Department alumni tend to carry that entrepreneurial spirit. Many are very successful in their efforts to pioneer prevention through lifestyle changes. Some of our alumni are highlighted here.
Hans Diehl graduated in 1975 with a DrHSc (the former name of the DrPH in Preventive Care). His work focuses on the prevention of cardiovascular disease via lifestyle changes. He founded the successful Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP), a prevention and control program for coronary heart disease through lifestyle modification.
Dr. Diehl has authored a number of books and has been published in a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Don Hall is a 1978 graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Public Health Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Preventive Care program. He has provided health assessments, consulting, and training services for organizations including Nike, Tektronix, Hewlett-Packard, Safeway, and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists through his brainchild, Wellsource.
Dr. Hall is a champion for lifestyle change and is dedicated to public health. He is a visionary and educator, devoted to his craft of prevention.
Ernie Medina completed the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Preventive Care and Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Promotion in 1993. Dr. Medina is a self-proclaimed "exergaming evangelist" who is the originator and co-founder of the XRtainment Zone, a first-of-a-kind family fitness and wellness center combining the latest in exertainment equipment and professional programming for total family wellness.
He is committed to fighting the pediatric obesity epidemic through his work with the XRtainment Zone and as a clinician at the Beaver Medical Group in Redlands, California. Dr. Medina is also on faculty at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health as an assistant clinical professor of health promotion. In his various roles, he is able to guest lecture, supervise doctoral interns, and champion change for prevention.