Melissa Wigginton, DrPH, CHES

Assistant Professor of Health Science

Office Phone: (951) 552-8537
Office Location: Health Science Campus H138
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-6:00; Thursday 12:00-2:00

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
DrPH Health Education Loma Linda University 2011
M.S. Health and Fitness Promotion California State University Fullerton 2008
B.S. Clinical Exercise Science California State University San Bernardino 2006
  • Additional Education

    Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

  • Courses Taught

    Ethics in Health Care
    Therapeutic Interventions
    Nutrition and Health
    Intro to Global Health
    Health Communication
    Introduction to Public Health
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Childhood/adult obesity
    Health promotion and education
    Chronic disease intervention
    Stress and Health

  • Teaching Experience

    Crafton hills College- 2010-2012
    Loma Linda University- 2009-2011
    California State University, San Bernardino- 2008-2010
    California State University, Fullerton- 2007-2009

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Sandals Church, Riverside, CA
    Big Valley Christian Church, Modesto, CA

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Sandals Church, Riverside, CA
    Big Valley Christian Church, Modesto, CA

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Riverside County Health Coalition
    Inland Empire Health Educator Alliance

  • Personal Philosophy

    "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

    "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28