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

Loma Linda University School of Public Health APHA 2018 booth display

LLUSPH at APHA 2018

We'll be at APHA in San Diego this year with our brand new display! Stop by our booth for a schedule of all students, faculty and alumni presenters from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
Robert Granger, DrPH preventive care, school of public health

An interview with Robert Granger, DrPH class of 2000

Interview by Stephen Sledge, Director of Admissions & Alumni Relations What is your current job title and position? I am in solo practice as a medical doctor. In my specialty of dermatology, it is a privilege to attend to the needs of patients of all ages who present with surgical and medical dermatologic conditions. The name of the clinic is Preventive Dermatology. ​ Why did you choose to study preventive care? I had completed a Masters of Public Health specializing in Preventive Care at Montemorelos University in Mexico.
Assembly Woman Eloise Gomez Reyes Awarded Loma Linda University

Public Health, San Bernardino, community

SBC-MORE receives California State Recognition

On May 19, 2018, Loma Linda University was recognized by Assemblywoman Eloise Gómez Reyes, a member of the California State Legislature, for leading the 2018 SBC-MORE Health Fair in Highland. This event was an endeavor to increase access to health care and health coverage for the residents of San Bernardino County. Community members were able to enroll in Medi-Cal; obtain information on healthy lifestyle practices; receive screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, and BMI; and consult with physicians.
Dr. Ron Mataya in his Nichol Hall office at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health

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. In simple terms, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or GDM, is a condition of carbohydrate and sugar intolerance affecting pregnant women. According to the recently published paper, the prevalence of GDM can range anywhere from 1% to 15% depending on screening methods used, risk factors and ethnicity.

Using GIS to Show Food Insecurity in the Inland Empire

Using GIS to Show Food Insecurity in the Inland Empire Erica Ueno combined Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and nutrition to map out food insecurity across Southern California's Inland Empire. Erica, a Nutrition MPH candidate in the coordinated program in dietetics at LLUSPH, worked with the Lewis-San Antonio Healthy Communities Institute for her 300-hour practicum experience.

Celebrating 50 Years

Loma Linda University School of Public Health is celebrating 50 years! On June 23, 1967, LLUSPH was officially accredited by the American Public Health Association.  Let’s take a quick look at research and practice from each decade. 1967: Professors Frank Lemon, Richard Walden, and Jan Kuzma coauthored a study. It was found that a 35 year old male member of the tobacco-free SDA church can expect to live 6 years longer than his counterpart in the general population.
Meeting Health Expo volunteers on the first full day in Zimbabwe

Global Health, Health Education, Public Health, Zimbabwe, missions

Ndatenda Zimbabwe!

By: Givan Hinds, MPH Global Health School of Public Health On March 15, a total of 22 Loma Linda University students and faculty finished their last assignments before Spring Break, walked or drove from their dorm rooms or apartments, and left their children with their spouses to embark on the 40+ hour journey to Masvingo, Zimbabwe. The project at hand was a collaborative health education initiative in the form of a one week Health Expo requested by local Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Zimbabwe.