Edmund M Ricci

  • Professor Emeritus, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

My primary technical areas are evaluation and survey research methods. Most recently, my work has focused on the areas of minority health disparities, long-term care services and institutions, emergency and disaster medicine, and substance abuse intervention programs. I have designed, directed, or participated in more than 300 evaluation studies, dealing with a wide range of health and human service programs and organizations. Teaching I teach the doctoral seminar in ""Advanced Evaluation Techniques"" and participate in other courses as a lecturer. I also mentor doctoral and master's degree students and direct the Certificate Program in Evaluation Science. Service I have served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, committee on emergency medical services, and chair of the Health Services Research Training Study Section of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (1999 to 2003). I serve as a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Social Work in Public Health, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and Race and Social Problems. I am a member of the Behavioral Sciences Council, Association of Schools of Public Health, and the scientific advisory committee for the International Resuscitation Research Center. I have been a visiting faculty member at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal; and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. I also serve as a member of the Board of Examiners, Sir Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh, India and served as an advisor/instructor, World Health Organization Center, Kobi, Japan.