(September 8, 2016 – Cypress, CA) Trident University International (Trident) is proud to announce that Dr. Frank Gomez has been named Professor Emeritus. One of the University’s longest tenured faculty members, Dr. Gomez has made significant contributions to the instruction and mentoring of students and colleagues, the public health field, and the growth of the University. He continues to serve the Trident community in a variety of capacities.
Dr. Gomez joined Trident in 2000 as a Professor in the College of Health and Human Services. In addition to his current role as a Professor, he is actively involved in the University’s Ph.D. in Health Sciences program where he works closely with doctoral candidates during the dissertation process, helping to guide countless students to the completion of their degrees. He previously served as the Program Director of the Ph.D. in Health Sciences program.
“From day one, Dr. Gomez was accessible and helpful, providing some of the best feedback I’ve received during my time at Trident. He got me to think on a deeper level, helping me become a better researcher,” Christopher Janik, Trident Master of Science in Health Sciences alumnus and current Ph.D. in Health Sciences student.
Prior to joining Trident, Dr. Gomez held lecturer positions at University of California - Los Angeles, California State University – Los Angeles, and California State University – Dominguez Hills. He was also employed by the County of Los Angeles as an Environmental Health Training Coordinator and by the State of California, serving as Chairperson of the Educational Subcommittee.
A nationally recognized expert in public health disciplines, Dr. Gomez has published research in several journals. Some of this work includes “Evidence-Based Environmental Health and Housing” in Bulletin of the California Environmental Health Association, a chapter on food protection and safety in the third edition of Environmental Health, chapters on wastewater, air quality, and environmental noise in the first and second editions of REHS/RS Study Guide, and “Community Noise Program” in Environmental Health Education Project.
He has lent his experience to numerous Trident webinars, most recently presenting “Dissertation Pitfalls” and “APA Formatting for Your Research” and serving as a panelist on “Homelessness and Public Health,” part of the Public Health Talks webinar series. Earlier this year he was interviewed on Trident’s blog about the Flint Water Crisis.
Dr. Gomez has been honored by numerous organizations for his work, including the United States Public Health Service and the UCLA chapter of Delta Omega, which is the honorary chapter for graduate studies in public health. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Stuart E. Richardson, Sr. Award from the California Environmental Health Association, and the Past President’s Award from the National Environmental Health Association.
Dr. Gomez earned both a Doctorate in Public Health and a Master of Public Health from University of California - Los Angeles. He is a veteran of the United States Army, retiring at the rank of Captain.
Trident, a 100% online university that has been in operation since 1998, is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Active duty military, veterans, National Guard, and military dependents make up 79% of the University’s student population, and Trident is proud to employ many veterans at its faculty, staff, and management levels. Of Trident’s 30,000 alumni, more than 22,000 have a military affiliation.
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