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Public Health

Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Portrait with Vegetables (The Green Grocer)

Polyphenol Research by Nutrition Doctoral Student

Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, RD, DrPHNasira Burkholder-Cooley, RD, DrPH and recent alum from the doctoral nutrition program at Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH), used the Adventist Health Study cohort to compare polyphenol intakes across dietary patterns and food sources. This is the first study to assess intake of polyphenols by dietary pattern and food source among a large North American population.

Janice Rutherford, Carment Soret, Adam Soret, Larry Beeson, Larry McCallon

Dr. Beeson and Dr. Soret Honored for Work in Air Quality Improvement

On January 18, 2017, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held a ceremony that honored two faculty from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health; Dr. Larry Beeson, DrPH, Epidemiologist and Dr. Sam Soret, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist. The SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

 Dr. Edward McField, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Loma Linda University School of Public Health

New Grant for Mental Health Programs

The Loma Linda University School of Public Health is actively engaged in addressing regional health disparities. A grant has recently been awarded to the Center for Leadership in Health Systems in the school of public health for a program designed to support community resilience and improve population health. Dr. Edward McField, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, will work with the African American Mental Health Coalition and will serve as the Principal Investigator for representing Loma Linda University.

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?