Why blemished Mother Nature is better than pure nutrition most of the time
Jan 05, 2018
Dr. William McCarthy
Why blemished Mother Nature is better than pure nutrition most of the time

Dr. McCarthy is Professor, Health Policy & Management at the Fielding School of Public Health and has a secondary appointment with the UCLA Department of Psychology.  He has devoted most of his 30-year career to using behavioral strategies to help people to eat better, exercise more, and avoid tobacco use.  Most of his research focus has been on low-income populations.  In his current work he is collaborating with community health workers to help low-income patients who are overweight to eat more minimally processed fruits and vegetables and exercise more regularly.  He co-directred UCLA’s Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, which focused on reducing cardiovascular disease risk in East Los Angeles for the period: 2010-2015.  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. He received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and a master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois.