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UC Irvine Public Health

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 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.

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.

Spotlights: News Features

UCI Public Health Student, Michelle Tan selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award of Distinction UCI Public Health Student, Michelle Tan selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award of Distinction. This award will honor her as one of the most outstanding undergraduates of the Class of 2016. The Chancellor’s Award of Distinction acknowledges the University of California, Irvine's most outstanding graduating seniors. Awarded by the UC Irvine Alumni Association, these students represent exceptional academic achievement, and a commitment to cutting-edge research, leadership and service to UCI. Selected by a committee of alumni, recipients can be identified by the blue and gold shoulder cord worn with their commencement regalia.

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Study: Most online liquid nicotine vendors fail to prevent sales to minors - by Dmitriy Nikitin, UCI Public Health Researcher "Regardless of whether they are members of trade associations or not, online vendors of e-liquids are not doing a good job of preventing sales to minors," said Dmitriy Nikitin, UCI public health researcher and study leader. UCI Public Health Prof. David Timberlake and Rebecca Williams of UNC contributed to the study, which appears online in Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

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Global Health LIVE-An innovative graduate seminar designed by UCI Public Health Prof. Terry Schmidt & USC Prof. Mellissa Withers Global Health LIVE is a new and innovative graduate seminar for graduate students that was co-designed by Professors Terry Schmidt (from UC Irvine) and Mellissa Withers (USC). The course was offered for the first time in Fall 2015. The course extended the theory of global health to the practice of global health. The relationship of health, foreign policy, and global health leadership were the cutting edge of the scope of the course. Students from five universities attended the live session simultaneously for 10 weeks via live video using the google hangouts platform.

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LGBT Activism Op-Ed by UCI Public Health Student Cheyda Arhamsadr is published in New University New University publishes an Op-Ed titled "Marriage Equality Is Not Enough: We Need More Comprehensive LGBT Activism” by UCI PH195W Public Health Student Cheyda Arhamsadr

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VIDEO: UCI Stories: A wide ranging conversation between Daniel Stokols and Oladele Ogunseitan UCI Libraries presents an in-depth discussion between professors Daniel Stokols and Oladele Ogunseitan covering the origins of the Program in Public Health, School of Social Ecology -- and more.

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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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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.

2016 Top 10 Ranked MPH Program

2015 Top Ranked MPH Program

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