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Public Health PhD candidate Fang Qi Guo on her 1st day in Yunnan Province researching critical congenital heart disease (CCHD)

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The mission of the public health program at the University of California, Irvine is to create, integrate, and translate population-based knowledge into preventive strategies for reducing the societal burden of human disease and disability through excellence in research, education, and public service. Click here to view Our Mission, Goals, and Objectives.

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Our Programs:

We currently offer a B.S. in Public Health Sciences and a B.A. in Public Health Policy; a Master of Public Health (MPH) in three emphases: Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Sociocultural Diversity and Health; and a Ph.D in Public Health with concentrations in Global Health and Disease Prevention. We also offer a minor in Public Health.

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UCI Research Center

January 2014 Karen Munoz, B.S., Mariam…

Title: Revisiting the Condom Riddle: Solutions and Implications

Publication: Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality (Jan 29, 2014)

Authors: Karen Munoz, B.S., Mariam Davtyan, MPH, Brandon Brown, MPH, Ph.D.

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January 2014 TaneshaMoss, MPH; Charles…

Title: Integration of Screening for Syphilis, Hepatitis C, and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening with HIV Testing in a Community-Based HIV Prevention Program in Miami, Florida

Publication: LGBT Health; Volume 1, Number 00

Authors: TaneshaMoss, MPH; Charles W. Martin, BS; Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH; and Brandon J. Brown, MPH, PhD

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December 2013 Melissa Soohoo, Magaly…

Title: Cervical HPV Infection in Female Sex Workers: A Global Perspective.

Publication: Open AIDS

Authors: Melissa Soohoo, Magaly Blas, Gita Byraiah, Cesar Carcamo, and Brandon Brown

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December 2013 Beltran AJ, Wu J, Laurent…

Title: Associations of Meteorology with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Preeclampsia, Preterm Birth and Birth Weight

Publication: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Authors: Beltran AJ, Wu J, Laurent O

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October 2013 Oladele A Ogunseitan

Title: The Basel Convention and e-waste: translation of scientific uncertainty to protective policy

Publication: The Lancet Global Health

Authors: Oladele A Ogunseitan

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September 2013 Brandon Brown, Robert…

Title: Characterizing the syphilis epidemic among men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru to identify new treatment and control strategies

Publication: BioMed Central - Infectious Diseases

Authors: Brandon Brown, Robert G Deiss, Segundo L Leon, Kelika A Konda, Eddy R Segura, Jerome T Galea, Carlos F Caceres and Jeffrey D Klausner

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August 2013 Roxane Cohen Silver,…

Title: Media's role in broadcasting acute stress following the Boston Marathon bombings

Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Authors: Roxane Cohen Silver, E. Alison Holmana, and Dana Rose Garfinb

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August 2013 Brandon Brown, Nikita…

Title: Barriers and Facilitators in the Recruitment and Retention of Peruvian Female Sex Workers in a Randomized HPV Vaccine Trial

Publication: Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination

Authors: Brandon Brown, Nikita Shroff, Janni Kinsler, Alejandra Cabra, Magaly M Blas, Cesar Carcamo, Neal A Halsey

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June 2013 B Brown, M M Blas, O…

Title: Reported changes in sexual behaviour and human papillomavirus knowledge in Peruvian female sex workers following participation in a human papillomavirus vaccine trial

Publication: International Journal of STD & AIDS

Authors: B Brown, M M Blas, O Heidari, C Carcamo and N A Halsey

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December 2012 Kevin Bradley Wright,…


Publication: Health Communication in the 21st Century

Authors: Kevin Bradley Wright, Lisa Sparks, Dan O'Hair

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November 2012 Brandon Brown, Karen…

Title: Reducing HPV Transmission in Developing Countries: The Importance of Education and the Necessary Vaccinations

Publication: Journal of Global Health Perspectives

Authors: Brandon Brown, Karen Munoz, Nikita Shroff

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September 2012 Brandon Brown

Title: High level evidence demonstrates male circumcision reduces HPV infection

Publication: HPV Today

Authors: Brandon Brown

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September, 2012 Cynthia M. Lakon

Title: Social integration in friendship networks: The synergy of network structure and peer influence in relation to cigarette smoking among high risk adolescents

Publication: Social Science & Medicine

Authors: Cynthia M. Lakon

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August 2012 Lisa Sparks

Title: How the doc should (not) talk: When breaking bad news with negations influences patients' immediate responses and medical adherence intentions

Publication: Patient Education and Counseling

Authors: Lisa Sparks

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May, 2012 Brandon Brown

Title: Human papillomavirus prevalence, cervical abnormalities and risk factors among female sex workers in Lima, Peru

Publication: International Journal of STD & Aids

Authors: Brandon Brown

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January, 2012 Brandon Brown

Title: Randomized trial of HPV4 vaccine assessing the response to HPV4 vaccine in two schedules among Peruvian female sex workers

Publication: Vaccine

Authors: Brandon Brown

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December, 2011 Scott M. Bartell

Title: Retrospective Exposure Estimation and Predicted versus Observed Serum Perfluorooctanoic Acid Concentrations for Participants in the C8 Health Project

Publication: Environmental Health Perspectives

Authors: Scott M. Bartell

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November, 2011 Brandon Brown

Title: Oral sex practices, oral human papillomavirus and correlations between oral and cervical human papillomavirus prevalence among female sex workers in Lima, Peru

Publication: International Journal of STD & Aids

Authors: Brandon Brown

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November 14, 2011 Jun Wu, Chengsheng Jiang,…

Title: Automated time activity classification based on global positioning system (GPS) tracking data

Publication: BioMed Central - Public Health

Authors: Jun Wu, Chengsheng Jiang, Douglas Houston, Dean Baker and Ralph Delfino

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June, 2011 Oladele Ogunseitan

Title: Green Health: An A-to-Z Guide
(548 pages)

Publication: SAGE Publications

Authors: Oladele Ogunseitan

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April, 2011 Oladele Ogunseitan

Title: Encyclopedia of Environmental Health
(5,016 pages)

Publication: Elsevier Science & Technology

Authors: Oladele Ogunseitan

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March, 2011 Michael J. Montoya

Title: Making the Mexican Diabetic
(282 pages)

Publication: University of California Press, 2011

Authors: Michael J. Montoya

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January, 2011 Zuzana Bic

Title: Nutrition And Global Health

Publication: Cognella

Authors: Zuzana Bic

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December 7, 2010 Seong-Rin Lim, Daniel…

Title: Potential Environmental Impacts of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs): Metallic Resources, Toxicity, and Hazardous Waste Classification

Publication: Environmental Science and Technology

Authors: Seong-Rin Lim, Daniel Kang, Oladele A. Ogunseitan, and Julie M. Schoenung

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July, 2010 Cynthia M. Lakon, John…

Title: The Social Context of Adolescent Smoking: A Systems Perspective

Publication: American Journal of Public Health

Authors: Cynthia M. Lakon, John R. Hipp, and David S. Timberlake

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UCI Public Health's MPH Program Scores Top Ranking

UCI Public Health's MPH Program Scores Top Ranking has ranked UCI Public Health as one of the top 25 Master of Public Health Degree Programs for Spring 2015. Rankings were compiled using data gathered between September 1, 2012 and March 31 2015, encompassing reviews from more than 70,000 students participating in over 1,600 graduate programs.

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Public Health Student Donna Lu Wins GSA STEAM Scholarship

Public Health Student Donna Lu Wins GSA STEAM Scholarship
Donna Lu (UCEAP Thailand Summer 2015 winner) is a Public Health major and will promote study abroad programs to fellow Public Health majors through class announcements upon return, and through photos and videos on her blog.

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Public Health Student Wins Chancellors Award of Distinction

Public Health Student Wins Chancellors Award of Distinction
Public Health student Sunny Liu has won the Chancellors Award of Distinction. Sunny is an international studies and public health sciences double major and a peer mentor for the Global Health Journal Club (GHREAT).

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