About Karla G. Lavin Williams, DrPH

Dr. Lavin Williams is a full-time faculty member and Program Director for the Bachelor of Science in Health-Care Administration Program, positions she has held since the program’s inception in 2010. Her health-care industry background spans over 25 years.  She has skillfully held a variety of positions with emphasis in sports medicine, allied health, health-care administration, health education, emotional intelligence and executive and wellness coaching.

As the Program Director, Dr. Lavin Williams is responsible for facilitating the student application, selection and enrollment processes; student advising, mentoring and coaching; professional certification, regional accreditation and assessment; local and international program promotion and advancement; and curriculum development and online course creation and instruction.  Additionally, she serves on the SAHP Faculty Development Team, the LLU Tactical Team A Taskforce Committee, Academic Student Success Committee, the LLU Online Formative Peer Assessment team and the LLU Academic Excellence Committee.  Her research interests include faculty and student development, leadership, emotional intelligence, executive and wellness coaching, sustainability, resilience, and education.

Previously, Dr. Lavin Williams was the Project Manager for two federally-funded disaster/telemedicine projects at the Loma Linda University Medical Center and the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of CARE, a nonprofit research and health education company.  In both positions, she contributed to the fields of mass casualty and public health research and to advancements that benefited local, state, and federal agencies.