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Ella Haddad, DrPH
Emeritus Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health

Dr. Haddad completed her undergraduate work at La Sierra University in Riverside, California and became a registered dietitian. She obtained the MS and DrPH degrees in 1979 from Loma Linda University. Moving to the Middle East she taught at both Middle East College and the American University of Beirut before returning to Loma Linda as Assistant Professor, now Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the School of Public Health (Now the Center for Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle and Disease Prevention). She is currently the program director of the MS in Nutrition offered by the School of Public Health.

In addition to her many teaching and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Haddad is the resident nutritional biochemist for the department. She has been instrumental in conducting the laboratory research for each of the department feeding trials, training students in biochemical analyses techniques. She provides hands-on learning experience to those with an interest in laboratory work. Dr. Haddad is also supervising the laboratory work for sub-studies of the Adventist Health Study-2, a cohort study of approximately 100,000 Seventh-day Adventist participants.

Dr. Haddad is a member of many associations and committees including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutirion. For many years she served as chair of the legislative committee of the Inland Distric Dietetis Association and as membership chair of the Association of Graduate Programs in Public Health Nutrition. At present, her duties are mostly related to assisting students and faculty with research projects in nutrition.