Loma Linda University
Institute for Health Policy and Leadership
A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Our Team


Led by Institute Director Dr. Gerald Winslow, the IHPL team is well prepared to serve as leaders for the study and promotion of innovative health policies that will help achieve better health outcomes for those in our region and beyond.  Dr. Dora Barilla and Dr. Eileen Fry-Bowers serve as the Associate Directors for the Institute, supported by Senior Research Scholar Dr. Wonha Kim, and Andrejs Galenieks as a Health Policy Analyst.

Gerald Winslow
Gerald Winslow, PhD
Founding Director

Gerald Winslow is Vice President for Mission and Culture for Loma Linda University Medical Center and serves as the Chief Culture Officer for LLU’s system of six hospitals.  He is also Professor of Ethics at LLU, specializing in biomedical ethics.

Eileen Fry-Bowers
Eileen K. Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, RN, CPNP
Associate Director

Eileen Fry-Bowers is the Associate Director for Research for IHPL. She is also an Associate Professor at Loma Linda University School of Nursing and teaches graduate and post-graduate courses in research and health policy/health services. Her clinical experience spans multiple health care settings, including acute care facilities, community-based clinics and military institutions and she has held a variety of leadership roles in these settings.  She completed a federally funded post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA in the care of vulnurable populations with a focus on child health policy.

Dr. Fry-Bowers is also a certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP), licensed attorney (CA), and Navy veteran (Desert Shield/Desert Storm). She was Commissioner (1st District) for the Riverside County Commission for Women and has been actively involved in a variety of local and regional community public health initiatives.

Dora Barilla

Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH, CHES
Associate Director

Dr. Barilla is Assistant Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Associate Director, Institute for Health Policy and Leadership, and Associate Director, Institute for Community Partnerships at Loma Linda University Health.

She is also the founder and director for a not-for-profit organization, Partners for Better Health, promoting health initiatives in communities.

Dr. Barilla has worked in healthcare for many years, partnering with hospitals, providers, health plans, public health, elected leaders, business and community-based organizations. She has implemented innovative alternatives to traditional healthcare by using a collaborative and community-based approach. She serves on the Board of Trustees for San Antonio Community Hospital and American Heart Association.  

Wonha Kim
Wonha Kim, MD, MPH, CPH, FAAP
Senior Research Scholar

Wonha Kim, MD, MPH, completed her undergraduate training at Princeton University, where she majored in policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and minored in Spanish Language and Literature. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins and stayed on at Hopkins for her pediatric residency.

Immediately after completing her pediatric residency, she sought further training in general preventive medicine and public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, obtaining her masters in public health (MPH) degree during the process. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Public Health/General Preventive Medicine. In October 2013, she joined the faculty at Loma Linda University as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Preventive Medicine, Assistant Professor for the School of Public Health, and Senior Research Scholar for the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership.

Andrejs Galenieks
Andrejs Galenieks, MPH, MArch
Health Policy Analyst, Project Manager

In addition to holding a Masters in Architecture from Andrews University, Andrejs Galenieks completed his Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Leadership at LLU and also served as a Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellow in local government.  Coming from an international background, he is fluent in Russian and also speaks Latvian and German.   

Having worked in the field of architecture and urban design and by combining the experience with health policy, he has a demonstrated a strong commitment and leadership to the intersection of the built environment and public health.