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W. Lawrence Beeson, DrPH
Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Member, Epidemiology & Biostats, SPH, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Service    Community Service
  • Environmental Justice Advisory Group (EJAG) for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Diamond Bar, CA

    ( 5/2009 - Present )
  • 44 gallon blood donor.  Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties ( 2/1978 - Present )
  Church Activities
  • Umpire for Loma Linda Unversity Church summer softball league

    ( 7/2001 - 7/2007 )
  • Loma Linda University Church Deacon

    ( 7/1980 - Present )
  Society Memberships (professional)
  • International Association for Statistical Computing ( 7/1988 - 4/2013 )
    Affiliate
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology ( 7/1988 - 4/2013 )
    Affiliate
  • American Council on Science and Health ( 7/2000 - Present )
    Affiliate
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research ( 7/1973 - Present )
    Affiliate
  • Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society ( 6/1973 - Present )
    Affiliate
  • Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society ( 4/1967 - Present )
  Committee Membership (LLU)
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Didit Damayanti DrPH Dissertation:  Foods associated with vitamin B12 status among vegetarian and non-vegetarian participants of the AHS-2 calibration study. ( 1/2013 - 9/2014 )
  • Doctoral Committee member Student:  Abdullah Marghalani DrPH Dissertaton:  Fluid Intake and Health:  Results from the AHS-2 ( 1/2013 - 6/2014 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Stuident:  Zuhair Natto DrPH Dissertation:  Long-term concentrations of ambient air pollutants and risk of death among subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. ( 9/2012 - 6/2014 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Marissa Brash DrPH Dissertation:  The association between the intake of fatty acids and other dietary components and the incidence of systemic erythematosus lupus (SLE) ( 9/2012 - 6/2014 )
  • Doctoral Committee Chair Student:  Khaled Bahjri DrPH Dissertation:  Association between exposure to ambient air pollution and fatal Parkinson''s disease ( 9/2011 - 6/2014 )
  • Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Population Medicine Faculty (Dr. Synnove Knutsen, Chair)

    ( 7/1988 - 12/2013 )
  • Doctoral Committee Chair Student:  Tahereh Zamansani DrPH Dissertation:  Fruit and vegetable intake and exercise versus stroke mortality:  results from the Adventist Health Study-1 ( 9/2010 - 6/2013 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Gina Wheeler DrPH Dissertation:  "En Balance":  the effects of Spanish diatetes education on exerecise changes and diabetes control. ( 9/2010 - 6/2012 )
  • Doctoral Committee Chair Student:  Shiva Metghalchi DrPH Dissertation:  Effect of long-term exposure to air pollution and incidence of emphysema in non-smoking California adults: results from the AHSMOG Study. ( 9/2010 - 6/2012 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Lie Hong Chen DrPH Dissertation:  CHD mortality and long-term exposure to ambient particulate air pollutants in Elderly non-smoking California residents. ( 9/2010 - 6/2011 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Rhonda Hwang Spencer DrPH Dissertation:  Impact of ambient air pollution on survival of renal transplant recipients ( 9/2008 - 6/2010 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Anuj Bhatia DrPH Dissertation:  Tuberculosis cases for San Bernardino County from 1993-2004:  A retrospective analysis and comparison of lifestyle, demographic, and environmental elements and possible associations between risk factors. ( 9/2008 - 6/2010 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Ralph Peterson DrPH Dissertation:  Concentrations of adiponectin, leptin, and ghrelin and interrelationships with body fatness and glycemic control before and after a culturally sensitive diabetes program for Hispanic community patients with type-2 diabetes ( 9/2008 - 6/2010 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Kerry Stonebrook DrPH Dissertation:  The association between lifestyle factors and inflammatory markers ( 9/2007 - 6/2009 )
  • Administrative Council Committee

    ( 7/2005 - 6/2008 )
  • Interschool Faculty Advisory Committee

    ( 7/2005 - 6/2008 )
  • SPH Spiritual Life & Wholeness Committee

    ( 7/2005 - 6/2008 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Donna Thorpe DrPH Dissertation:  The effects of diet and exercise on fragility fractures over 25 years of follow-up in the Adventist Health Study ( 9/2005 - 6/2007 )
  • SPH core 509 course task force

    ( 7/2005 - 6/2007 )
  • Preventive Medicine Residency Advisory Committee

    ( 7/2005 - 3/2006 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member.  Student:  Lydia S. Showa.  DrPH Dissertation:  "Factors that Contribute to Iron Deficiency anemia among Infants who attend the WIC Program in San Bernardino" ( 9/1999 - 6/2001 )
  • Doctoral Committee Member.  Student:  Manijeh Nezami.  DrPH Dissertation:  "Dairy and Beverage Intake and Obesity risk in Teens". ( 9/2013 - Present )
  • Doctoral Committee Member.  Student:  David Shavlik.  PhD Dissertation:  "Modeling Air Pollution and Coronary Heart Disease Events in a National Cohort of Seventh-day Adventists". ( 6/2013 - Present )
  • Doctoral Committee Chair Student:  Gul-E-Rana Shafi DrPH Dissertation:  Association between exposure to ambient air pollution and incidence of breast cancer ( 9/2011 - Present )
  • LLU School of Public Health Faculty Council Executive Committee (FCEC) ( 9/2011 - Present )
  • Doctoral Committee Member Student:  Kemi Adesina-Wosu DrPH Dissertation:  The relationship between perceived stress and psychosocial support ( 9/2011 - Present )
  • University Faculty Council (member) ( 9/2010 - Present )
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies (representing SPH) ( 7/2010 - Present )
  • Graduate Council (Dr. Zuccarelli, Chair) ( 7/2010 - Present )
  • University Student Learning Outcomes Committee (Dr. Larry Beeson, Chair) ( 9/2009 - Present )
  • Academic Council (Dr. Helen Hopp-Marshak, Chair)

    ( 7/2005 - Present )
  • AHSMOG Operating Committee - The bi-weekly meeting of the co-investigators for the Adeventist Health and Smog Study (AHSMOG)

    ( 7/2005 - Present )
  • AHS-2 Operating Committee - The bi-weekly meeting of the co-investigators for the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2)

    ( 7/2005 - Present )
  • SPH Admissions Committee (Wendy Genovez, Chair)

    ( 7/2005 - Present )
  Presentations -- Lay Audience
  • "Stress in the Christian's Life".  Holden Convention Center, Gladstone Camp Meeting, Gladstone, OR.  July 17, 2013

    ( 7/2013 )
  • "100 Years of Studying, Teaching & Living Healthy Lives".  Holden Convention Center, Gladstone Camp Meeting, Gladstone, OR.  July 18, 2013.

    ( 7/2013 )
  • "The Role of the Church in the Obesity Epidemic".  Holden Convention Center, Gladstone Camp Meeting, Gladstone, OR.  July 19, 2013.

    ( 7/2013 )
  • "Update and Current Results from the AHS-2".  (Report during Sabbath School).  Plaza Pavilion.  Gladstone Camp Meeting, Gladstone, OR.  July 20, 2013.

    ( 7/2013 )
  • "Living Longer and Better;  Results from the Adventist Health Study".  Vespers speaker.  Desert Hot Springs SDA Church (12/7/12) ( 12/2012 )
  • "What we have learned from a long-term study of diet and lifestyle".  Presented to the Crossroads Rotary Club of Loma Linda/San Bernardino.  San Bernardino Hilton, CA  (9/12/12) ( 9/2012 )
  • “Living Longer and Better:  Results from the Adventist Health Study”.  Redlands, CA SDA Church.  Special feature for SS. (6/16/12) ( 6/2012 )
  • “Living Longer and Better:  Results from the Adventist Health Study”.  NEWSTART Alumni Retreat, Weimar, CA (6/27/12) ( 6/2012 )
  • Progress report of year 1 of the Environmental Railyard Research Impacting Community Health (ENRRICH) Study of the San Bernardino BNSF railyard and surrounding communities.  Presented to the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Environmental Justice Advisory Group (EJAG), Diamond Bar, CA  (1/27/12). ( 1/2012 )
  • Health Effects of Air Pollution on Directly Impacted Communities.  Clean Air Fair for Seniors.   Renaissance & L''Orange Ballrooms.   National Orange Show Events Center.  Sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.  (11/16/11) ( 11/2011 )
  • "Living Longer and Better:  Results from the Adventist Health Sutdy".   Auburn City Church Retreat.  Sunset Lake Camp, Wilkeson, WA (5/14/11) ( 5/2011 )
  • "Living Longer and Better:  Results from the Adventist Helath Study".  Southwestern Union Conference 29th Regular Constituency Session, Keene, TX. (5/10/11) ( 5/2011 )
  • "Health Effects of Air Pollution on Directly Impacted Communities".  Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Air Quality Institute (AQI) Briefing.  Chino, CA (4/20/11) ( 4/2011 )
  • "Living Longer and Better:  Results from the Adventis Health Study".  Clovis SDA Church Centennial Anniversary Celebration, Clovis, NM. (3/ 11-12 /11) ( 3/2011 )
  • "Research results from the second health survey of the Whitecoat veterans".  Presented at the Damazo Amphitheater, Centennial Complex, Loma Linda Univesrsity. (The audience included Army veterans who participated of Project Whitecoat for vaccine development at Fort Dietrick, MD during 1955-1973.) (3/5/11) ( 3/2011 )
  • "Living Longer and Better:  Results from the Adventist Health Study".  Texico Conference Lay Leadership Retreat, Lubbock, TX. (10/30/10) ( 10/2010 )
  • "Health Effects of Air Pollution on Directly Impacted Communities".  Environmetnal Health and Safety Training Session; Sponsor: Cimite Civico Del Valle, Inc.  Conference Center at Aspen in the Desert, Brawley, CA.  (8/31/10) ( 8/2010 )
  • "Living Longer and Better:  The Health Experience of California Seventh-day Adventists".  Pacific Union College Wellness Seminar Series.  Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA (2/27/10) ( 2/2010 )
  • "Living Longer and Better:  The Health Experience of California Seventh-day Adventists".  Los Alamitos Church, Los Alamitos, CA (2/13/10) ( 2/2010 )
  • "Living Longer and Better:  Lessons from the California Health Studies".   Seminar to doctoral students in the Environmentral Toxicology Graduate Program, University of California at Riverside, CA (1/6/10) ( 1/2010 )
  • Air Quality Management Districe (AQMD) Birefing on the Health Impacts of Air Pollution.  Loma Linda University Conference Center, CA  (9/23/09) ( 9/2009 )
  • "Living Longer and Better:  The Health Experience of California Seventh-day Adventists".  Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Retirees Retreat.  Pine Springs Ranch, Mountain Center, CA  (9/21/09) ( 9/2009 )
  • "Living Longer and Better"  The Health Experience of California Seventh-day Adventists".  Los Angeles Church of Religious Science Organization, CA (8/29/09) ( 8/2009 )
  • "Living Longer and Better:  The Health Experience of California Seventh-day Adventists".  Vespers program, Fresno SDA Church. (presentation was also broadcast live to the Central Valley via KMPH-TV) (5/9/09) ( 5/2009 )
  • "Impacts of Air Pollution on Public Health".  South Coast Air Quality Management District''s (AQMD) Air Quality Institute, Riverside, CA (11/17/06) ( 11/2006 )
  • "Impacts of Air Pollution on Public Health".  South Coast Air Quality Management District''s (AQMD) Air Quality Institute, Chino, CA (11/8/06) ( 11/2006 )
  • "Epidemiology: Practice, Research and Policy".  Health Officers Association of California. Sheraton Harbor Island, San Diego, CA  (11/6/03) ( 11/2003 )
  • "Is air pollution harmful to your health?  Results from the AHSMOG Study".  Children''s Air Quality - SMOG:  Health Care Symposium.  Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center, Riverside, CA  (4/20/99) ( 4/1999 )
  • "Cancer Risk from Air Pollution in Adults"  South Coast Air Quality Management District Symposium on:  "The Adverse Health Effects of Air Pollution:  Recent Findings".  Diamond Bar, CA  (3/17/95) ( 3/1995 )
  • "Methodology of the Adventist Health Study".  Research Seminar in Health Behavior.  Pitzer College, Claremont, CA  (3/10/77) ( 3/1977 )