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Alumni Updates

Ellen Smit, MS Nutrition, class of 1990, was a lead researcher on a healthy lifestyle behavior study. Read the findings here.

Denise Hinds, DrPH Preventive Care, class of 2011, and MPH Maternal and Child Health, class of 1999, was featured in a podcast and discusses healthy moms and healthy babies. To listen, click here.

LLUSPH Puts on San Manuel Health Fair

LLUSPH Puts on San Manuel Health Fair

By Krystal Gheen

We have been working with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for quite some time in a number of ways.  Through these discussions, they have recently invited Loma Linda University Health to help them educate their members on ways they can live healthier and happier lives.  This is a first.

USAID Fellows Program Visits

USAID’s Global Health Fellows program made a stop in Loma Linda in May to present students with various internship opportunities. Kate Jones, assistant professor at LLUSPH has played a supportive role in bringing USAID to campus, and ensuring a large audience. This year, global health students were joined by several preventive medicine residents from the LLU School of Medicine, along with the dean of the School of Behavioral Health, and the director of LLUSPH’s MBA program. This visit was reported on the USAID fellow website.

Saying Goodbye to Fran Crawford

We send our thoughts and prayers to Dr. James Crawford and his family. His wife Fran passed away Tuesday evening, February 2, 2016. Dr. Crawford was Dean of SPH during two different time periods in the 1970s and ‘80s, and was also an Associate Dean in the School of Dentistry. Services were held for Fran on Sunday, February 7 at the Chico SDA Church in Northern California.

Dear LLUSPH Alumni

Dear LLUSPH Alumni

Greetings from LLUSPH and happy 2016! My name is Ernie Medina, Jr., and I’ve been an alum since ’93 (MPH, Health Promotion and Education; DrPH, Preventive Care). Like many of you, I’ve watched things happening here at LLUSPH from the outside for the last 23 years, and I’ve often wanted to help in some way. Whatever your experience has been since you left LLUSPH, we want to re-connect and re-engage with you, because we know a vibrant alumni network is part of a vibrant school.

Alumni Updates

Alumni Updates

Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH, class of 1990 was featured on Southern California Public Radio for his notable contributions to the field of preventive medicine.  Dr. Dysinger is the former president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and the former chair of the department of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University, School of Medicine. To hear or read the story, click here.

Calling the class of 1967

Calling the class of 1967!

We will be celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the School of Public Health in 2017. Please forward the names and contact information of friends, family and fellow classmates that were a part of the first school of public health class in 1967 so that they may be included in the celebration.  Email Wanda Lewis in the office of Alumni Engagement at sphalumni@llu.edu or call (909) 558-7124.

Public Health: What is Service?

After landing, and making it through security at Jomo Kenyatta Airport I quickly found my ride to what would be my home for the next ten months. Driving down the highway we turned into Ongata Rongai, a little town outside of Nairobi, Kenya. I was met with new smells, hardships, faces, and the phrase muzungu, which means white person in Swahili. I had arrived! This would be my first night in Africa, a culmination of jet lag, amazing stars, new friends, culture, and surprises. What did God have in store for me this year?