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Dr. Pramil Singh meets with World Health Organization in Mongolia

Loma Linda Awarded Smoking Cessation Grant for a Cytisine Trial in Mongolia

*Pictured above - Dr. Pramil Singh (seated second from left) meets with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Mongolia. 

Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH) has been awarded a Global Research Award for Nicotine Dependence (GRAND). GRAND is an independently-reviewed competitive grants program supported by Pfizer to fund research into the treatment of tobacco and nicotine dependence.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo - Portrait with Vegetables (The Green Grocer)

Polyphenol Research by Nutrition Doctoral Student

Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, RD, DrPHPolyphenols are a class of phytochemicals; it is the generic term for several thousand plant-based molecules that may have antioxidant properties as well as other bioactive physiological mechanisms. Polyphenols consist of different phenolic compound subclasses that include flavonoids, phenolic acids, stilbenes and lignans.

 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.

Loma Linda Research of San Bernardino Rail Yard Featured in Journal

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Dr. Rhonda Spencer-Hwang

Study Finds Social Determinants of Physical Activity among Adult Asian-Americans

A study of more than 4,000 Asian-Americans in Southern California out of Loma Linda University School of Public Health has found that physical activity among six major Asian-American subgroups (Chinese, Filipino, South Asian, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean) is affected by social determinants in each group. Previous studies have been done to identify determinants of physical activity in the U.S., but the majority of this research focuses on the general U.S. population, either excluding Asian-Americans or combining diverse populations into one homogenous group.

Loma Linda Research: Vegetarian Diets Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Increase Health

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Dr. Ronald Mataya Study of HIV Positive Women

A qualitative study exploring attitudes and perceptions of HIV positive women who stopped breastfeeding at six months to prevent transmission of HIV to their children

R Mataya1, D Mathanga2, J Chinkhumba2, A Chibwana2, K Chikaphupha2, J Cardiello3 1. Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Loma Linda, California, USA 2. Malaria Alert Center, University of Malawi College of Medicine,Blantyre, Malawi

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.