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Lee Berk, DrPH
Associate Professor, Allied Health Studies
School of Allied Health Professions
Assoc Res Prof, Pathology and Human Anatomy
School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Member, Physical Therapy, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
9/2006 - 6/2010 HPRO 606A Preventive Care Seminar - Stress Management?
1.Identify the conceptual and theoretical background supporting the relationship between Stress and Health. 2.Apply the practical application of lifestyle behaviors to Stress Management. (2 hours) 3.Evaluate strategies for optimizing the interaction between Stress in Health, Disease and Therapies. 4.Select strategies for strengthening commitment to lifestyle change for eustress benefit. 5.Apply the understanding of Stress Management for health and wellbeing in clinical application. 6.Develop stress management skills for clinical application of optimization to health, wellness and therapeutic benefit relative to wholeness. (2 hours)
7/2006 - 6/2010 HPRO 526: Lifestyle Diseases and Risk Reduction
Description: This introductory course explores current lifestyle diseases, including: ardiovascular, metabolic, communicable, and nutritional among others. Concepts regarding risk factors, screening approaches, and risk reduction, with impact on specific health parameters. (3 hrs)
9/2005 - 12/2008 HPRO 525 Special Topics in Stress, Immune System and Public Health
This is an introductory but comprehensive course for Health Care Professionals that explores the foundation of evidence-based scientific research, of the biology & behavior, regarding the principles and relationships between the brain, central nervous system, endocrine and the immune systems. (3 hours)
9/2005 - 12/2005 HPRO 525-1
TPC: CLINICAL INTERSHIHP PRACTICE SKILLS (3 UNITS)
9/2005 - 12/2005 HPRO 575-1
IMMUNE SYSTEM: PUBLIC HEALTH APPLICATIONS (4 UNITS)
7/2005 - 6/2006 HPRO 525 Clinical Internship Practice Skills 3 Units
7/2005 - 6/2006 HPRO 575 Immune System: Public Health Implication 4 Units,
7/2005 - 6/2006 HPRO 606 Preventive Care Seminar: Stress Management 2 Units
7/2005 - 6/2006 Mind Body Connection and Psychoneuroimmunology
Invited lectures to Dept of Psychology on Mind Body Medicine Linkage (Clinical Psychology & PsyD Student Program) For Course entitled: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
6/2005 - 7/2005 HPRO 526-1
LIFESTYLE DISEASE/RISK REDUCTION (3 UNITS)
6/2005 - 7/2005 HPRO 606-1
PREVENTIVE CARE SEMINAR -- STRESS MANAGEMENT AND REDUCTION (2 UNITS)
3/2005 - 6/2005 HPRO 525B: Special Topics in HPRO: Clinical Mind Body Practice B
3/2005 - 6/2008 HPRO 526: LIFESTYLE DISEASES AND RISK REDUCTION
This introductory course explores current lifestyle diseases, including: ardiovascular, metabolic, communicable, and nutritional among others. Concepts regarding risk factors, screening approaches, and risk reduction, with impact on specific health parameters. (3 hours)
3/2005 - 6/2005 HPRO 696: Directed Study Special Projects
Individual arrangements for advanced students to study under the guidance of a program faculty member. May include reading, literature review, or other special projects. Minimum of thirty hours required for each unit of credit. A maximum of 4 units applicable to any master's degree program. Students: Peter Le, Anuj Bhatia
9/2004 - 12/2004 HPRO 525: Special Topics in HPRO: Clinical Mind Body Practice A
9/2004 - Present HPRO 575- IMMUNE SYSTEM: Public Health Applications
This is an introductory but comprehensive course for Health Care Professionals that explores the foundation of evidence-based scientific research, of the biology & behavior, regarding the principles and relationships between the brain, central nervous system, endocrine and the immune systems. (3 hours)
9/2004 - 12/2004 HPRO 575: Immune Systems: PH Applications
9/2004 - 12/2004 HPRO 696: Directed Study Special Projects
Individual arrangements for advanced students to study under the guidance of a program faculty member. May include reading, literature review, or other special projects. Minimum of thirty hours required for each unit of credit. A maximum of 4 units applicable to any master's degree program. Students: Jason Courtney, Octavian Poenaru
6/2004 - 7/2004 HPRO 526: Lifestyle Disease Risk Reduction
Discussion of current lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular, metabolic, communicable, and nutritional. Concepts regarding risk factors, screening approaches, and risk reduction, with impact on specific health parameters.
Interactive Teaching
 
6/2006 - Present HPRO 507 Spirituality and Health: The Wholeness Connection
Course description (bulletin brief): This course examines how religious/spiritual beliefs and practices might influence physical health through known physiological mechanisms of the neuroendocrine and immune systems. How devout religious/spiritual beliefs and practices might affect not only a sense of well-being and quality of life but also longevity. Information about religious/spiritual study methodologies and research instruments. The principles of spiritual care as applied to practice are also explored, including perspectives on the theology of healing, the connection between body and spirit, and the roles of faith and meaning. (3 hours)
6/2006 - Present HPRO 575 - IMMUNE SYSTEM: Public Health Applications    (Three quarter units)
This is an introductory but comprehensive course for Health Care Professionals that explores the foundation of evidence-based scientific research, of the biology & behavior, regarding the principles and relationships between the brain, central nervous system, endocrine and the immune systems.  The last 10 years have seen an explosion of research on the relationships between the brain and immune system. Much of this work has focused on the implications of psychological and social factors for our health thus effecting public health. Psychological and physical stressors have been found to alter both humoral and cellular immune function.  These changes have been attributed to 1) direct central nervous system innervations/connections with the immune system, 2) stress-elicited changes in circulating levels of hormones, and 3) stress-elicited coping behaviors such as smoking and poor diet that can modify the function of the immune system.  Moreover, stress has been associated with the deterioration of immune-related health outcomes, such as decreased host resistance to infection and the onset and exacerbation of autoimmune diseases. This course presents an introductory but comprehensive summary and integration of various scientific disciplines that study brain – immune system – and health interactions.  This will provide the health care professional a better understanding of the interplay and importance of whole-person care (mind, body and spirit) and immune system function for one’s health & public health optimization.
3/2006 - 6/2006 HPRO 696-1
DIRECTED STUDY/SPECIAL PROJECT (1 STUDENT)
3/2006 - 6/2006 HPRO 698-4
DISSERTATION (1 STUDENT)
1/2006 - 3/2006 HPRO 696-4
DIRECTED STUDY/SPECIAL PROJECT (2 STUDENTS)
1/2006 - 3/2006 HPRO 698-2
DISSERATION (1 STUDENT)
9/2005 - Present HPRO 515:  Mind-Body Interactions and Health Outcomes      
This is a module-based course that provides the foundation for understanding the interconnections/communications and consequence/modulation between the mind/(brain), body, and emotions with the neuroendocrine and immune systems. These systems function in an intricate interplay that interacts with the environment (external and internal)  to provide the dynamic balance for cellular communication and life. It is individualized and results in an equilibrium that is a balance between health and illness. This course is focused on an understanding of that science, psychoneuroimmunology, on an individual that may predispose them or protect them from diseases, a chronic medical condition ...or move them towards “greater” wellness. It is a scientific medical discipline that has practical applications but still developing and in its infancy of molecular understanding.  Indeed, how does the body “hang together” and communicate if it doesn’t “talk” to itself! 
9/2005 - 12/2005 HPRO 694-2
RESEARCH MENTORING (1 STUDENT)
6/2005 - 9/2005 HPRO 698-2
DISSERTATION MENTORING (1 STUDENT)
9/2004 - 12/2004 Guest Lectures
Invited lectures to Dept of Psychology on Mind Body Medicine Linkage (Clinical Psychology & PsyD Student Program) For Course entitled: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
6/2006 - 6/2007 Clinical Coordinator Preventive Care Internships
Clerkship/Internship Coordinator for Preventive Care (PC) graduate students into and through their Internship Program and needs. All PC students are required to fulfill 1400 hours of internship training as part of their DrPH degree requirements.
6/2006 - 6/2007 Coordinator Lifestyle Intervention Certificate Program
Coordinate student in the Lifestyle Certificate Intervention Program. Over see the program fpr on-line courses and updating of new courses.
3/2006 - 6/2006 HPRO 704A-1
PREVENTIVE CARE INTERNSHIP COORDINATION (1 STUDENT)
3/2006 - 6/2006 HPRO 704B-1
PREVENTIVE CARE INTERNSHIP COORDINATION (2 STUDENTS)
3/2006 - 6/2006 HPRO 704D-1
PREVENTIVE CARE INTERNSHIP COORDINATION (1 STUDENT)
1/2006 - 3/2006 HPRO 704A-1
PREVENTIVE CARE INTERNSHIP COORDINATION (3 STUDENTS)
1/2006 - 3/2006 HPRO 704B-1
PREVENTIVE CARE INTERNSHIP COOEDINATION(1 STUDENT)
9/2005 - 12/2005 HPRO 704A-2
PREVENTIVE CARE INTERNSHIP COORDINATION (2 STUDENTS)
9/2005 - 12/2005 HPRO 704B-2
PREVENTIVE CARE INTERNSHIP COORDINATION (1 STUDENT)
9/2005 - 12/2005 HPRO 704C-1
PREVENTIVE CARE INTERNSHIP COORDINATION (3 STUDENTS)
9/2004 - 3/2005 Curriculum Development
DrPH Preventive Care Program Curriculum Development and Revision in committee and in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Anderson (HPRO Chair)
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
7/2005 - 6/2006 Conversion of VHS Video format tapes to DVD format and editing for use in classroom teaching. Use of DVD video educational material incorporated into PowerPoint presentations
3/2005 - 6/2005 HPRO 606: Preventive Care Seminar: Stress Management
Current issues in the preventive care field, such as ethical limits, health care fraud, practice management, third-party reimbursement. Integration of course work with challenges expected in employment situations. Guest lecturers. Limited to preventive care students.
9/2004 - 12/2004 HPRO 525: Spirituality and Health
Lecture and discussion of a current topic in health promotion bearing on the theory or practice of one aspect of the discipline. Specific content varies from quarter to quarter. May be repeated for additional credit.
7/2004 - 6/2005 Production of Educational Materials
Conversion of VHS Video format tapes to DVD format and editing for use in classroom teaching