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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.

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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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Spotlights: News Features

Article: Orange County’s bars, bowling alleys and race tracks can reopen after being closed for a year - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Voice of OC) March 30, 2021:
UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert, [Associate Professor] Andrew Noymer, said it’s a good milestone. “I think it’s appropriate to move to the Orange Tier because we created this system and it was designed for transparency.” Noymer said in a Tuesday phone interview. “If you don’t honor that, then people will feel like they’ve been sold a bill of goods. So we have to stand by the metrics that we proposed.” … Noymer also said people should still follow the public health protocols, like wearing masks and avoiding large indoor gatherings with people they don’t live with.

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Article: UCI Podcast: We’re tired of COVID-19, let’s go to Thailand! - featuring Daniel Parker (Daniel Parker takes us on a tour of Myanmar) March 12, 2021:
Daniel Parker takes us on a tour of Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand through his work with malaria in areas of conflict. Tired of talking about COVID-19? We are, so as we approach the one-year anniversary of California’s shutdown, we are taking a break. On this special episode of the UCI Podcast, Infectious Disease Specialist Daniel Parker and Communications Officer Nicole Feldman take you on a tour of Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand. They talk about Parker’s work with diseases that affect millions of people each year but are rarely discussed in the United States.

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Article: UCI Podcast: What’s next with COVID - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Public health researcher Andrew Noymer discusses how the novel coronavirus will be us for a while ) March 09, 2021:
Public health researcher Andrew Noymer discusses how the novel coronavirus will be with us for a while. Andrew Noymer is an associate professor of public health at UCI, and he’s an expert on public health responses to pandemics like COVID-19 and their long-term consequences. In this special UCI Podcast, he discusses what we’ve learned over the last eight months of the pandemic and what we can expect next with the novel coronavirus. For instance, we need to get prepared for a harsh winter with a surge of infections. Also, he talks about the impact a vaccine can make for having the general population reach herd immunity levels, and our realistic future living with a virus that won’t be going away anytime soon. And don’t forget, wearing a face covering works.

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Public Health Voices: Apr-2021

Apr-2021 Columnist: Maribel Cervantes-Ortega PhD Student, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Maribel Cervantes-Ortega
PhD Student, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Reflections on the Year of COVID-19

Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, and at times when we are faced with uncertainty or the unknown. So, it is no surprise that many of us are experiencing fear through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Previous Columns
  • Feb-2021: Critical Considerations for Inoculating Farmworkers Against COVID-19, by Ivy Torres
  • Nov-2020: California needs Statewide Policies for Drinking Water Testing after Wildfires, by Kelli Fagan Malott
  • Oct-2020: COVID-19's impact on communities of color, by Shantell Cerise Nolen

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