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Pramil N. Singh, DrPH

Pramil N. Singh, DrPH

Director

 

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.

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Wendy Shih, DrPH

Wendy Shih, DrPH

Faculty

 

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.

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Flor Merlos

Flor Merlos

Administrative Assistant

 

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.

Jessica Steinbach

Jessica Steinbach

Research Assistant

 

Jessica Steinbach is a second year masters student in the school of Public Health. She is specifically studying nutrition and dietetics and hopes to become an eating disorder registered dietitian upon her graduation from the program in 2019.