New Year, New Us

In 2023, we will be in the communities of Northern San Diego County to gather information that will inform culturally appropriate strategies to promote health. An advisory board of community leaders, members, and health professionals will help guide and monitor the project. The information gathered and partnerships built through PIC Health will lay the foundation for future approaches in community-based participatory research that aim to decrease health disparities in the Pacific Islander and Latino community.  In addition, we aim to enhance the research capacity of students underrepresented in biomedical research. Currently, we are seeking partnerships within the Pacific Islander and Latino communities and undergraduate interns. 

Partnerships Recruitment

Join us to gather information that will inform culturally appropriate strategies to promote health! PIC Health is searching for individuals within the Pacific Islander and Latino communities to help promote health behavior change. We also aim to encourage participation in intervention activities. Please contact us today and join our team!

Undergrad Recruitment

We are looking for interns to help build relationships with organizations and community leaders in the NHPI and Latino community, participant recruitment, screening, principal interviews, measurements, short literature review, data entry, and social media assistance.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements for Interested Students

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student with an interest or experience in public health.
  • Experience working in the Pacific Islander and Latino community preferred
  • Basic Microsoft Office and data management skills.

If interested, please send a resume or letter of interest to and CC:

Great Update!!

Here is a great update we’d like to share.

Dr. Holub is now an assistant professor at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) under the Masters Program (CSUSM MPH Program). To learn more about her role at CSUSM, click the link provided and learn more about her role and the Masters Program. Meet The Faculty at CSUSM

Also, did you know that CSUSM has strong commitment towards their Community Engagement Division!?
Learn more at CSUSM Community Engagement Division!!!

PIC Health & Leadership Program March Updates!

PIC Health and Leadership Program is well underway! We’re still recruiting for more Pacific Islander community members to participate in our program!

If you meet these requirements and want to participate :  

  • Age 18 years +
  • Identify as Pacific Islander (e.g., Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, Tongan,…)
  • Currently exercise less than 150 minutes per week

Please Contact: Dr. Christina Holub at (619) 500-7064 or Email us at :

Tell a friend, family member or  anyone you think would qualify!

We hope to see you soon!


Here are some of the fun activities we’re doing during the exercise portion of our program




Circuit Training:

You don’t want to miss out on this! Exercise classes take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm on Tuesdays/Thursdays at Rawmana Fitness 4237 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92117 and on Saturdays at a location to be determined depending on the activity.