Preventive Medicine

The Department of Preventive Medicine is involved in preventive medicine clinical care, education, and research for the School of Medicine. The department provides a comprehensive, four-year preventive medicine curriculum to all medical students. Graduate medical education training is available in a general preventive medicine residency, an occupational medicine residency, an addiction medicine fellowship, and a combined family and preventive medicine residency.

The department works with and supports the School of Public Health, as well as other Loma Linda programs in health promotion and epidemiology research projects—the most prominent of which is the Adventist Health Study. Preventive medicine faculty members direct clinical services at the Center for Health Promotion, the Occupational Medicine Center, the Social Action Community (SAC) Health System clinics, and five separate Inland Empire university health services. A diverse faculty focuses primary activities through the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Medical Center, the San Bernardino County and Riverside County health departments, and other regional and community entities.


April Wilson

Primary faculty

Michael A. Caruso

Bonnie I. Chi-Lum

Rebecca Chung

Camille Clarke

Tonya Cramer

T. Allan Darnell

Kenneth W. Hart

Ronald P. Hattis

Haitham Juma

Sarah Lavery

Aileen Lo

Ariane Marie-Mitchell

Melissa Mondala

Claire Nelson

Michael J. Orlich

Alma M. Palisoc

Dipika Pandit

Warren R. Peters

Amy Reese

Akbar Sharip

Karen Studer

Juna Tsao

April Wilson

Secondary and adjunct faculty

Carolina Abrew-Quimbaya

Mihran H. Ask

James Crounse

N. Margarete Ezinwa

Patricia Flynn

Gary Fraser

Herbert Giebel

Richard H. Hart

Jayakaran S. Job

Lori Karan

Wonha Kim

Jason Lohr

Fayth Miles

Susan B. Montgomery

Olivia Moses

Tricia Y. Penniecook

Manjit Randhawa

Brenda Rea

Kevin Shannon

Serena Tonstad

Loretta Joy Wilber

Wesley S. Youngberg