DAVID LOPEZ, ED.D, RCP, RRT
David Lopez, is an Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health Professions and Department Chair for: Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Physician Assistant Sciences, and the Life Support Education Center at Loma Linda University. His interests and background include, program and curriculum development, cognitive neuroscience, cardiopulmonary intensive care, perinatal and neonatal respiratory care, and translational research focused on respiratory care practice. His professional career began in 1981 as a graduate of the respiratory care program at Loma Linda University. David joined the cardiopulmonary department in 1985 as an instructor, following approximately two years with the Loma Linda University Overseas Heart Surgery Team in Saudi Arabia. This initial international experience led to many international endeavors expanding the reach of respiratory care to a global community. Dr. Lopez research interest is within higher education, neuro-cognitive science, and inflammatory process.