Loma Linda University School of Public Health

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Loma Linda University
School of Public Health
Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Established 1948[1]
Type Private
Affiliation Seventh-day Adventist Church
President Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH[2]
Provost Ronald L. Carter, PhD[3]
Dean Helen Hopp Marshak, PhD
Location Loma Linda, California, United States
Campus Suburban
Colors Regent Red and Platinum Gray         
Website http://www.llu.edu/public-health
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Loma Linda University School of Public Health

The Loma Linda University School of Public Health is the public health school within Loma Linda University Health (LLUH), located in Loma Linda, California. The mission of LLUH is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, "To make man whole." The school of public health's philosophy on wholeness is the harmonious relationship that exists when healthy individuals are able to thrive in resilient communities supported by sustainable systems of health.

History[edit]

The School of Public Health started as the School of Tropical and Preventive Medicine in 1948. The School officially became the School of Public Health and was accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 1967.[1]

Concentrations[edit]

The LLU School of Public Health offers the following concentrations:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Population Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Policy and Leadership
  • Health Education
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Preventive Care
  • Nutrition

Degrees[edit]

The School offers the following types of degrees: Master of Science (MS), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

  • MS Nutrition
  • MBA Health Care Administration
  • MPH Biostatistics
  • MPH Environmental & Occupational Health
  • MPH in Epidemiology
  • MPH in Global Health
  • MPH in Health Education
  • MPH in Health Policy and Leadership
  • MPH in Lifestyle Medicine
  • MPH in Nutrition
  • MPH in Population Medicine
  • DrPH in Epidemiology
  • DrPH in Health Education
  • DrPH in Health Policy and Leadership
  • DrPH in Nutrition
  • DrPH in Preventive Care
  • PhD in Epidemiology

Peace Corps[edit]

The School of Public Health is proud to be partnered with the Peace Corps for its Master’s International Program (MIP) and Fellows/USA programs. MIP students complete coursework on the Loma Linda campus in one of seven majors before entering the Peace Corps to fulfill the field experience requirement. Returning Peace Corps volunteers are eligible to enter the Fellows/USA program where overseas experience can be used toward program credit.

Online education[edit]

The School of Public Health offers the following online programs:[4]

  • Master of Public Health (DrPH, MPH) in Health Education
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) in Population Medicine
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) in Lifestyle Medicine

Centers[edit]

  • Center for Community Resilience
  • Center for Leadership in Health Systems
  • Center for Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle & Disease Prevention
  • Adventist Health Studies
  • Center for Health Promotion
  • Center for Health Research
  • Center for Public Health Preparedness
  • Office of Public Health Practice and Workforce Development
  • Research Consulting Group
  • Writing Center

Accreditation[edit]

The School of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and has maintained that status since 1967.[5] The School is also regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (AAA).

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD - Author, "The SuperFoodsRx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients"[6]
  • Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH - Researcher of the connection between laughter and health;[7] Associate professor, School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University
  • Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, FACN, CNS - Director of Lifestyle Medicine Institute; Founder of and speaker for Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP)[8]
  • Don Hall, DrPH, CHES - Founder and CEO of Wellsource, Inc., a health risk assessment solutions and wellness systems company.[9]
  • Ernie Medina, Jr., DrPH - Co-Founder and CEO of MedPlay Technologies[10]
  • Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH - Doctor of Public Health in Nutrition, Nutrition faculty member in the school of public health with an appointment in the Center for Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle and Disease Prevention. LLU 2006 Centennial Vanguard Award. Distinguished Service Award presented by the California Walnut Commission for leadership and nutrition research for the health of consumers. Presented February 22, 2007[11]
  • David R. Williams, MPH, PhD - Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health; Executive Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America; Altarum Institute Distinguished Scholar[12]

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Coordinates: 34°03′08″N 117°15′36″W / 34.052348°N 117.259955°W / 34.052348; -117.259955