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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.

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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.

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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Plans are underway to transform the acclaimed UCI Program in Public Health into the UCI School of Population and Public Health. We are dedicated to educating the public health leaders of the future, fostering high-impact research that reduces the societal burden of human disease and disability, and transforming the health and wellness of communities on local, national and global scales. In partnership with colleagues in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and UCI Health, we are raising the quality of life for people around the world, while also championing the principles of evidence-based integrative health. At our core, we encourage inclusive excellence in intellectual pursuits. Learn More LEARN MORE DONATE NOW




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Bridging the Gap: CONFRONTING RACISM

Is Climate Change the Newest Social Determinant of Health? (Bridging the Gap) October 29, 2021:
By working hand-in-hand with diverse stakeholders and experts, we can develop strategies and solutions that address climate change, reduce health disparities, and maximize health benefits. (Featuring: Wu, Jun)

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Five ways public health professionals can help battle vaccine hesitancy (UCI Bridging the Gap) September 07, 2021:
Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala calls upon healthcare professionals to do more to counter vaccine hesitancy. She offers specific strategies that providers can utilize to educate and encourage vaccination and to reach those in underserved communities where the pandemic is having an outsized impact.

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Xenophobia as a Public Health Threat (UCI Bridging the Gap) June 29, 2021:
UCI Bridging the Gap: Xenophobia as a Public Health Threat (featuring: Morey, Brittany)

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News Spotlights: Featured News

New Drug Candidate May Be Effective Against 300 Drug-Resistant Bacteria (Healthline) August 10, 2022:
“Before the COVID-19 pandemic, antibiotic resistance was generally considered the number one challenge for public health,” (Featuring: Ogunseitan, Oladele)

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How colleges are preparing for a new public health threat: monkeypox (NPR) August 06, 2022:
"Instructors are encouraged to have a plan for such occurrences in advance," (Featuring: Souleles, David)

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Monkeypox is officially a public health emergency (Advisory Board) August 05, 2022:
"It's many weeks overdue, but it's the right move." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Monkeypox is now a public health emergency. Here is what Coloradans need to know. (Rocky Mountain PBS) August 05, 2022:
"This is not going to blow up like COVID, but this outbreak is going to have legs," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Is catastrophic news coverage fit for human consumption? (KCRW) August 05, 2022:
"Scientific data backs Ripley’s feelings. Since September 11, 2001, research psychologist Roxane Cohen Silver at UC Irvine, has studied repeated exposure to news about disasters." (Featuring: Cohen Silver, Roxane)

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In California, Abortion Could Become a Constitutional Right. So Could Birth Control. (KHN) August 05, 2022:
"Symbolically, what that meant is a kind of beacon of hope, that those places did exist, where one’s humanity could be regarded," (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Orange County makes monkeypox plans with uncertain vaccine supply (Spectrum News 1) August 05, 2022:
"People know their own bodies, so if there’s something that seems unusual, they should get tested for monkeypox and not take no for an answer," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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The next public health emergency (Axios) August 05, 2022:
"It’s absolutely welcome. It’s many weeks overdue, but it's the right move," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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State ‘Personhood’ Laws Threaten Embryonic Stem Cell Research (Bloomberg Law) August 04, 2022:
"To the extent that there are laws that are being proposed and enacted” can have a chilling effect" (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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In California, Abortion Could Become a Constitutional Right. So Could Birth Control. (California Healthline) August 04, 2022:
"Symbolically, what that meant is a kind of beacon of hope, that those places did exist, where one’s humanity could be regarded," (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Genetic Counselors Scramble Post-Roe to Provide Routine Pregnancy Services without Being Accused of a Crime (Scientific American) August 03, 2022:
"Michele Goodwin, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, argues in her 2020 book Policing the Womb that there is increasing jeopardy for any pregnant person but particularly for those of color, who have historically been the target of prosecutorial overreach." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Wildfires disproportionately affect low-income Americans, study finds (Marketplace) August 03, 2022:
"That study’s author, research scientist Shahir Masri, said what we’re seeing here is how climate change and its effects – like worsening wildfires – are linked to inequality, whether we’re talking about floods or air pollution or extreme heat waves." (Featuring: Masri, Shahir)

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A California Man’s ‘Painful and Terrifying’ Road to a Monkeypox Diagnosis (California Healthline) August 03, 2022:
"This is the first-ever multicontinental outbreak, so it’s not just going to vanish" (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Criminalization of pregnancy has already been happening to the poor and women of color (NPR) August 03, 2022:
"Every one of the arrests were all Black women with the exception of one patient," (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Colleges Scale Back Covid Precautions for Fall, Saying Pandemic Phase Over (Wall Street Journal) August 03, 2022:
"University of California, Irvine, set aside 166 beds for isolation housing this fall, down from 362 in the spring." (Featuring: Souleles, David)

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Biden covid case highlights confusing CDC guidance on ending isolation (The Washington Post) August 01, 2022:
"They’re telling people to go back to work while they’re still contagious, essentially." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Is it Luck or Something Else? How Never COVID 'Novids' Have Avoided COVID-19 (Healthline) August 01, 2022:
"Some people have been more faithful to mitigation measures, including being vaccinated and boosted, masking, social distancing and avoiding crowds, working remotely, and avoiding travel and venues that increase risk," (Featuring: Souleles, David)

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Law professor Michele Goodwin to receive 2022 ABA Margaret Brent Award (American Bar Association) August 01, 2022:
"Goodwin will receive the award, given annually by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, at a ceremony and reception at 3-5:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, August 7, at the Swissotel Chicago during the 2022 ABA Annual Meeting." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Monkeypox in Children: What Parents Need To Know About the Risks (Health) August 01, 2022:
"But parents should not worry excessively about their children contracting monkeypox." (Featuring: Edwards, Karen)

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This DIY box helps clear indoor air of the coronavirus. Why aren’t more people using them? (Los Angeles Times) July 31, 2022:
"They could have just said, ‘Boil your water.’ But they didn’t do that. They gave people clean drinking water." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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