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Mouttapa, Michele

Professor of Health Science

Director of Health Professions

Department of Health Science

Office: 657-278-8436

Department: 657-278-3316



Her research spans a variety of health-related topics, including obesity prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, HIV prevention and Prader Willi syndrome. . Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Co-investigator: “Nutritional and exercise aspects of Prader-Willi Syndrome and childhood obesity.” USAMRMC # 07082001. $900,000 (2008-2010). Peer Reviewed Articles 1. Weiss, J. W., Edwards, W., Mouttapa, M. (2008). The puzzle of adolescent substance initiation. In J. W. Weiss & D. J. Weiss (Eds). The essential Ward Edwards. New York: Oxford University Press. 2. Ora, A.G., Mouttapa, M., Weiss, J.W., Weissmuller, P. (2008). Food security and homelessness in the City of Anaheim. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 6, 156-172. 3. Weiss, J.W., Palmer, P.H., Chou, C., Mouttapa, M., & Johnson, C.A. (2008). Association between psychological factors and adolescent smoking in Seven Cities, China.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • health program evaluation
  • obesity among adolescents

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drugs -- Abuse
  • Statistics

  • North America