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Len Novilla MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Public Health

2064 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Len B. Novilla Education MPH, University of Utah, 1999 M.D., University of the City of Manila, 1990 B.S. Public Health, University of the Philippines, Institute of Public Health, 1986 Background Beneath her smiles and quiet ways was a life of struggle. Len, the fifth in a brood of seven, grew up in a rough and impoverished setting in Tondo, Manila, Philippines where education was a luxury not a right. Such condition was made even more difficult by the passing of her father when she was only six years of age. Even at that time, her mother had instilled in her and in her siblings the power of education ----the power to inspire and enlighten minds and to change lives. Having experienced such transformation in her life, Len values teaching ---believing that one’s teaching is only as powerful as the life that lives it. On this she gives thanks to the mentors she has in life whose examples of kindness, faith, humility, service, and perseverance are lessons for her to master. Len joined BYU in 2003 as an Associate Professor at the Department of Health Science. She teaches Chronic Disease Prevention and Control at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has also taught the Maternal and Child Health Issues and Grant Writing in the MPH Program and directed the Philippines International Internship Program for the BYU Kennedy Center. Her research interests include the role of the family in health with particular emphasis on engaging the family as the sustaining framework for health promotion and disease prevention strategies; defining the role of the family in addressing health inequities; and defining the link between the family and health systems, focusing on system assessment and strengthening within the context of the social determinants of health. Together with a group of faculty and student researchers, their study entitled, “How Can We Get the Social Determinants of Health Message on the Public Policy and Public Health Agenda? Translating Data into a Social Determinants of Health Information Tool to Inform Policy and Public Health Programs” was selected by the World Health Organization as one of the 28 case studies from around the globe intended to highlight country experiences on implementing action on the social determinants of health. These case studies are featured in the World Health Organization’s website which is accessible globally as part of the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, held last October 19-21 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Len is an elected member of the Alpha Theta Chapter of the Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health. She currently serves in various boards and committees such as the Board of Trustees at Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Executive Committee of the Thrasher Research Fund, Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Health Disparities Advisory Council, and the Utah Public Health Association (UPHA) Policy Committee. She is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA)-International Health Section and the Society of Public Health Educators (SOPHE). Prior to joining BYU, Len was a Senior Research Manager for the Thrasher Research Fund, managing several international and U.S.-based pediatric research grants. As a mom, Len enjoys reading to her two children. Together with her husband Nathan, they love spending time with their children, nephews, and nieces by reading books out loud, going on family trips, gardening, and making crafts.

Research Interests

Health Policy & the Social Determinants of Health, Maternal, Child, & Family Health • Understanding the impact of policy on individual and community health • Utilizing the family as the sustaining framework for health promotion and disease prevention strategies • Defining the role of the family in addressing the health inequities resulting from the social determinants of population health • Defining the link between family health and health systems assessment and strengthening within the context of the social determinants of health • Addressing disparities in the delivery and access to health care services • Understanding the determinants, distribution, patterns, and burden of chronic diseases, particularly heart disease, diabetes and obesity in at-risk and underserved communities • Using family health history and familial risk stratification as a preventive tool in chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke • Understanding adolescent health risk behaviors and their implications on health programs, services, and policies • Understanding the health implications of early and late age at first birth

Teaching Interests

Integration of Public Health & Primary Care Social Context of Health & Disease Chronic Diseases (Non-communicable Diseases) Infectious Diseases Maternal & Child Health Social Determinants of Health Health in All Policies Gerontology: Health & Aging Grant Writing

Licenses and Certifications

  • Alzheimer's Association, Certificate of Completion-Approaching Alzheimer's First Responder Training (2018 - Present)
  • Alzheimer's Association, Certificate of Completion-Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer's (2018 - Present)
  • Alzheimer's Association, Certificate of Completion-Effective Communication Strategies (2018 - Present)
  • Alzheimer's Association, Certificate of Completion-Healthy Living For Your Brain & Body (2018 - Present)
  • Alzheimer's Association, Certificate of Completion-Know the 10 Signs-Early Detection Matters (2018 - Present)
  • Alzheimer's Association, Certificate of Completion-Understanding & Responding to Dementia-related Behavior (2018 - Present)
  • Philippines Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Doctor of Medicine (1991 - Present)

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service to the Board of Trustees, Timpanogos Regional Hospital (2005 - 2013)
  • C. Joseph Rowberyy Teaching & Learning Faculty Fellowship, Brigham Young University (2012)

Memberships

  • American Diabetes Association (2016 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Member, Multicultural Commission of Utah (2013 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Multicultural Commission of Utah - Health Subcommittee (2013 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Chair, UDOH- Health Disparities Advisory Council (2013 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Utah Health Disparities Advisory Council - Utah Department of Health (2011 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, American Public Health Association-International Health Section (2008 - Present)
  • Other, Centro Hispano (2014 - 2014)
  • Committee/Council Chair, Utah Public Health Association - Policy Unit (2010 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Chair, Global Family Health Conference (2007 - 2012)

Courses Taught

Publications

Michael D Barnes Carl L Hanson Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Brianna Michele Magnusson Aliceann Crandall Gracie Bradford Aliceann Crandall Nomi Weiss-Laxer Eliza Broadbent Erin Kramer Holmes Brianna Michele Magnusson Lauren Okano Berge Jerica Michael D Barnes Carl L Hanson Blake Lee Jones Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Aliceann Crandall Eliza Broadbent Melissa Stanfill Brianna Michele Magnusson Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Carl L Hanson Michael D Barnes Aliceann Crandall Nomi Weiss-Laxer Erin Broadbent Erin Kramer Holmes Brianna Michele Magnusson Lynn Okano Jerica Berge Michael D Barnes Carl L Hanson Blake Lee Jones Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Aliceann Crandall E. A. Davis G. C. Bradford Brianna Michele Magnusson Carl L Hanson Michael D Barnes Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Roy A Bean Carl L Hanson Aliceann Crandall Michael D Barnes Brianna Michele Magnusson Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla J. H. King Aliceann Crandall Kirsten Novilla Carl L Hanson Michael D Barnes Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Aliceann Crandall Jacob R Miller Aaron Cheung L. Kirsten Novilla R. Glade Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Brianna Michele Magnusson B. Leavitt Michael D Barnes Carl L Hanson M Lelinneth B. Novilla M Lelinneth B. Novilla Jeanette Johnson Louis Kim Melissa Sevy Evan Russell Bryce Johnson Heidi Buehner Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Josefien Van Olmen Chad Swanson Ray M Merrill Arielle Sloan Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla

Presentations

M Lelinneth B. Novilla Michael C. Goates Spencer Calder Laura Antillon Galvao Tabetha Ellis Kraymer Eppich Noyra Melissa Quintana David Ortiz Russell Doria
M Lelinneth B. Novilla Westin Wong Talon Aitken Ellen Woo Dan Walton Jake Miller Melissa Larsen
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M Lelinneth B. Novilla Michael C. Goates Spencer Calder Laura Antillon Galvao Noyra Melissa Quintana David Ortiz Kraymer Eppich Tabetha Ellis Russell B. Doria
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Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Michael Calvin Goates Spencer Calder Tabetha Ellis Kraymer Eppich Laura A Galvao Noyra M Quintana David Mateos
Lelinneth (Len) B. Novilla Denise Attard-Sacco
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Len B. Novilla Denise Attard-Sacco John Peterson
James D Johnston Siena F Davis Brianna Michele Magnusson Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Breanna K Torgersen Gunn Abigail
M. Lelinneth B. Novilla Spencer Clader
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Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Jeanette Johnson Melissa Sevy Seunghyun Kim Stefany Hiatt
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Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Jeanette Johnson Brian Berrett Bryon Davis Jacob Sypher Jonathan Shumway
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Allen Barnett Arielle Sloan Jeanette Johnson Jonathan Shumway Miriam Cariello
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Jeffrey Shirts Bryon Davis Brad Hunter Jacob Sypher Julianna Lambrechtsen Au Jonathan Shumway
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Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Allen Barnett Arielle Sloan Jonathan Shumway Jeannette Johnson
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Bryon Davis Brad Hunter Jacob Sypher Julianna Lambrechtsen Au Jeffrey Shirts Matthew Adams
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Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Bryon Davis Jeanette Johnson Jonathan Shumway Allen Barnett Miriam Cariello Arielle Sloan Jeffrey Shirts Brittany Okada Matthew Adams
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Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Kelsey Perry
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Bryon Davis
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Bryon Davis
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Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Brian Berrett
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Bryon Davis
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Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Bryon Davis Jacob Sypher Joncraig Berrett
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Bryon Davis Jacob Sypher Nathaniel Gustafson
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Carl L Hanson Michael D Barnes Steven W Heiner Dennis Lee Eggett Ryan Lindsay Ronald Stephen Doria Douglas Clark Cynthia Penaflor
Maria Lelinneth Lagman Beloy Novilla Carl L Hanson Michael D Barnes Steven Heiner Dennis Eggett Ronald Doria David Clark Cynthia Penaflor
Len Novilla MD, MPH