Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an associate research professor and program director in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University and program director of doctoral studies in health sciences at Trident University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Dr. Marin received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Riverside; an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College.
Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS, is an independent facilitator for patient advocacy for the underprivileged in her immediate community. She received a master’s degree from Georgetown University in biohazardous agents and emerging infectious diseases, a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University, and an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College. She gained work experience at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in the NICU, PICU, and emergency departments and as an adjunct faculty member at Loma Linda University and Victor Valley Community College.
Amber Melendez, RCP, RRT, is currently working as a respiratory therapist for the Hesperia Unified School District, providing care to medically fragile students. She received her respiratory therapy education at Victor Valley College and has gained clinical experience in the areas of trauma, hyperbaric therapy, and emergency and intensive care. She also holds a professional expert position at Victor Valley College, where she conducts laboratory educational activities for respiratory therapy students.