Honors and Awards

Community Awards and Honors

  • California State University RIMI Advisory Board Member San Bernardino, CA (2010 - 2012)
  • Public Health Professional of the Year, County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors, 2007. (07/2007)
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Office; County of San Bernardino Black Infant Health Project: June 2006 (06/2006)
  • Colton Unified School District: Appreciation Recognition by School Board. (05/2001)
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District: Appreciation Recognition by School Board. (03/2000)
  • Project imPACCT, San Bernardino County Resolution presented by County Supervisor Walker in support of Teen Pregnancy related efforts in the County. May 5, 1998. (05/1998)

Professional Awards and Honors

  • Healthy Start II: Excellence in performance award, HRSA, Presented by DHHS Secretary Donna Shalala, San Bernardino. (10/1998)
  • Delta Omega Honor Society. (06/1998)
  • Project imPACT Award for Building Common Ground on the Issue of Teen Pregnancy by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, White House, April 30, 1998. (04/1998)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Cancer Institute, University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine. (06/1990 - 12/1991)
  • Pre-doctoral traineeship through the Institute of Social Research; Research Training Program on Psychosocial Factors in Mental Health and Illness. Funding agency: NIMH. (07/1985 - 06/1987)
  • DHHS Personal responsibility education program Tribal Prep: Native Challenge; Riverside San Bernardino Counounty Indian Health Inc. Five (5) eyar award through 7/2021; currently in no cost extension until 12/21; Role : Lead Evaluator (07/2021)

University Awards and Honors

  • Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Faculty Research Award. (06/2001)
  • Rackham Fellowship, University of Michigan. (09/1984 - 04/1985)
  • Public Health Traineeship, University of Michigan. (05/1983 - 04/1984)
  • Understanding Health and Emotional Responses and Perceptions of Asian Indian Needs (Her Pain), Loma Linda Health, GRASP Inititative, Interdisciplinary Research Award, February 2017-current; Role: Co-PI (02/2017)