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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: How to protect the environment from toxic pollutants? Find the answer across disciplines Specialty Chief Editor, Prof Oladele Ogunseitan from the University of California Irvine, will lead the new Toxicology, Pollution and the Environment specialty in Frontiers in Environmental Science. He currently co-chair’s Apple Inc.’s Green Chemistry Advisory Board. In 2018, he received a meritorious honor award from the U.S. Department of State for exceptional teamwork and contributions to the successful achievement of U.S. goals at the third United Nations Environment Assembly.

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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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UC Irvine Program in Public Health named a Best Graduate School for Health In the latest U.S. News and World Report ranking of Best Graduate Schools and Programs for Public Health, UC Irvine's Program in Public Health was ranked among the best, quite possibly the top ranked stand-alone accredited Program of Public Health, sharing the “best” recognition with well-established Schools of Public Health

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UCI Carbon Neutrality Fellow Samer Khan walks you through the Cool Campus Challenge! This April, pledge to take simple steps at work and at home to lower your energy and water use, reduce waste, live a healthier and ultimately reduce your carbon footprint. Together, our actions can help UC reach its carbon neutrality goals!

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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.

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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