Diabetes, Global Health, Research, women's health

Gestational Diabetes Treatment and Diagnosis Around the World

Researchers from all over the world collaborated on a literature review and published a paper titled Gestational diabetes mellitus: Case definition & guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Kachikis A, et al. Vaccine. 2017.

Grants, NIH, Public Health, Research, smoking cessation, tobacco

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.

DrPH, DrPH Nutrition, Nutrition, Polyphenols, Public Health, Research, Vegetarian, diet, plants, polyphenol

Polyphenol Research by Nutrition Doctoral Student

Polyphenols 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.

Adventist Health Study, Diets, Nutrition, Public Health, Research, Vegetarian

SPH Nutrition Faculty Inform Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) released their position paper on vegetarian diets December of 2016. The paper frequently references research conducted by nutrition faculty from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH) and the Adventist Health Studies (AHS).

Grants, Public Health, Research, community

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.

News, Research, Whole Communities, Whole Systems

Loma Linda Research of San Bernardino Rail Yard Featured in Journal

An article titled “Experiences of a Rail Yard Community: Life is Hard” will be published in the September issue of the Journal of Environmental Health and is featured on the cover. The article, discussing the merits of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), comes out of the Center for Community Resilience, a part the Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH). The papers lead author, Dr.

News, Research, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

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.

News, Research, Whole Systems

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

Consuming a plant-based diet results in a more sustainable environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions according to a study from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.  Previous studies relating dietary patterns to green house gas emissions relied on simulated data or relatively small populations to find similar conclusions. The study was co-authored by Dr. Joan Sabatè,  nutrition professor and Dr. Samuel Soret, executive director of the center for Community Resilience at the school of public health at Loma Linda University.

Research, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

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

Health Education, Research, Whole Communities, community resilience

Dr. Ryan Sinclair Reusable Shopping Bag Study

Assessment of the Potential for Cross Contamination of Food Products by Reusable Shopping Bags Charles P. Gerba 1, David Williams 1 and Ryan G. Sinclair 2 1 Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2 School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA