Dr. Helen Hopp Marshak is Dean of the Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Public Health. Her research and practice interests include evaluation of tobacco control programs for the States of California and Washington, and more broadly, identifying social and personal factors that place people at risk, or generate resilience. She has served as an external evaluator on multiple California Tobacco Control Program projects over the last two decades, primarily for the local lead agencies of the Inland Empire in Southern California. She served as an exam item writer on the first National Board of Public Health Education CPH Exam, for the behavioral and social science section, and was Vice Chair of the LLU Institutional Review Board for over a decade. She served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at LLU SPH prior to becoming Dean, and as a faculty member in the area of health education since she arrived at LLU.
Dr. Hopp Marshak received a BS in Psychology from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California, followed by a MS and PhD in Social Psychology, with a minor in Health Services, from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She is also credentialed as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.