Oral history video between Oladele Ogunseitan & Dan Stokols
Oladele Ogunseitan & Dan Stokols
About the Interview
Oladele (Dele) Ogunseitan is professor of Public Health and founding Chair of the department of Population Health and Disease Prevention. He is also professor of Social Ecology. After early education at the University of Ife, in Nigeria, he earned his Doctorate in Microbiology at the University of Tennessee, and his Master’s degree in Public Health at UC Berkeley, where he also earned a certificate in International Health. He earned a certificate in teaching by case-method at Harvard School of Public Health. He is alumni faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He researches the nexus of industrial development, environmental quality and human health. He is the author of two books, multiple articles, and was founding editor of the African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Awards from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Global Forum for Health Research have funded his research. He serves on the Board of Directors of the University of California Global Health Institute, and he is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH). He is a member of the Hoover Medal Board of Award, and was named a League of Materials Superhero by the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Foundation. His honors include the American Council of Education (ACE) Leadership Excellence award from the international OpenCourseWare Consortium; and the Jefferson Science Fellowship of the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
Dan Stokols is Research Professor and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in Psychology and Social Behavior and Planning, Policy, and Design at UCI. He holds courtesy appointments in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Nursing Sciences. Stokols served as Director and founding Dean of the School of Social Ecology at UCI from 1988 to 1998. He is co-author of Behavior, Health, and Environmental Stress (1986) and co-editor of the Handbook of Environmental Psychology (1987), Environmental Simulation (1993) and Promoting Human Wellness (2002). Stokols is recipient of the Career Award from the Environmental Design Research Association, UCI’s Lauds & Laurels Faculty Achievement Award, and the Newman-Proshansky Award from APA’s Division 34 of Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology. He is currently a team science consultant for the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) and co-author of the National Academy of Sciences 2015 report on Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science. Stokols' research interests include: (1) the science of team science (SciTS) and factors that influence the success of transdisciplinary research and training programs; (2) the environmental psychology of the Internet, especially the ways in which qualities of virtual life affect people's behavior and well-being; (3) the health and behavioral impacts of environmental stressors such as traffic congestion, crowding, and information overload; (4) the application of environmental design research to urban planning and facilities design; and (5) the design and evaluation of community health promotion programs.