Daniel P. Perales

Professor Emeritus San Jose State University Master of Public Health Program; Principal Perales and Associates Evaluation Services

Daniel P. Perales, DrPH, MPH
Professor Emeritus San Jose State University Master of Public Health Program; Principal Perales and Associates Evaluation Services
San Jose, CA
dperales522@gmail.com

Dr. Daniel Perales is Emeritus Professor of Public Health in the San Jose State University Department of Health Science and former director of the MPH Online Program. His primary teaching expertise was in Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation, Social Marketing, and Epidemiology.  Over the last 35 years, he has conducted evaluation research that includes bicycle safety helmet use, a needle exchange harm-reduction program, tobacco control, adolescent pregnancy prevention, nutrition education and food security, child immunization, and coalition development and maintenance.  Dr. Perales has nearly 100 publications across peer-reviewed journals, monographs, book chapters, and evaluation reports in addition to nearly 80 peer-reviewed and invited presentations at professional conferences. Dr. Perales’ serves as a member of the American Public Health Association's Strategic Planning Committee, the APHA’s Governing Council, the Editorial Board of Health Education and Behavior, and the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Health Promotion Practice.  Dr. Perales is a past president of the national Society for Public Health Education. He has been a member of the Prevention Institute’s Board of Directors since 2003.  He is presently a public health evaluation consultant to Catholic Charites of California and several California public health departments and non-profit organizations. Dr. Perales received his BA degree from U.C. Berkeley and his MPH and DrPH degrees from the University of Texas School of Public Health.