Alice Gandelman, MPH

Director, California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC)

Ms. Gandelman has directed CAPTC since 1994, and oversees five training and technical assistance centers at the CAPTC including Clinical STD Prevention Training Center, Disease Intervention Training Center, National Center for Quality Assurance, Health Department Capacity Building Assistance Center, and the Technical Assistance and Training contract for the Office of Family Planning, California Department of Healthcare Services. Prior to directing CAPTC, Alice conducted training and capacity building services throughout the US and internationally in Africa and Asia in HIV and STD prevention and care.

CAPTC’s priority populations are health practitioners who deliver preventive health services for patients and clients in a variety of public and private settings. Ms. Gandelman guides the integration of community, provider, funder, and research agendas to improve capacity building assistance for health professionals in practice settings. Her current focus is on integration of social determinants of health, structural interventions, and combination prevention approaches to improve prevention outcomes among persons who are at greatest need, but with limited or no access to services. She envisions an environment where health equity exists for all and is committed to supporting health professionals to achieve that vision in their respective communities.


Areas of interest:

  • Health equity and social determinants of health
  • Capacity building for health providers