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Dr. Rosa Herring

Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Department of Health Promotion & Education
24951 North Circle Drive, Nichol Hall 1410

Brief Biography:

Dr. Herring is a Pacific Union College trained registered nurse who completed her master's at the University of Texas at Dallas, and her PhD in health education at Texas Woman’s University. Her dissertation was a study comparing the health beliefs and health promotion activities of Black and White women. She has been on faculty at Loma Linda University for nearly 14 years. She has been on faculty at Loma Linda University in the School of Public Health for over 17 years. She has three children, two are physicians and has a PhD in biochemistry from Loma Linda University.

Academic positions:

•Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Education, Loma Linda University School of Public Health. •Coordinator for MPH Health Education Field Practicum •Co-Investigator for the Adventist Health Studies-2 •Liaison/Coordinator for Adventist Health Studies-2 Black/African American Cohort

Research interests:

Adventist Health Study-2; Women’s Health Issues Minority Health Issues (including the family) Violence Issues (intimate partner violence, family violence) Divorce Mediation & counseling Child Advocacy Childhood Obesity, focus on the family

Any other information:

- Nursing Workforce Diversity grant program objective reviewer; The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA’s) Division of Independent Review (DIR), 1999-present - Associated Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/CDC Internship Program Professional Reviewer 2006-present. - HRSA Division of Independent Review (DIR) - Bureau of Health Professions Nurse Education, Practice & Retention Grant Reviewer, 2004- Present - Journal of the National Medical Association reviewer, 2005- present - ATPM Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine—Reviewer for the 2nd Annual Paul Ambrose Health Promotion Study Leadership Symposium, May 2002. - Abstract reviewer for APHA Academic Public Health Caucus, Jan.- March 2002. -

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