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UC Irvine Public Health

Academic Program Review - 2019Download Academic Program Review - 2019 There is no better time in history to engage with public health at UC Irvine, home to innovative and resourceful public health research, practice, and education initiatives. Click here to learn more about us.

Our Mission and Values:

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.

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 four emphases: Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Sociocultural Diversity and Health, and Biostatistics; and a Ph.D in Public Health with concentrations in Global Health and Disease Prevention. We also offer a minor in Public Health.

For more information on the undergraduate programs, please click here or send an email to phuao@uci.edu. For more information about the graduate program, please click here or send an email to phgo@uci.edu.

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Spotlights: News Features

Dr. Tim Bruckner to serve as the Director of Ph.D. in Public Health with concentrations in Disease Prevention and Global Health Dr. Bruckner brings a wealth of pertinent experience to this role, having served previously as director of an interdisciplinary doctoral training program in another school, interim director of our M.P.H. program, and Chair of our Curriculum Committee.

Please join us to congratulate Dr. Bruckner on his new role at this critical juncture for Public Health at UC Irvine, and to thank Dr. Scott Bartell for his directorship of our Ph.D. in Public Health. His work was recognized by current Ph.D. Public Health students with an award of a mini surf board at the 2019 Graduate Honors and Awards Ceremony.

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Professor Lisa Grant Ludwig, recieves the 2019-2020 Academic Senate Mid-Career Faculty Award for Service This award is among the most prestigious awards University of California faculty members can receive from their colleagues. The award recognizes several years of Lisa’s exemplary contributions to her profession and to our university, and most importantly for her roles as a founding faculty member in the Program in Public Health, where she currently serves as Vice Chair of the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention.

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Dr. Terry L. Schmidt DrHA  11/28/1943 - 06/30/2019 We mourn the loss of Dr. Terry Schmidt who died on June 30th 2019. No funeral services will be held as that was Terry's wish. Feel free to visit the online memorial site to express condolences

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Article: Workplace breastfeeding support and job satisfaction among working mothers in the United States - by Margaret D. Whitley MPH Annie Ro PhD, MPH BongKyoo Choi ScD, MPH Job satisfaction is used to indicate overall socioemotional wellbeing of workers1 and results “from the appraisal of one's job as achievement or facilitating the achievement of one's job values. Job satisfaction is strongly correlated with workers’ mental health outcomes, including depression and anxiety, and modestly correlated with physical health.

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan


OC Health Indicators:
Data courtesy of Orange County's Healthier Together initiative

UCI Public Health is a member of Orange County's Healthier Together, a community-wide initiative that aligns public and private resources within the public health system to improve health for all communities in Orange County.

One of the Best (Top 10) MPH Programs for International Students

Best Graduate School for Health Ranked in 10 programs and 1 specialty

Accredited by the Council
on Education for Public Health

A Partner Organization of OC PICH:

Orange County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (OC PICH) is a collaborative project with non-profits, cities, the local health agency, and educational institutions in Orange County, CA. Our project focuses on increasing the community's access to healthy foods, physical activity, active transportation, and water consumption.

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