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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

Article: The art of healthy persuasion - UCI researcher creates videos and messages to boost vaccination rates and cancer screenings She’s heard all the excuses. When it comes to colonoscopies, immunizations and other preventive measures, Suellen Hopfer is used to encountering rationalizations and resistance.

Her job is to defuse the defenses.

Bombarding folks with facts “isn’t going to motivate them,” says Hopfer, a UCI assistant professor of public health who specializes in medical and risk communication. Instead, she crafts videos and other messages that address real-life objections and fears with a blend of emotion, humor and FAQ-style nuggets of information.

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ZotFunder: Please help us raise $13,550 to support 5 students researching the impacts of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on children and families in Cape Town, South Africa! Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Research in South Africa - Please help us raise $13,550 to research the impacts of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on children and families in Cape Town, South Africa! The raised funds will help off-set international travel costs for five UCI medical students (Sophia, Dorothy, Tyler, Jamie, Savannah) as they pursue global health research projects in Public Health

Hello! Welcome to the Zotfunder page for Team South Africa! This fundraising campaign will support the efforts of five UCI School of Medicine students as we seek to research the impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on children and their families in Cape Town, South Africa this summer. This project is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Kristina Uban, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health at UCI as part of the Global Health Research, Education, and Translation Program.

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Article: E-wasted: Recycling Electronics can Reduce Toxic Byproducts and Recover Precious Metals in Safe and Useful Ways, Interface Magazine (pg. 36) - featuring Professor and Founding Chair Oladele A. Ogunseitan Last year, the world generated nearly 50 million metric tons of e-waste – nonworking electronics like computers, laptops, TVs and cellphones. To envision the enormity of this, imagine the weight of 15 million elephants.

What happens to these obsolete devices, the people who recycle them and the limited natural resources needed to continuously manufacture new devices?

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