Eric is a transdisciplinary researcher, educator, and practitioner who works at the intersection of public health (primary affiliation), health psychology (original training), design, and control systems engineering. His mission is to advance methods and processes that equitably serve people and practice towards a more vital, just, and resonantly diverse society and the planet. He works towards this via advancing research methods and processes in the areas of 1) optimizing adaptive behavioral interventions; 2 helping people help themselves: and 3) facilitating compassionate, anti-oppressive, systems-oriented collective action. He has numerous publications that span the many disciplines he contributes, has active federal and foundation funding – including as an NIH R01-funded PI, has played an integral role in creating new transdisciplinary educational opportunities and programs at UCSD, and is an active public health practitioner in the San Diego region.
Eric became faculty advisor to the Center for Community Health in 2019.