Angela Guzman Basham

Angela Guzman Basham

Health and wellness advocate, MPH, CHES

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Regional Education Coordinator

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

1. Coordinates the development of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) educational initiatives aimed at teaching the healthcare team. 2. Assures that providers are aware of and understand new clinical care standards of practice for traumatic brain injury. 3. Works collaboratively with the Office of Clinical Initiatives in providing educational opportunities for the multi-disciplinary team involved in the care of military and veterans with TBI. 4. Delivers education programs and/or provides information on TBI to service members, veterans, families and civilians 5. Develops education programs tailored to target audiences. 6. Provides consultation to military and veterans sites related to TBI educational issues. 7. Conducts outreach activities within region to develop opportunities to provide TBI education and information about DVBIC programs/services. 8. Serves as a resource for information and education on TBI at the site and for the region (covering four states).9. Integrates principles of adult learning into strategies to develop and deliver various education products to teach clinicians/service members and families about TBI.10. Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. 11. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills which may include: speaking before large groups of professionals, business/civic organizations as well as speaking with diverse groups of service members, veterans, families and community groups. 12. Utilizes appropriate lines of authority for approval of education activities. 13. Demonstrates accountability for practice through planned and continuous professional  growth and development.14. Coordinates continuing education functions and departmental events.

"DVBIC was founded in 1992, largely in response to the first Persian Gulf War, under the name Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program. At that time, its goal was to integrate specialized TBI care, research and education across military and veteran medical care systems. Twenty years later we are a network of 18 centers, operating out of 11 military treatment facilities, five VA polytrauma hospitals and two civilian rehabilitation centers. The specific activities vary at each site and include research, helping service members, veterans and their families find and use the right services for their needs, providing education in military and civilian settings, providing direct care to service members, and assessing TBI injury data."


Jan 2009 - Present

Adjunct Professor

National University

Curriculum and program development for College of Health and Human Services.  Courses taught include COH 100 (Personal Health), COH 321 (Health Behavior & Theory) and COH 419 (Human Sexuality).

National University works predominantly with veterans and non-traditional students, offering night and weekend courses at an accelerated pace.

Dec 2004 - Jan 2012

Health Educator

San Diego State University

Responsibilities included: program development and management, educating patients in a clinical setting, supervision and support of professional staff as well as undergraduate and graduate students, coordinator of peer health education programming, faculty advisor for student health organization

Apr 2011 - Jan 2012


Answer, etc - Rutgers University

As editor of this online sexual health magazine,  I reviewed content submitted by colleagues to ensure that information is current and medically accurate.  The mission of Answer, etc. is "to provide and promote comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them."


Aug 2001 - May 2003

Master in Public Health

Georgia Southern University

4.0 GPA

Courses of Note:

Research Methods


Rural Health Communities

Public Health and Communication

Aug 1996 - Dec 2000

Bachelor of Science

Georgia Southern University

3.89 GPA

Courses of Note:

Abnormal Psychology

Substance Use and Abuse

Intro to Military Science




Health Education

Student Reviews

  • "Great Teacher. Easy to understand and helps with any difficulty you might be having.Enjoyed being in her class."
  • "Amazing teacher with an awesome attitude. She is the best I've had so far, wish she taught all subjects!!!"
  • "Professor Guzman was very professional and very knowledgeable about the subject that she taught. I recommend her class to anyone who wants to learn more about personal health."
  • "Angela is an absolutely amazing instructor. She is very approachable and accommodating with each and every one of her students."

Overall Rating on = 4.9/5.0

Search Angela Guzman, San Diego State University


I have worked as a Public Health Educator for over thirteen years.  I started in the field as the Health and Wellness Coordinator at Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA). Since then I have expanded my experiences to include teaching undergraduate public health courses and have been the Health Educator at San Diego State University for the last seven years. Additionally, I have the pleasure of teaching night and weekend courses for veterans at National University.

Presently I am the Regional Education Coordinator for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.  DVBIC is a congressionally mandated program that focuses on traumatic brain injury for both active duty military and veterans.  Part of the U.S. military health system, DVBIC is the TBI operational component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health.  As the Education Coordinator, I coordinate the development of TBI educational initiatives; assure that providers are aware of and understand new clinical care standards of practice for traumatic brain injury; work collaboratively with the Office of Clinical Initiatives in providing educational opportunities for the multi-disciplinary team involved in the care of military and veterans with TBI; deliver education programs and/or provide information on TBI to service members, veterans, families and civilians; develop education programs tailored to target audiences; provide consultation to military and veterans sites related to TBI educational issues; conduct outreach activities within region to develop opportunities to provide TBI education and information about DVBIC programs/services.

Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Association
  • American College Health Association
  • Georgia Public Health Association
  • National Organization for Women
  • American Red Cross, CPR Certified

Institutional Service and Committee Affiliation

§  Traumatic Brain Injury Education & Outreach Task Force - Coordinator

§Social Norming and Alcohol Programming for Campus Officials - Project Coordinator

§University Wellness Council - Subcommittee person for student and faculty wellness

§Rape Crisis Prevention Center - Graduate Member

§Student Affairs Wellness Task Force - Student Health Services Spokesperson

§Safe Zone Coordinator: Creating a Safe Place for LGBT Students - Faculty Advisor

§Kappa Delta Sorority - Faculty Advisor

§Peer Advocates for Total College Health - Faculty Advisor

§Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence First Responder - Victim Advocate

§Survivor Outreach and Support - Faculty Advisor



CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist


As defined by NCHEC (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing), the examination is a competency-based tool used to measure possession, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators:

  • Assessing individual and community needs for health education
  • Planning effective education programs
  • Implementing educational health programs
  • Evaluating effectiveness of programs
  • Coordinating provision for health education services
  • Acting as a resource person
  • Communicating health and education needs, concerns and resources

DVRT Advocate

County of San Diego

The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) is a team of trained community volunteers who offer support to those affected by Domestic Violence through one time crisis-intervention at the police station or the hospital. The goal of the DVRT is to provide emotional support and information in a safe and confidential environment, and to teach an awareness and understanding of Domestic Violence. The volunteers participate in a forty-hour training program to prepare them as DVRT members.

SART Advocate

County of San Diego

SART, the Sexual Assault Response Team of San Diego County, is a victim-sensitive program designed to provide a team approach to responding to sexual assaults in our community.

The team consists of a specially trained nurse examiner to provide an evidentiary examination and medical support, a law enforcement officer to conduct an investigation and provide emergency assistance, and a victim advocate who is there to provide emotional support, referrals, and information to the victim.

Top Secret

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center