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Hey there! This is the blog of the school of Public Health at Loma Linda University, a few pages on the web that reflect the work we do and the work we are interested in promoting. Have a look around and make yourself at home!

We are...

We are scientists and artists, researchers and practitioners, teachers and writers.  We are public health professionals with a passion for community resilience, healthy lifestyles and leading the way for health systems to meet the needs of individuals and communities.

The Nine to Five

We believe that public health is only as effective as its communication. We strive to tell the stories of public health with as much passion, drive and dedication as the people who practice it.

...and you are?

Public health is a conversation. We would love to hear your stories, ideas, random thoughts and questions about public health.  So please, join the conversation and get connected!

SPH Stories

Big Impacts Through Small Deeds

La Escuelita: A Family Resource Center of Loma Linda University offers programs especially for families in the San Bernardino area. In the last 10 years La Escuelita has become something cherished by the community. We have seen many kids grow up in the program....

What’s in a gift?

Recently I led a mission trip to Central America were we provided medical, dental, and behavioral health services to a local orphanage, and surrounding community.  We had a large group of students and families, with a variety of backgrounds in age range, faiths, and...

Searching for Camels

Let’s set the stage: The sun is setting in a deep, dusty haze. The sunset resembles the cross section of a blood orange; the vibrant hues painting a picture so complex, only the human eye can properly capture it. The never-ending horizon is dotted with sparse acacia...

From Vision to Reality

“There is a cure for one of the top five causes of death in inner city children. And best of all, this cure is not a new drug or surgical procedure: it is a kick board and goggles.” These are the words of Ben Damazo (pictured above, left), the man who made a mere...

I Finally Went to Therapy and it Was Amazing

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” –Hafiz of Persia Back in August of 2014, I wrote a post about living with mental illness (specifically depression and anxiety). I was absolutely terrified to post it,...

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