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

Nutrition, Whole Individuals, recipes


By Kimberly Paulien -  Let’s talk chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans, Bengal grams, and Egyptian peas). Why not? People, in general, eat beans. They have refried beans next to their quesadilla and cheesy enchiladas, baked beans or beef chili on their hot dogs, or brown mushy peas next to their meat loaf and heavy gravy laden mashed potatoes.

Health Administration, MBA, Whole Systems

MBA Students in Interprofessional Education

By Elisa Brown - In our workplaces today, it is often the case that buzz words like “teamwork” and “collaboration” are everywhere. This could mean within a workgroup, department, floor, or entire company. In health care the emphasis is often on clinical teams and there has been a trend recently towards more collaboration across the clinical disciplines especially in providing patient care. Everyone is trying to get out of their “silo” of traditional roles to understand what each other does.

Whole Individuals, Writing


By Molly Dougherty, The Writing Center -  Okay, okay, since you asked so nicely, I will share with you my Philosophy of Writing (at least as it pertains to academic / business writing).

Health Administration, Whole Systems

Management and Leadership

By Ed McField - Health Care Management, Policy, and Leadership Surely you have heard the story of the chicken and the egg. But here’s a twist, which one is more important? You may say, that is a futile debate, and you may be right.  Unfortunately, I have often heard debates on leadership and management that sounds awfully like the chicken and egg discussion.  Today, someone pointed out that we are in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management but our program is Health Policy and Leadership.

Documentaries, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

Miss Representation: Eye-Opening, Life-Changing

By Katie Freeland, MPH - Global Health student *Author's note: This blog has been adapted from a post I did two years ago right after viewing this documentary for the first time. Some wording has been changed to reflect current dates/times/opinions. Full disclosure: I still have a hard time not watching/reading celebrity gossip. I also still really enjoy watching awards shows, but I view them from a different point of view now.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am addicted to celebrity gossip. Correction.

Global Health, ICD, Whole Communities

Community Development Project in Cavite, Philippines

by Taiwo Adesina, MPH Student - TravelGiveWorkLove Last month, my classmates and I were commissioned by the Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to assess the increasing teen pregnancy rates in identified areas of Cavite and provide recommendations for sustainable interventions. With only three weeks to spare, we spent the first completing site visits to the Department of Health, Save the Children, World Vision and other non-profits. The second week was filled with extensive data collection and the third week was dedicated to data analysis, literature research, writing the final report

News, Research, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

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.

News, Whole Communities, Whole Systems

SPH Receives Grant to Host Western Regional NACCHO Survive and Thrive

Dr Manjit “Mike” Randhawa, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, was awarded a grant for the Loma Linda University Center for Health Promotion, through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to facilitate the Survive and Thrive program in the western region of the United States. The program, lasting 1 year, divides the U.S. into four regions; Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Western region.

Preventive Care, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

Preventative Care Clinic

On Tuesday, July 30 I zipped down the hill from Nichol Hall on my scooter down to the Drayson Center for the school of Public Health’s Preventative Care Clinic.  The free event ran from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and for 4 hours, Dr.

Global Health, MPH, Whole Individuals

Why I Chose Public Health

By Katie Freeland, MPH Global Health student As an individual who has been raised in a privileged setting of private schools my entire life, I’ve had the opportunity to live in comfort. My parents have been able to provide for me, and I’ve never really had a lot of hardships. I realize that I am very blessed in this sense. I also realize that most of the world’s population is not as lucky as I am. Before you get annoyed, I’m honestly not stating these things to brag or to sound callous.