87.. International quarterly of community health education. 2006; 25(1-2): 115-33.

Chung Bowen, Corbett Charles Edward, Boulet Barbara, Cummings Janet R, Paxton Keisha, McDaniel Sharon, Mercier Sequoia Olivia, Franklin Charla, Mercier Eric, Jones Loretta, Collins Barry E, Koegel Paul, Duan Naihua, Wells Kenneth B, Glik Deborah, Glik Deborah Talking Wellness: a description of a community-academic partnered project to engage an African-American community around depression through the use of poetry, film, and photography.. Ethnicity & disease. 2006; 16(1 Suppl 1): S67-78.

Dal Santo Janet Abboud, Goodman Robert M, Glik Deborah, Jackson Kirby Childhood unintentional injuries: factors predicting injury risk among preschoolers.. Journal of pediatric psychology. 2004; 29(4): 273-83.

Glik Deborah, Harrison Kim, Davoudi Mehrnaz, Riopelle Deborah Public perceptions and risk communications for botulism.. Biosecurity and bioterrorism : biodefense strategy, practice, and science. 2004; 2(3): 216-23.

Kominski Gerald F, Glik Deborah, Reifman Cori California's HMO enrollees: diversity in language and education poses challenges for health plans.. Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research). 2003; 2(PB2003-2): 1-8.

Jiraphongsa Chuleeporn, Danmoensawat Wanna, Greenland Sander, Frerichs Ralph, Siraprapasiri Taweesap, Glik Deborah C, Detels Roger Acceptance of HIV testing and counseling among unmarried young adults in Northern Thailand.. AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education. 2002; 14(2): 89-101.

Glik Deborah, Nowak Glen, Valente Thomas, Sapsis Karena, Martin Chad Youth performing arts entertainment-education for HIV/AIDS prevention and health promotion: practice and research.. Journal of health communication. 2002; 7(1): 39-57.

Contact Information:
Work Address:
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences
650 Charles E. Young Drive South
26-081C CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Work Phone Number: 310-206-9548

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