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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.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan


Spotlights: News Features

UCI Public Health Doctoral Candidate Javier Garcia Rivas to present at APHA 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego. Doctoral candidate Javier Garcia Rivas to hold presentation, titled "Fast-food density, worksite eating habits and obesity in firefighters" at session 3312.0, Work organization and health poster session (e.g., extended shifts, bathroom breaks, labor standard (wage/hour), schedule control, workplace wellness programs (pros, cons, controversies) on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

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The Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer On Sept. 21st, the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) launched the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer to encourage researchers and advocates to share transformative primary prevention ideas. Winners will influence $15 million in grant funding to be disseminated by CBCRP over the next five years, get a cash prize, receive feedback on their idea, and have the opportunity to present it to prominent leaders in the field. This is a tremendous opportunity to change the trajectory of breast cancer research. We encourage you to submit your idea and invite others to do the same. Applications are due January 7, 2019. www.topreventbreastcancer.org.

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The neonatal congenital heart disease screening project started! 24 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) are ahead of the country! On July 30 , the National Health and Wellness Committee Maternal and Child Health Services Department held a kick-off meeting for neonatal congenital heart disease screening project in Beijing. (View English version - via Google Translate)

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Changes in Physical Activity After Installation of a Fitness Zone in a Community Park <br><small>Research Publication by Mojgan Sami, PhD; Megan Smith, PhD; Oladele A. Ogunseitan, PhD</small> Increases in physical activity can lead to decreases in the prevalence of chronic diseases. Parks provide an ideal setting for physical activity. We investigated the effect of a fitness equipment installation on the intensity of park users’ physical activity at a community park.

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Supporting Students Facing an Immigration Crisis


The Program in Public Health has adopted the best practices for supporting students facing an immigration crisis that have been recommended by the Committee for Equity and Inclusion for Undocumented Students (CEIUS). Several of these best practices include preventive strategies to support equity and inclusion, which are supplemented by recommendations for supporting students experiencing an immigration crisis. More information about best practices for UCI faculty, staff, and teaching assistants can be found below.

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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.

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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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