Faculty & Staff at TUC

Deirdra  Forte Wilson

Deirdra Wilson

College: CEHS

Department: Public Health Program

Title: Assistant Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5814

Fax: (707) 638-5871

E-Mail: deirdra.wilson@tu.edu

Office: Wilderman Hall, Rm. 406

Deirdra Wilson is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Joint/Dual Degree Program. 

She received her Master in Public Health in Community Health Science from the University of California Los Angeles and is currently a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the University of California Berkeley. The focus of her doctoral research is the influence of body mass index and co-morbidity on breast cancer survival. She has also conducted community based research on environmental exposures and asthma rates in children, community based breast cancer education and has an interest in the impact of psychosocial factors on ethnic and racial health disparities.

University of California, Berkeley, CA
Doctor of Philosophy (candidate) in Epidemiology
Dissertation: The Effects of Obesity and Obesity Related Co-morbidities on Breast Cancer Survival

University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Master of Public Health
Concentration: Population and Family Health

University of California, Berkeley, CA
Bachelors of Art in Social Science
Concentration: Disparities in educational outcomes


PH 618 Epidemiology
PH 619 Research Methods
PH 629 Applied Public Health Skills
PH 645 Capstone Thesis

Forté, D.A., Community-based breast cancer intervention program for older African-American Women in Beauty Salons. Public Health Reports 1995 Mar-Apr; 110 (2): 179-183.


Roach M, Forté D, Alexander M., Re: Race, Prostate Cancer Survival, and Membership in a Large Health Maintenance Organization. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999, 91:801-802.

Springer A.N., Grumbach K., Alexander M., Moreno-John G., Forté D, Rangel-Lugo M. and Pérez-Stable E., Clinical Research on Older African Americans and Latinos: Perspectives from the Community. Journal of Research on Aging. 2000, Nov 22(6) 668-691.



Washington A.E., Springer A.N., Forté D.A., Alexander M., Pérez-Stable E.J., Establishing Centers to Address Treatment Effectiveness in Diverse Ethnic Groups: the MEDTEP Experience. Ethnicity & Health. 2002;7(4):231-242.


2002 New Investigator Award, American Society of Preventive Oncology

2000 University of California Louise Patterson Academic Excellence Award, Berkeley, CA

1995 Secretary's Award for Innovative Health Program (U.S. Secretary of Health), Los Angeles, CA

1995 Fellow, Association of Schools of Public Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Los Angeles, CA

Last Updated: 11/29/21