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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

Healthcare Analytics Specialized Studies Programs: Two 100% online courses offered this summer - Healthcare Analytics | Healthcare Data Acquisition and Management

Healthcare Analytics Specialized Studies Program

The Healthcare Analytics specialized studies program is ideal for professionals who want to pursue or advance their career. The program is designed for both healthcare and information technology professionals looking to learn research and analytical skills to collect, organize, and visualize data in order to change the healthcare landscape. Using data analytics in a healthcare setting can improve patient outcomes, lower costs, improve the quality of care, enhance health delivery system performance, and optimize business operations.
In partnership with    
UCI Population Health and Disease Prevention   UCI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Two 100% online courses offered this summer:

Healthcare Analytics
July 8 – September 1, 2019
Healthcare Data Acquisition
and Management
July 8 – September 1, 2019

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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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Meet Ruzan Orkusyan, class of 2019 Ruzan Orkusyan’s parents left behind promising medical careers in Armenia when they brought their family to the United States in the early 2000s to escape the political and economic instability that plagued their country. But their daughter continues their dream by receiving her medical degree this June...

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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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