My approach to teaching has been shaped by my own experiences as a student, the contributions of mentors, the competencies set by my field, and my investments in my professional development as a teacher. From my early beginnings as the daughter of an educator, I grew up in a family where education was greatly valued. It followed that I would pursue higher education, and I became the first in my extended family to earn a doctoral degree. As I continued on my path, I was exposed to influential teachers and different teaching styles and techniques, many from which I have borrowed in my own classroom.  Today, I actively cultivate my teaching by teaching and by participating in workshops and professional development opportunities, consulting with colleagues, and studying authorities in public health education.

I previously taught Master's and Doctoral students at the Claremont Graduate University School of Community and Global Health (CGU-SCGH), and in the Department of Epidemiology at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLU-SPH).

I have many more years of teaching experience collectively at graduate, undergraduate and non-university settings. My earliest teaching experience was for a small, non-profit company called Testing for the Public in Berkeley, CA which offered GRE strategy courses.

My teaching philosophy is available upon request

My statement of diversity is available upon request


CGH 302 – Epidemiology

CGH 314 – Emerging Chronic and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

CGH 304 – Environmental and Occupational Health

EPDM 588 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (LLU-SPH)


EPDM 606/605 – Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology (LLU-SPH)


CGH 406 – Advanced Public Health Practicum

CGH 407A, B, C – Advanced Integrative Public Health Practicum

Academic paper describing the development, piloting and evaluation of advanced integrative practicum


Administrative Roles in Academia

Director of PhD Program in Health Promotion Sciences, CGU-SCGH, July 2018 -

Director of DrPH Program, CGU-SCGH, July 2016 – June 2018

Director of PhD Program in Epidemiology, LLU-SPH, 2013-2015