Faculty & Staff

Department of Public Health Sciences

Marshare Penny, Dr.P.H.

Associate Professor of Public Health
Director, Master of Public Health; Chair, Public Health Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 552-8385
E-mail: mpenny@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H144

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Dr.P.H. Public Health, Health Promotion and Education Loma Linda University 2014
M.P.H. Public Health, Epidemiology San Diego State University 2004
B.S. Health Science, Community Health Education San Diego State University 2002

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Akua Amankwaah, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 951-552-8458
E-mail: aamankwaah@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Sciences Campus, H 143

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Nutrition Science Purdue University, W Lafayette, IN 2017
M.S. Nutrition Science Bowling Green University, Ohio 2010
B.S. Nutrition and Food Sciences University of Ghana, Legon, Accra 2002

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Lindsay Fahnestock, Dr.P.H.

Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 951-552-8535
E-mail: lfahnestock@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: H133

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Dr.P.H. Nutrition Loma Linda University 2017
M.P.H. Environmental Health Loma Linda University 2012
B.S. Biology California Baptist University 2009

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Sangmin Kim, Ed.D., MCHES

Professor of Public Health Sciences
Professor
Office Phone: 951-552-8536
E-mail: sakim@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H142

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction /Community Health University of Northern Iowa 2004
M.A. Community Health University of Northern Iowa 2001

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Robert LaChausse, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department Chairman, Department of Public Health Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 552-8484
E-mail: rlachausse@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H135

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology Claremont Graduate University 2007
M.A. Health and Behavioral Science California State University, San Bernardino 1998
B.A. Psychology California State University, San Bernardino 1994

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Sanggon Nam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Health
Department of Public Health Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 552.8083
E-mail: snam@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H136

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Preventive Medicine and Community Health (Social Epidemiology) University of Texas Medical Branch 2012
M.S. Sociology (Minor in Statistics) Clemson University 2007
B.A. Journalism and Culture Handong University, South Korea 2000

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Ashley Parks, Dr.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Public Health Science
Assistant Professor of Public Health Science
Office Phone: 951-552-8347
E-mail: aparks@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H139

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Dr.P.H. Doctor of Public Health University of California Los Angeles 2016
MTech Masters in Technology Management Georgetown 2018
M.P.H. Master of Public Health California State University Fresno 2008

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Melissa Wigginton, Dr.P.H., CHES

Associate Professor of Health Science
Office Phone: (951) 552-8537
E-mail: mwigginton@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H-138

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Dr.P.H. Health Education Loma Linda University 2011
M.S. Health and Fitness Promotion California State University Fullerton 2008
B.S. Clinical Exercise Science California State University San Bernardino 2006

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Shasha Zheng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Office Phone: (951) 552-8386
E-mail: szheng@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H137

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Human Molecular Nutrition / Epigenetics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2011
M.A. Medical Nutritional Sciences / Clinics Boston University School of Medicine 2007

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Katreena Gavrila

Department Secretary, Public Health Sciences
Office Phone: 951-552-8535
E-mail: kgavrila@calbaptist.edu

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