William McCarthy, PhD

University of California, Los AngelesFielding School of Public Health

Dr. McCarthy is Adjunct Professor, Health Policy & Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has devoted his 30+ year career to using behavioral strategies to help people to eat better, exercise more, and avoid tobacco use. His research focus has been on low-income populations. He co-directed UCLA’s Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, which focused on reducing cardiovascular disease risk in East Los Angeles, from 2010 to 2015. His current work focuses on reducing low-income population risks of lung cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer and type 2 diabetes. Dr. McCarthy received the 1994 American Cancer Society Capitol Dome award and 2013 American Cancer Society St. George’s medal for his career of public service and received the 1994 Health Fitness Leader award from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.