Pramil N. Singh, DrPH
Born in New Zealand, Dr. Singh completed his undergraduate work at University of California, Los Angeles and doctoral training in epidemiology at Loma Linda University. During the past decade, his research has focused on the study and measurement of lifestyle exposures (diet, tobacco, physical activity) in population-based studies in the U.S. and Asia. He has authored or co-authored numerous reports in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been a PI or co-I on grants from the NIH, DHHS, and ASPH. At Loma Linda University, he holds a joint faculty appointment in Epidemiology and Global Health. He has over 25 years experience in analyzing biomedical data.
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David Shavlik, PhD
Faculty Lead - Epidemiology
Dave Shavlik holds a master’s degree in biostatistics and a doctoral degree in epidemiology. His research has focused on spatial models of air pollution. He has over 20 years of experience in statistical programming and data management on federally funded biomedical research projects at LLUH.
Wendy Shih, DrPH
Faculty Lead - Biostatistics
Dr. Wendy Shih is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and biostatistician for Center for Health Research – Research Consulting Group at Loma Linda University. She received her Dr.PH in Biostatistics from the University of California-Los Angeles and joined the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA as a post-doctorate upon graduation. Since then, Dr. Shih has been involved in several multi-site, randomized clinical trials in ASD research. Her areas of expertise include intervention study design and analysis, statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal and clustered data, machine learning techniques, and treatment mechanisms. She collaborates in diverse areas of social and biological sciences focusing on topic areas including autism spectrum disorder, genetics, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Jayakaran S. Job, MD, DrPH
Faculty Lead - Program Evaluation
Dr. Job is a medical epidemiologist and academician with professional interests ranging from infectious disease control and maternal and child health to prevention of tobacco use particularly in global settings. He serves as a consultant to numerous organizations working in the field of global health. One of his greatest passions is in educating the next generations of health professionals. With over 38 years of experience in the disciplines of medicine and health, Dr. Job currently serves as Professor in the School of Public Health (Global Health, Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Population Medicine) and the School of Medicine (Preventive Medicine, and Medicine), Loma Linda University, California, USA.
Anna Nelson, DrPH
Faculty Lead - Behavioral Health
Dr. Anna Nelson is an assistant professor at the School of Public Health, with health education being the focus of her teaching and research. During her 20+ years of experience in health education, she had opportunities to plan and conduct international and US-based health education programs as well as participate in the development and work of several lifestyle centers. As part of her work as an associate health ministries director for the Seventh-Day Adventist Southern Union Conference, she helped oversee health education and humanitarian projects in the nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. Dr. Nelson is passionate about health education as she believes it does not simply improve health but it provides individuals and entire communities with a better quality of life.
Flor Merlos is an administrative assistant for the Center for Health Research and Research Consulting Group. She has a bachelor’s in Biology from California State University of Los Angeles and has supported the dental field in administrative duties for over 7 years. During her spare time, she enjoys watching her niece play soccer.