Welcome to the SPH Community

 Spring 2016





Here at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, we are a community. llusph.community strives to tell stories of people and the communities they come from. Students, alumni, professors, and staff of LLUSPH make up our some of the people that make up our community. We are part of the Inland Empire, a metropolitan area and region of southern California east of Los Angeles. We are also global; we have friends, family and colleagues in every continent, creating community and working in the field of public health.

Through this online community we show people, places and things through the lens of public health. Through reading these stories, we hope people form closer connections to their communities.

We like to feature more detailed stories about public health in our magazine, Public Health Magazine. Here you’ll find features about work being done with water quality in the Coachella valley communities, the work of the local Foothill AIDS Project, and even the dangers of sitting most of the day.

If you would like for us to tell connect and even contribute a story, provide your information and let’s chat!


“For he who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”

–Owen Arthur

“The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic, or hospital.”

–Mark Hyman

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing.”

–Rollo May

SPH Stories

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

here 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...

Going Against Advice

t's a running joke in my family that no one is really that stubborn when in reality, everyone is stubborn. It's a wonder that we can get together long enough for one holiday sometimes. There are a couple of different types of stubborn. For a long...

Winter is Coming

(Photo: Not Africa.) s I looked outside the other morning, I saw a white dusting had fallen. Everything was covered! The sky was grey and I could barely make out the distant palms. Could it have been? Had Sub-Saharan Africa succumb to the climate...

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