Dr. Roberts is the Loma Linda University School of Nursing Director of Research, as well as a practicing Nurse Practitioner and educator. Her research focuses on nursing interventions and public health programs to address the needs of vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad. Her passion for helping these populations is in part fueled by her childhood experiences while growing up in India. Her clinical focus is prevention and primary care.

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • Roberts, L. R. (2/5/2020).  Research ethics for social and behavioral sciences.  Keynote presentation at International Multi-disciplinary Seminar: Changing Dynamics of Commerce and Management for Sustainable Growth in Mumbai, India.
  • Roberts, L. R. (2/4/20).  Ethics in research and publication.  Keynote presentation at International Research Workshop at Veer Wajekar Arts, Science & Commerce College, Mahalan Vibhag, Phunde, Dis. Raigad, Navi Mumbai, India.
  • Roberts, L. R. (1/23/2020).  Ethical issues in nursing.  Podium presentation at Adventist Healthcare: Leading with Purpose 2020 India, the Global Healthcare Regional Conference in Pune, India.
  • Hedlund, R. & Roberts, L. R. (10/2017). Tracing indigenous theology in 21st century South Asia.  17th Triennial Church History Association of India (CHAI) conference, Delhi, India.
  • Roberts, L. R. & Hedlund, R. (3/2017).  A theology for mission in 21st century South Asia: A contemporary case study.  Southwest regional meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society in Pasadena, CA.
  • Roberts, L. R. & Snipes, R. (1/2021).  What is health equity? A lesson on cultural competence in healthcare practices.  Virtual panel presentation. The Micah 6:8 Series, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Roberts, L. R., Georges, M., Nick, J. M., Taylor, E. J. (7/2019).  Mission hospital Haitian nurses: Coping within a multiple-adversity context. 3rd Global Conference on Lifestyle and Health: Your Brain, Your Body at LLU, Loma Linda, CA.