School of Public Health student news and stories from around campus.

Danjuma Daniel, DrPH

Public health grad is changing African health care from a distance

LLU School of Public Health grad is helping change African health care from a distance Danjuma Daniel, DrPH, works to improve life in villages like his hometown A 2018 graduate of Loma Linda University School of Public Health says the knowledge and skills he gained while earning two degrees in health policy and leadership are helping him make life better for people in Africa. Daniel’s main focus is on building capacity for a variety of projects. One of them involves training 15 young Africans from 11 different countries in biomedical equipment technology.
The Coachella Valley is home to many people, not just once a year for the deserts biggest music festival.

Olivia Rodriguez’ fearless campaign to help farm workers in the Coachella Valley

Olivia Rodriguez’ fearless campaign to help farm workers in the Coachella Valley By James Ponder   A 26-year-old Coachella Valley woman has returned to the mobile home park of her childhood to make a difference in the lives of the region’s impoverished farm workers. Olivia Rodriguez, who received a BA degree in integrative biology from the University of California at Berkeley in 2015, is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree in global health at Loma Linda University School of Public Health. “Growing up there, I experienced firsthand the barriers to health that m
Juan Carlos Belliard, PhD, MPH

Free quarterly health fairs for Coachella Valley migrant workers

Loma Linda University Health hosts free quarterly health fairs for Coachella Valley migrant workers By James Ponder   Loma Linda University Health recently launched a series of free, quarterly health fairs to serve the needs of migrant farm workers in the Coachella Valley. J.C. Belliard, PhD, MPH, director of the Institute for Community Partnerships (ICP), says the Coachella Connect health fairs are a joint outreach between LLU Children’s Health – Indio, LLU Eye Institute, LLU School of Dentistry and ICP.
Pramil Singh, DrPH

Professor named to prestigious NIH study section

LLU School of Public Health professor named to prestigious NIH study section Pramil Singh, DrPH, is second graduate of the school to receive the honor By James Ponder PHOTO CAPTION: Pramil Singh, DrPH, a professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, just became the second graduate of the school to be appointed to serve on an NIH study section.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Loma Linda University School of Public Health

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

In 2018, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70. The UDHR holds the Guiness World Record for the most translated document. On the 70th anniversary of the document, we created a video of students, faculty and staff of the Loma Linda University School of Public Health reading all 30 articles of the declaration in different languages, dialects and accents. What our communications team enjoyed most about creating this video was the ease with which our small school was able to record such a wide variety of languages. It was a great reminder of how diverse our school is.
Dr. Ron Mataya, MD, Loma Linda University School of Public Health

World AIDS Day 2018

Ronald Mataya, MD, Professor and Program Director of Global Health in the Loma Linda University School of Public Health. Dr. Mataya, shares a little about his experience working with HIV/AIDS over the years for the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.  

Nutrition student helps create guide for serving sizes in the Caribbean

The visual  picture associated with the mention of the Caribbean includes palm trees, clean beaches and the perfect vacation spot, but unfortunately it is also the location for a high prevalence of overweight/obesity, and diet-related chronic diseases, like diabetes in the English-speaking Caribbean. Studies have shown that an increase in fruit and vegetable intake is related to a decrease in the incidence of NCDs, but over 85% of adults in the CARICOM countries fail to meet the daily recommended fruit and vegetable intake.