Our Authors

Elvin Adams

Dr. Adams is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His MPH is from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Adams is retired from the position of Medical Director of Tarrant County Public Health in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the developer of the Best Weigh nutrition and weight loss program. He is also the author of the Handbook of Health Evangelism and Jesus Was Thin: So You Can Be Thin Too.

Brian R. Bell

Brian is a health writer and researcher from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master's in Public Health, Health Promotion.

Galen Bosley

Dr. Galen Bosley has a Masters of Public Health in health education and a Doctor of Public Health in preventive care. He is also a registered dietitian (RD) and a Fellow of the American Dietetics Association (FADA). He is certified as a Health Fitness Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. His professional experience includes research and writing, hospital dietetics, home health, and community health education, and health consultations to the corporate world.

Max Hammonds

Max Wayne Hammonds was born Aug 3, 1943, in northeastern Indiana, in the county hospital in Wabash. He attended high school and college in his home town of North Manchester and attended Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis. Following an internship in South Bend, IN and a year of flight medicine in the Air Force, he took a residency in anesthesiology at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.

Fred Hardinge

For over 35 years, Dr. Hardinge has been communicating the message “Your choices can lead you to be healthy and more productive!” to a wide variety of audiences. His background includes pastoring, academic teaching, community health education, corporate training and consultation, administration and private health counseling.

Gary Hopkins

Gary L. Hopkins, MD, DrPH, MPH is currently an associate research professor at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan where he is also associate director of the Institute for Prevention of Addictions, Director of the Center for Prevention Research and Director of the Center for Media Impact Research.

Jay Sloop

Dr. Jay Sloop was born in Caldwell, ID. and attended primary school there. His family then moved to Texas where he completed High School. Union College in Lincoln, NE was his next educational stop where he earned a degree in Business Administration--and met and married Sharlene. In 1960 he graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, then completed a residency in OB-GYN at the White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.

Dominique Wakefield

Dominique Wakefield is the Fitness & Programs Manager at the new Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer and approved instructor through the American Council of Exercise (ACE).