Founded by Dr. Gerald Winslow and led by Institute Director Dr. Wonha Kim, the IHPL team is well prepared to serve as leaders for the study and promotion of innovative health policies that will help achieve better health outcomes for those in our region and beyond.

Wonha Kim

Wonha Kim, MD, MPH, CPH, FAAP


Dr. Wonha Kim completed her undergraduate training at Princeton University, where she majored in policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and minored in Spanish Language and Literature. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins and stayed on at Hopkins for her pediatric residency.

Immediately after completing her pediatric residency, she sought further training in general preventive medicine and public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, obtaining her Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree during the process. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Public Health/General Preventive Medicine. In October 2013, she joined the faculty at Loma Linda University as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Preventive Medicine, Assistant Professor for the School of Public Health, and Senior Research Scholar for the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. In September 2015, she became the Associate Director for the Institute.  She began her role as the Institute Director in January 2017.

Gerald Winslow

Gerald Winslow, PhD

Founding Director

Dr. Gerald Winslow is the founding Director of the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership and the Director for Center for Christian Bioethics. He is also a Professor of Religion at Loma Linda University, specializing in biomedical ethics and the relationship of social ethics to health policy.

He received his undergraduate education at Walla Walla University and his Masters degree at Andrews University. He earned his doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has also been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, University of Virginia, and the University of Tübingen. For over forty years, he has specialized in teaching and writing about ethics, especially biomedical ethics. His books include Triage and Justice published by the University of California Press and Facing Limits (edited with James Walters) from Westview Press. His articles have appeared in academic journals such as the Western Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Pediatrics, the Hastings Center Report, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and General Dentistry. He has presented lectures and seminars at universities and for professional groups throughout North America and in Australia, Europe, Russia, Africa, and Asia. He is a member of the California Technology Assessment Forum, a public forum for the evaluation of new health care technologies. He has served as a consultant in biomedical ethics for major health care systems and for research conducted by pharmaceutical companies.