William Koon, MPH

Project Wipeout Community Coordinator

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William Koon, MPH is an ocean lifeguard and public health researcher and practitioner. William has worked as an ocean lifeguard with California State Parks since 2007, and still instructs lifeguard and EMS training programs throughout the state. William has a Master’s in Public Health from the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, where his research focused on drowning epidemiology, lifeguard activity and effectiveness, and water safety programming for at risk communities. William also holds a Graduate Certificate in Global Injury and Violence Prevention from the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center in Seattle, and has worked on hospital based drowning prevention programs in Washington State and California. William is a collaborating member of the International Drowning Research Alliance, and actively participates in national and international drowning prevention and ocean safety conferences.