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Miss Representation: Eye-Opening, Life-Changing

By Katie Freeland, MPH - Global Health student

*Author's note: This blog has been adapted from a post I did two years ago right after viewing this documentary for the first time. Some wording has been changed to reflect current dates/times/opinions. Full disclosure: I still have a hard time not watching/reading celebrity gossip. I also still really enjoy watching awards shows, but I view them from a different point of view now. 


I am addicted to celebrity gossip.

Community Development Project in Cavite, Philippines

by Taiwo Adesina, MPH Student - TravelGiveWorkLove

Last month, my classmates and I were commissioned by the Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to assess the increasing teen pregnancy rates in identified areas of Cavite and provide recommendations for sustainable interventions.

With only three weeks to spare, we spent the first completing site visits to the Department of Health, Save the Children, World Vision and other non-profits.

SPH Conducts Study on Long-Lived Black Adults

The Center for Health Research in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University concluded in a recent study that avoiding obesity promotes gains in life expectancy through at least the eighth decade of life in Black adults. Faculty from the school of public health in the departments of epidemiology and biostatistics, global health, health promotion and education, nutrition and the Center for Health research at Loma Linda University collaborated on the research.

SPH Receives Grant to Host Western Regional NACCHO Survive and Thrive

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Why I Chose Public Health

By Katie Freeland, MPH Global Health student

As an individual who has been raised in a privileged setting of private schools my entire life, I’ve had the opportunity to live in comfort. My parents have been able to provide for me, and I’ve never really had a lot of hardships. I realize that I am very blessed in this sense. I also realize that most of the world’s population is not as lucky as I am.

Combining Health Studies and the Peace Corps

By Ellen Alderton

Some people realize early that they are called to service. Mayra Barcenas immigrated to the United States from rural Mexico as a child with her family. As a young person, she quickly came to some hard realizations: “Although we were living the American Dream, my family and friends were burdened by illnesses that heavily fell on poor and immigrant populations.”