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CHHS Spring Faculty and Staff Virtual Convening

Published January 12, 2021

To kick off the Spring Semester, the CHHS Office of the Dean cordially invites CHHS faculty and staff to attend the CHHS Virtual Spring CHHS Convening on Friday, January 22 from 3 PM to 5 PM. The purpose of this event is to update and connect the CHHS faculty and staff. Get a high-level overview of Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 priorities, share insights into how we can creatively engage students in remote learning, and participate in a follow-up discussion about addressing racism in CHHS and beyond. Plus, we will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the new building plans. 


  • 3:00 pm: Dean’s Welcome
  • 3:05 pm: Greetings from Provost Jersky
  • 3:10 pm: BEACH 2030 - CHHS on the Move
  • 3:40 pm: Engaging Students in Remote Instruction Panel Discussion
    • Panelists: Dr. Belinda Daughrity, Dr. Melissa Bittner, Dr. Curt Davidson, and Dr. James Lott
    • Discussants: Dr. Linda Kiltz and Dr. Jackie Dawson.
  • 4:00 pm: CHHS and Racism: Convocation Follow-Up Discussion
    • Moderators: Dr. AJ Jadalla, Dr. Amber Johnson, and Dr. Kellie Walters
  • 4:45 pm: Update on CHHS New Building
  • 5:00 pm: Adjourn

CHHS and Racism: Convocation Follow-Up

Discussion Materials

In preparation for our Spring CHHS Convening, please take the opportunity to review these documents before the presentation. 

CHHS Convocation Discussion Themes - Contains the data used to develop potential goals and actions.

CHHS Convocation Theme Goals - Contains a table with suggested strategies and actions.  

Discussion Moderators 

Ahlam (AJ) JadallaDr. Ahlam (AJ) Jadalla, School of Nursing

Dr. Jadalla has 15 years of clinical experience in adult oncology. As a professor within the School of Nursing, she has taught in the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels with focus on research and evidence-based practice. Her areas of expertise include the interplay of culture and health, evidence translation in clinical settings and evidence synthesis. Dr. Jadalla is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)and Sigma Theta Tau International. She was inducted into the Western Institute of Nursing in 2019. She serves as an Academic member on the Kaiser Permanente Academy of Evidence Based Practice and on the ONS’s Caregiver Strain evidence team.  She reviews regularly for the Oncology Nursing Forum and has published widely.

Amber JohnsonDr. Amber Johnson, Department of Health Science

Dr. Amber Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Science at California State University at Long Beach. She earned both her PhD and MPH in Community Health Education received her BA in Psychology.  Her love for epidemiology also motivated her to pursue a Post-Bac Certificate in Epidemiology.   Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on the social epidemiology. Her research is guided by the weathering hypothesis, which posits that stress associated with racial inequities may cause health deterioration among African Americans as early as young adulthood, leading to racial disparities in health outcomes over the life span. Dr. Johnson has also had experience working with community-based participatory research projects, HIV prevention, CVD prevention education on the campus of Historically Black College and Universities, and community health assessment and outreach. Dr. Johnson enjoys creating an engaging and interactive learning environment that encourages students to become active learners in and out of the classroom.


Kellie WaltersDr. Kellie Walters, Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Kellie Walters is an Assistant Professor in the Kinesiology Department at California State University, Long Beach.Dr. Walters is the current chair of the CHHS Faculty Council and her research interests focus on the relationship between physical activity and psychosocial health in adolescent girls and adult women.