Our program embraces whole person care. As a resident, you’ll find caring leadership ready to support you in achieving your goals. 

Improving population health and wellness drives everything we do. Our residents have passion for lifestyle and compassion for the communities they serve.

Program Leadership

Karen R. Studer, MD, MBA, MPH

Karen R. Studer, MD, MBA, MPH

Program Director

Dr. Studer has been the program director since July 2019. She is board certified in preventive medicine, integrative medicine and lifestyle medicine. She is also the program director of the MPH in Population Medicine at the School of Public Health and works clinically at the VA.

Faculty

Lori Wilber, MD, MPH

Lori Wilber, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Peter Bastian, MD, MPH

Peter Bastian, MD, MPH

Brenda Rea, MD, DrPH, RD

Brenda Rea, MD, DrPH, RD

Allan Darnell, MD, MPH

Allan Darnell, MD, MPH

Sara Johnson, MD,  MPH

Sara Johnson, MD, MPH

Chief Resident

Robert West, MD, MPH

Robert West, MD, MPH

Rob West was raised in Winston-Salem, NC and attended the University of Kentucky, where he completed his MD and MPH degrees. He is interested in health care policy and the mental health aspects of public health.

PGY-2

Meena Dopp, MD  Loma Linda University
Name Graduate School
Kimberly Conley, MD, MPH Loma Linda University
Daniel Angerbauer, MD University of Miami Miller, School of Medicine

PGY-3

Name Graduate School
Elisha Webster, MD University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Emily Khatchaturian, DO Western University of Health Sciences
Robert West, MD, MPH University of Kentucky
Ryan Herring, MD University of Illinois College of Medicine
Rafik Saleh, MD Cairo University - Egypt

Alumni

Name Post-Placement
Jennifer Chevinsky, MD, MPH
(2019)
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for two years; currently serves as Health Deputy of Riverside County Health Department.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity 
Leith States, MD, MPH (2015) Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department Health and Human Services
Adley Dason, MD, MPH (2019) Assistant Program Director Addiction Medicine Fellowship at LLU
Rasika Thondukolam, MD, MPH (2018) Occupational Medicine fellowship
Peter Bastian, MD, MPH (2019) Faculty, Loma Linda University Department of Preventive Medicine
Leah Humann, MD, MPH (2019) Faculty, Loma Linda University, Department of Preventive Medicine
David Yoon, MD, MPH (2020) Addiction Medicine fellowship