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A part of the "NeighborGood" initiative, the Micah 6:8 series was developed to create space for meaningful conversations and training around diversity, equity, and inclusion to facilitate culturally appropriate health care education and practice at Loma Linda University Health.

Join us for our upcoming presentations, featuring discussions and experiences geared to facilitate health and wellness here at LLUH.

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Meet our Presenters

October 29, 2020 Presenters

Dr. Bridgette Peteet, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Loma Linda University. Before her appointment last year, she was a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati for 11 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and currently supervises doctoral trainees at the SACH Health System in San Bernardino. She teaches courses on addiction and cultural diversity.  She runs the Resilience and Disparities (RAD) Lab, which investigates health inequities in substance use disorders/opioid use disorders (SUD/OUD) using a community-inclusive and culturally-responsive framework. She is the PI on a $3 million HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students grant to build pathways to diversify the scientific workforce. She has facilitated cultural competency training for universities, businesses, and community health agencies for more than 15 years. She is a past recipient of the UC Mariam Spencer Diversity Ambassador Award and the Charles and Shirley Thomas Award from the American Psychological Association Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race for her institutional and national contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Juan Carlos Belliard, Ph.D., MPH, is the Assistant Vice President for Community Partnerships and Director of the Institute for Community Partnerships. He holds an appointment as a Professor in Global Health in the School of Public Health.Juan Carlos Belliard has taught in culture and health; traditional, complementary and alternative medicine; ethnographic research methods; health disparities; and migrant health. His research interests are focused on medical pluralism, exploring how migrant communities utilize parallel healthcare systems. Dr. Belliard is dedicated to various efforts that strengthen community-university relationships. His passion for minority health, education, and health equity have been an impetus in creating the Promotores Academy at the San Manuel Gateway College, a certificate program for promotores/community health workers trained to bridge the gap between health systems and the community. Dr. Belliard and his wife Anastasia have two children Victoria and Nicolás. The Belliards all share a love for music, reading, traveling, camping, running, and fútbol.

Jessica ChenFeng, Ph.D., LMFT, is Associate Director of Physician Vitality at LLUH. Growing up in Los Angeles in a Taiwanese immigrant family and the Asian American Christian church has shaped her research and clinical work around socio-contextual issues such as gender, race, generation, and spirituality. She loves New York in the fall, Seattle in the summer, baking sourdough bread, sewing clothes, and lightly sweetened jasmine milk tea.

Dan Rogstad, MD-PhD, is the Assistant Dean for Basic Science Education at Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM) and an Infectious Diseases physician in the Department of Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC).  He has taught Biochemistry to first-year medical students for five years and is a leader in the LLUSM large-scale curriculum transformation that went live in August of 2020.  He has been married to his best friend, Katie, for 17 years and has five children (ages 14 to 5).  He enjoys playing the piano and composing/arranging in his spare time.