We are thrilled that you are considering Loma Linda University in your pursuit of your graduate education. We offer 59 programs or certificates in various allied health professions. This site is dedicated to only the SAHP research-oriented graduate programs.
This site will also provide current and potential graduate students with information about school research assistantships, scholarships, research funding opportunities, and other important information. This site also provides a link to the specific SAHP Graduate Programs where you can find specific program information, application information, program schedules, and other information for current and prospective post-graduate students.
In addition, current students will also find valuable information on this site such a: Sample dissertation defenses, course schedules, graduate activities, dissertation instructions, and Blackboard access, all which will aide you in completing your graduate degree.
The School of Allied Health Professions is proud to offer post graduate studies in the following health professions:
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You must be an accepted grad student at LLU to apply for these benefits.
The following are student research defense presentations by Loma Linda University Students from the School of Allied Health. (The links are to power point presentations that may take additional time for downloading.) We are currently reworking these files.
Dr. Everett Lohman- PT Program
Dr. Heather Javaherian-Dysinger- OT Program
Dr. Grenith Zimmerman- PhD Program
Dr. Jeje Noval- Nutrition Program
Dr Cindy Kosch- Nutrition Program
Dr. Arthur Marshak-Health Professions Education Programs
Core Research Faculty
From the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT):
Dr. Heather Javaherian-Dysinger, OTD, OTR/L
Dr. Esther Huecker, PhD, FAOTA, OTR/L
Dr. Liane Hewitt, DrPH, CHES, OTR/L
Dr. Christy Billock, PhD, OTR/L
From the Department of Physical Therapy (PT):
Dr. Bruce Bradley, DSc, OT, GCS
Dr. Nicceta Davis, PhD, PT
Dr. Bonnie Forrester, DSc, PT, PCS
Eric Johnson, DSc, PT, NCS
Everett Lohman III, DSc, PT, OCS
Brad Martin, PhD, PT
Jerrold Petrofsky, PhD, JD
Donna Thorpe, DrPH, PT
From School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP):
Lee Berk, Dr.PH, CHES, FACSM
Noha Salim Daher, Dr.PH
Arthur Marshak, MS, RRT, RPFT, EdD
Louise Schneider, DrPH, RD
Ernie Schwab, PhD
Grenith Zimmerman, PhD
Loma Linda University:
Rafael Canizales, PhD (Assistant Dean of FGS and also SAHP Faculty Member)
David Hessinger, PhD, (School of Medicine)
Serena Tonstad, PhD, MD, MPH (School of Public Health)
Note: All of the Department and School individuals above are approved to serve as a Dissertation Chair or a Research Guidance Committee Member by the Loma Linda University, Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) (The University's Graduate School.)