MPH in Nutrition-2013
With 5 years of active duty in the United States Army under his belt, Craig Doussett’s shift to the field of nutrition was an exciting decision for him. “I decided to transition into nutrition because it was the most interesting topic I could talk about for an extended period of time. I have always been intrigued by various topics in nutrition, from history and literature to art and humor.” After graduating from Cal State University San Bernardino in 2010 with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science, Craig knew that Loma Linda University was the place for him to propel his nutrition career.
“Loma Linda has the reputation of educating AND transforming their students. There is a definite ‘call to action’ at Loma Linda and the instructors take their mission seriously. I was attracted initially to the reputation of Loma Linda but was convinced ultimately by the type of course work and experience I believed I would have at Loma Linda. I appreciate the access to the teachers outside of the classroom. Their doors are always open and they are actually in their offices when they say they will be. There are many great aspects of the program, but this in particular helped guide my experience.”
“The department is full of professionals and if your goal is to become a professional, then examples abound. Connecting right away with someone already in (or just finishing) the program is also helpful. I try to ask them everything I can!”
Craig currently lives in Palm Springs with his wife and three children, and works as Director of Education for Clark’s Nutrition & Natural Foods Market. He plans on graduating with his MPH in 2013, and then continuing to the DrPH program in Nutrition at LLU.