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Elvin Hernandez, DrPH, MPH, MCHES
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Service    International Service
  • LLUSP Medical Mission to the Philippines-Mission Director ( 12/2013 )
    The Mission Director for the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy Medical Mission to the Philippines is responsible for all aspects of organizing, planning, conducting, and facilitating mission activities, which includes but is not limited to mission goals/objectives, correspondence with the medical team/personnel in the Philippines and domestically, asset planning, resource management, and mission debriefing.  The Mission Director organized and conducted the medical mission in Batangas Province, City of Mataas na Kahoy in December 2013.  Over 400 patients were treated and over 700 perscriptions dispensed during a 2-day health fair, in cooperation with the local municipal health officer, physicians, nurses, and medical staff.
  Society Memberships (non-professional)
  • 141st American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section (PHEHP), Peer Reviewer responsible for reviewing abstracts to be considered for professional presentation as an oral presentation or poster presentation for the 141th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association held in Boston, MA in Fall 2013. Peer reviewer completed reviews and rated presentations based on rubric and criteria set forth by Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of APHA

    ( 3/2013 )
  Society Memberships (professional)
  • 141st American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.  Medical Care Section, Peer Reviewer responsible for reviewing abstracts to be considered for professional presentation as an oral presentation or poster presentation for the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association held in  Boston, MA in Fall 2013. Peer reviewer completed reviews and rated presentations based on rubric and criteria set forth by the Medical Care Section of APHA.

    ( 3/2013 )
  • 2013 Americal Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting, Peer Reviewer for oral and poster presentations to be presented in March 2013 in Chicago, Il.  Social and Administrative Sciences Division. 

    ( 3/2013 )
  • 141st American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section (PHEHP), Peer Reviewer responsible for reviewing abstracts to be considered for professional presentation as an oral presentation or poster presentation for the 141th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association held in  Boston, MA, in Fall 2013. Peer reviewer completed reviews and rated presentations based on rubric and criteria set forth by Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of APHA

    ( 3/2013 )
  • 140th American Public Health Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section (PHEHP), Peer Reviewer responsible for reviewing abstracts to be considered for professional presentation as an oral presentation or poster presentation for the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association held in  San Francisco, CA in Fall 2012. Peer reviewer completed reviews and rated presentations based on rubric and criteria set forth by Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of APHA. ( 2/2012 - 3/2012 )
  • 139th American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington DC, Continuing Education (CE) Sessions & Presentations, Reviewer & Evaluator of abstracts for oral presentations based on rubric and criteria set forth by professional accrediting bodies such as the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credentials. ( 8/2011 )
  • 139th American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington DC, Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section (PHEHP), Peer Reviewer responsible for reviewing abstracts to be considered for professional presentation as an oral presentation or poster presentation for the 139th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association held in Washington, DC in Fall 2011. Peer reviewer completed reviews and rated presentations based on rubric and criteria set forth by Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of APHA. ( 1/2011 - 2/2011 )
  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)-Member ( 2/2008 - 1/2011 )
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP): Full Member ( 9/2005 - 6/2010 )
  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)-Member ( 1/2009 - 1/2010 )
  • Ammerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy ( 1/2006 - 9/2009 )
    Regular Member
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)-Member ( 11/2004 - 9/2009 )
  • Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society ( 6/2004 - 9/2009 )
    Regular Member
  • Hygeia Public Health Honor Society ( 5/2001 - 9/2009 )
    Regular Member
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)-Member ( 11/2001 - 11/2002 )
    Regular Member
  • Manuscript Peer Reviewer: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA), American Pharmacist Association (APhA).  Peer Reviewer is responsible for reviewing for content specific to the Journal relative to the reviewer's expertise in public health, biostatistics, and epidemiology.  Reviewer submits formal review and recommendations to the Journal's editorial personnel for consideration for publication. July 2013-Present.                                               

                                            ( 7/2013 - Present )

  Committee Membership (LLU)
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee: Member responsible for review of applicants, interview candidates, and deliberate with full Committee regarding potential students entrance to LLU School of Pharmacy. Participant in all aspects of candidate review and voting for acceptance or denial to entry to the School.

    ( 7/2012 - 6/2013 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Grade Appeal Panel, Member, Winter Quarter 2013, PY2 Grade Appeals

    ( 4/2013 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Grade Appeal Panel, Member, Winter Quarter 2013, PY3 Grade Appeals

    ( 4/2013 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Grade Appeal Panel, Chair, Winter Quarter 2013, PY1 Grade Appeals

    ( 4/2013 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee: Member responsible for review of applicants, interview candidates, and deliberate with full Committee regarding potential students'''''''' entrance to LLU School of Pharmacy. Participant in all aspects of candidate review and voting for acceptance or denial to entry to the School. ( 7/2009 - 7/2012 )
  • LLUSP Academic Standing Committee-Member: Review academic progress and status of professional students enrolled at the LLU School of Pharmacy.  ( 6/2010 - 7/2011 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee:  Appointed Member. Participated in all aspects of interview, review, and vote on applicants for entry to the School of Pharmacy.  Facuclty member is appointed to the Committee by the Committee chair in conjunction with the approval of Department Chair.  ( 6/2009 - 7/2011 )
  • Ad Hoc Committee for Elective Course Review by Curriculum Committee (LLU School of Pharmacy): Chairperson-Responsible for facilitating the comprehensive review of all elective courses taught or offered at the School of Pharmacy.  Chairperson facilitated production of data regarding past and current electives offered at the School with recommendations for improvement, revision, and removal of elective courses to both departments within the School. ( 7/2009 - 12/2009 )
  • School of Pharmacy Executive Council-Faculty Representative Executive Council is a standing committee at the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy.  Council is composed of the Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Financial Officer of the School.  Faculty representative to Executive Council is voted by the faculty of the School to serve as a liaison and representative of the concerns and needs of the Faculty at the School of Pharmacy.  Faculty Representative presents issues as dictated by the faculty and reports back to faculty on any items or resoluations discussed in the Council. ( 7/2008 - 6/2009 )
  • Curriculum Committee Past-Chair serves the final year as a chair to the Committee, as per the by-laws of the Committee.  Past-Chair is responsible for assisting the current Chair with syllabi review process, course review process, curriculum oversight and implementation, and oversight of new and elective courses, as well as well as assignment appropriate tasks to Curriculum Committee members.  Past-Chair assists the Chair with maintaining record of actions performed by the Committee.  Past Chair assists in the accreditation processes for the School, in areas related to the curriculum and its oversight. ( 7/2008 - 6/2009 )
  • School of Pharmacy Accreditation Oversight Committee-Member Accreditation Oversight Committee was charged with responsibilities and tasks related to the School of Pharmacy accreditation process with the American Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accreditation.  AOC members were composed of Assessment Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee Chair, and administrative faculty who were appointed to facilitate and complete all evaluations and assessments of ACPE Standards that LLUSP was responsible for addressing to achieve full accreditation as a school of pharmacy.  As a member of AOC, specific standards included assessing and evaluation the student perception of over-reliance of multiple choice questions in graded activities.   ( 7/2008 - 1/2009 )
  • Educational Effectiveness Committee Committee Member Educational Effectiveness Committee is a standing committee at Loma Linda University.  Membership is appointed from the Office of the Chancellor of Loma Linda University.  Members of the Committee represent the various schools at Loma Linda University such as dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, graduate studies, religion, and science and technology.  The Committee seeks to ensure the quality of education at Loma Linda University. ( 10/2007 - 9/2008 )
  • School of Pharmacy    Research Orientation Ad Hoc Committee-Member Organize and develop research orientation materials for newly hired faculty members at the School of Pharmacy.  Member is responsible for developing materials such as creating outlines, presentation slides, and list of resources for research practices for new faculty members.  Committee is responsible for making recommendations for a new standing committee at the School for research projects and presentations. ( 5/2008 - 8/2008 )
  • School of Pharmacy Accreditation Oversight Committee-Member Accreditation Oversight Committee was charged with responsibilities and tasks related to the School of Pharmacy accreditation process with the American Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accreditation.  AOC members were composed of Assessment Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee Chair, and administrative faculty who were appointed to facilitate and complete all evaluations and assessments of ACPE Standards that LLUSP was responsible for addressing to achieve full accreditation as a school of pharmacy.  As a member of AOC, specific standards included assessing and evaluation the student perception of over-reliance of multiple choice questions in graded activities.   ( 7/2007 - 6/2008 )
  • School of Pharmacy Executive Council-Faculty Representative Executive Council is a standing committee at the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy.  Council is composed of the Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Financial Officer of the School.  Faculty representative to Executive Council is voted by the faculty of the School to serve as a liaison and representative of the concerns and needs of the Faculty at the School of Pharmacy.  Faculty Representative presents issues as dictated by the faculty and reports back to faculty on any items or resoluations discussed in the Council. ( 7/2007 - 6/2008 )
  • Curriculum Committee Chair - Curriculum Committee Chair conducted and facilitated regular meetings in the Curriculum Committee. Curriculum Committee Chair served as the meeting facilitator regarding all issues and topics as assigned to the Curriculum Committee. Committee Chair is responsible for overseeing the syllabi review process, course review process, curriculum oversight and implementation, and oversight of new and elective courses, as well as well as assignment appropriate tasks to Curriculum Committee members. Chair is responsible for maintaining record of actions performed by the Committee, as well as serving as the direct liaison to the Faculty and Dean of a issues related to the School of Pharmacy?s academic curriculum. ( 7/2007 - 6/2008 )
  • School of Pharmacy Research Orientation Ad Hoc Committee-Member: Organize and develop research orientation materials for newly hired faculty members at the School of Pharmacy.  Member is responsible for developing materials such as creating outlines, presentation slides, and list of resources for research practices for new faculty members.  Committee is responsible for making recommendations for a new standing committee at the School for research projects and presentations. ( 8/2007 - 11/2007 )
  • Curriculum Committee Chair-Elect ( 1/2007 - 7/2007 )
    The Curriculum Committee Chair-Elect participated in regular meetings in the Curriculum Committee. Curriculum Committee Chair-Elect served as a formal liaison to the Assessment Committee to communicate any issues or collaborations necessitated by either committee. Chair-elect served as a Chair-in-training prior to serving as full Chair upon the departure of the current Chairperson. Chair-Elect assisted in the oversight of the Curriculum Committee including responsibilities as syllabus review, development of policies and procedures, committee bylaws, or facilitating Committee meetings. Chair-Elect also reviews and evaluates all didactic course syllabi for the School of Pharmacy academic curriculum, as well as provide recommendations and oversight over the School?s didactic courses, electives, schedules, and course policies. Chair-Elect has active involvement in standard classroom policies and syllabi language describing basic classroom procedures.
  • Participated in regular meetings in the Curriculum Committee.  Curriculum Committee member reviews and evaluates all didactic course syllabi for the School of Pharmacy academic curriculum, as well as provide recommendations and oversight over the School’s didactic courses, electives, schedules, and course policies.  Member has active involvement in standard classroom policies and syllabi language describing basic classroom procedures.  Committee member reports directly to the Curriculum Committee Chairperson. ( 7/2005 - 6/2007 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee - As a member of the LLU School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee, Dr. Hernandez participated in attending Committee meetings, applicant file and transcript review, applicant interviews, and provided interview form revisions. According to Admission Committee Records, Dr. Hernandez participated in 23 personal interviews counting for 14.67% of the 150 candidates who interviewed at the School. This interview process occurred between November 2005-May 2006. ( 8/2005 - 12/2006 )
  • Sub-Committee to Academic Standing and Professionalism Committee-Student Grievance - Dr. Hernandez served as a member of the Sub-Committee to the Academic Standing and Professionalism Committee in July 2006 to deliberate and provide recommendations to the Academic Standing and Professionalism Committee regarding a student grievance, which may be related to student progression through the program. As a member of an impartial panel, appropriate recommendations were made based on case facts. Recommendations were made to the Academic Standing and Professionalism Committee at the conclusion of all meetings. ( 7/2006 )
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Self-Study 2005-2006 - Dr. Hernandez was appointed to two Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Self-study Committees (#3-The Curriculum in Pharmacy and #4-Standards for Students). In the ACPE #3-Standards for Curriculum in Pharmacy, Dr. Hernandez participated in preparing documentation for addressing a total of 6 guidelines. Five of the six Guidelines pertained to Guileline #3-Standards for Curriculum, such as #8-The curriculum in pharmacy, #9-Curricular organization and length, #12-Teaching and learning processes, #13-Evaluation of student achievement, #14-Curriculum evaluation. As part of the committee to prepare the documentation for Guideline #4-Standards for Students, Dr. Hernandez participated in preparing documents for guideline #18-Progression of Students. ( 1/2006 - 3/2006 )
  • Sub-committee to Academic Standing and Professionalism-Recommendations to the "Bridge Course" - Dr. Hernandez served as a faculty participant to the Sub-committee to Academic Standing and Professionalism Committee for providing recommendations for the "Bridge Course" for students who had failed a class in the School of Pharmacy curriculum. Duties included meeting the Assistant Vice Chancellor and various faculty from the School to develop and revise critical components to the Bridge Course. Results and recommendations made by the Sub-committee were submitted to the Faculty at the School for review and approval/disapproval. ( 1/2006 - 2/2006 )
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Working Group: New and Modified Programs - Dr. Hernandez was appointed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Working Group for New and Modified Programs. This working group was appointed to revise the procedures for "revising or approving new programs in the FGS". During the course of the working group's discussions, various procedures relative to specific language to be included in the standard operating procedures were discussed, revised, and approved. ( 11/2005 - 2/2006 )
  • Course Evaluation/Instructor Evaluation Form Revision - Dr. Hernandez along with Dr. Davis and Dr. Mosavin, revised the old instructor/course evaluations forms to reflect more pertinent questions and survey items that would provide the most efficient reflection of course instruction and content delivery. The evaluation forms now include a matched response format in which anonymous written responses can now be tracked to the quantitative responses given by the corresponding anonymous respondent. Dr. Hernandez is trained in both quantitative and qualitative research design and methodology. His expertise was used to develop the questions and evaluation format for the revisions. ( 9/2005 - 12/2005 )
  • Loma Linda University Marshall ( 5/2014 - Present )
  • Student Learning Outcomes Committe (SLOC), LLU School of Pharmacy Faculty Representative, Loma Linda University.  Faculty member represents LLU School of Pharmacy towards clarifying and assessing Student Learning Outcomes for the University.  Committee is responsible for providing recommendations and revisions of the University-wide Student Learning Outcomes to the University's Assessment Committee for WASC accreditation.  November 2012-Present

    ( 11/2012 - Present )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Promotion & Tenure Committee: Member responsible for reviewing faculty candidates for promotion within the School of Pharmacy''s academic ranks. Responsibilities include review of dossier and supporting materials as per the Committee bylaws for evaluation and voting forFaculty members'' promotion and/or tenure, as well as projects as determined by the Committee Chair.

    ( 7/2011 - Present )
  • Ad Hoc Committee to the Promotion Tenure Committee for Faculty Peer Review - Dr. Hernandez participates in the ongoing development of a faculty peer review process that is targetted towards evaluation of faculty teaching by faculty peers at the School of Pharmacy. Activities include developing evaluation tools such as lecture evaluation worksheets, pilot testing evaluation instruments in classes taught by members of the Ad Hoc committee, as well as participate in regular meetings to discuss and debrief the development process. Processes, tools, and procedures will be presented to the faculty at the School after thorough development and discussion of the processes and tools are completed. ( 2/2007 - Present )
  • Ad Hoc Committee to the Promotion and Tenure Committee for Faculty Peer Evaluation - Dr. Hernandez ( 2/2007 - Present )
  • Admissions Committee Student Interview Form Revision and Implementation - In collaboration with the Admissions Committee Chair, Dr. Hernandez revised the student interview evaluation form to reflect appropriate interview and evaluation criteria for School of Pharmacy candidates. Revised evaluation criteria included academic performance items, professionalism items, and items pertaining to the Missions of Loma Linda University and the School of Pharmacy. ( 1/2007 - Present )
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Self-Study 2006-2007 - Dr. Hernandez participated in the working group to provide a progress report and update on the curricular changes and ?dry-labing? to the School of Pharmacy?s educational curriculum. Dr. Hernandez collaborated with additional faculty members to report on these changes. A written report was created and submitted to the Steering Committee for Accreditation at the School of Pharmacy. This written report was to provide information to the ACPE report which is submitted to ACPE for the School of Pharmacy?s self-study for accreditation. ( 11/2006 - Present )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Curriculum Committee - As a member of the Curriculum Committee at the School, Dr. Hernandez participated as a faculty voting member in the Committee. Duties involved curriculum development activities such as curriculum development and revision, Committee by-laws revision and execution, course syllabi review and revision, and didactic and elective course review and approval. ( 8/2005 - Present )
  Accreditation Support -- LLU
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Accreditation Oversight Committee-Writer: Standards 9-13 for ACPE Re-Accreditation, February 2012-January 2013.

    ( 2/2012 - 1/2013 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Accreditation Oversight Committee: Faculty Writer responsible for preparing, writing, and evaluating self-study data for the re-accreditation of the School of Pharmacy in OCtober 2012.  Faculty writer reports to the Curricular Standards Team Leader and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in all aspects of data analysis, manuscript writing, and document preparation for the accreditation document. Dr. Hernandez made substantive writing contributions to standards 9-13.

    ( 2/2012 - 10/2012 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Promotion & Tenure Committee: Chair-elect responsible for supporting activities as directed by Committee Chair, as determined by the Committee byl-laws.  Chair-elect will serve a 12-month term as Chair in July 2012.  Chair-elect also participates in reviewing faculty candidates for promotion within the School of Pharmacy''s academic ranks. Responsibilities include review of dossier and supporting materials as per the Committee bylaws for evaluation and voting forFaculty members'' promotion and/or tenure, as well as projects as determined by the Committee Chair. ( 1/2012 - 6/2012 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Strategic Planning: Faculty member participated and provided recommendations for developing the School''s current strategic plan for ACPE accreditation. ( 1/2010 - 7/2010 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Curricular Mapping: Faculty was a regular member to the Curricular Mapping Meetings targeted for ACPE curricular mapping requirements for accreditation.  Participated in strategic mapping sessions and offered recommendations and expertise in the areas of assessment and program evaluation and planning. ( 6/2009 - 7/2010 )
  • Guest Member to Assessment Committee (LLU School of Pharmacy): Liaison and guest member from the Curriculum Committee provided information to the Assessment Committee regarding curricular issues and assessment strategies. ( 6/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Accreditation Oversight Committee-Member, Department of Pharmaceutcial Sciences:

    School of Pharmacy Accreditation Oversight Committee-Member Accreditation Oversight Committee was charged with responsibilities and tasks related to the School of Pharmacy accreditation process with the American Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accreditation.  AOC members were composed of Assessment Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee Chair, and administrative faculty who were appointed to facilitate and complete all evaluations and assessments of ACPE Standards that LLUSP was responsible for addressing to achieve full accreditation as a school of pharmacy.  As a member of AOC, specific standards included assessing and evaluation the student perception of over-reliance of multiple choice questions in graded activities. 

    ( 7/2013 - Present )
  • Student Learning Outcomes Committe (SLOC), LLU School of Pharmacy Faculty Representative, Loma Linda University.  Faculty member represents LLU School of Pharmacy towards clarifying and assessing Student Learning Outcomes for the University.  Committee is responsible for providing recommendations and revisions of the University-wide Student Learning Outcomes to the University's Assessment Committee for WASC accreditation.  November 2012-Present

    ( 11/2012 - Present )
  • LLU School of Pharmacy Taskforce for Science of Learning & Best Practices in the School of Pharmacy, Member, October 2011-Present.

    ( 10/2011 - Present )