School of Allied Health Professions at Loma Linda University

Brian Sharp, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Brian D. Sharp, PhD, CCC-SLP, holds the position of assistant professor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Allied Health Professions at Loma Linda University (LLU), and chairs the committee of clinical coordinators for the school. As a licensed speech-language pathologist he has worked in all areas from birth to geriatric while specializing in swallowing and neurogenic disorders. His current research is centered on stroke prevention and rehabilitation based on the mind-body principles of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). He is currently publishing research on the connection between stress, depression, and quality of life on stroke recovery. He has contributed to his field by serving on the board of directors for the California Speech Language and Hearing Association (CSHA) for 12 years.

Stacey Cunningham, MHS, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, Department Occupational Therapy
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Stacey Cunningham graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with her master’s degree in occupational therapy. Her clinical experience includes outpatient rehabilitation, neurology, pediatrics, feeding, the school system, and hippotherapy. Stacey thoroughly enjoys being an assistant professor at Loma Linda University’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Concurrently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Policy and Social Research. Her research areas of interest include human trafficking prevention, high school dropout prevention, and the art of understanding how individuals form impressions. When not hitting the books, Stacey enjoys running, creative arts, travel, hiking, camping, event planning, ministry/mission involvement, and time with family and friends.
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