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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.

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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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Bridging the Gap: CONFRONTING RACISM

Is Climate Change the Newest Social Determinant of Health? (Bridging the Gap) October 29, 2021:
By working hand-in-hand with diverse stakeholders and experts, we can develop strategies and solutions that address climate change, reduce health disparities, and maximize health benefits. (Featuring: Wu, Jun)

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Five ways public health professionals can help battle vaccine hesitancy (UCI Bridging the Gap) September 07, 2021:
Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala calls upon healthcare professionals to do more to counter vaccine hesitancy. She offers specific strategies that providers can utilize to educate and encourage vaccination and to reach those in underserved communities where the pandemic is having an outsized impact.

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Xenophobia as a Public Health Threat (UCI Bridging the Gap) June 29, 2021:
UCI Bridging the Gap: Xenophobia as a Public Health Threat (featuring: Morey, Brittany)

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News Spotlights: Featured News

UC Irvine sees surge in COVID-19 cases (Spectrum News 1) June 10, 2022:
"I think that’s in part a testament not only to the vaccines, but to the other measures we’ve implemented." (Featuring: Souleles, David)

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Research Roundup: Why COVID-19 Variants Evade Immunity and More (BioSpace) June 10, 2022:
"Voting behaviors at the county level are likely to represent the compliance or lack of compliance with mask mandates, vaccine uptake and use of other protective policies to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic." (Featuring: Roby, Dylan)

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Aspirin slows down evolution of colorectal cancer cells (Futurity) June 10, 2022:
"Cancer arises because cells evolve from a healthy state toward a pathogenic state where the cells divide without stopping," (Featuring: Wodarz, Domanik)

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Mortality gap widened as politics influenced U.S. health years before pandemic hit (Medical Economics) June 09, 2022:
"Voting behaviors at the county level are likely to represent the compliance or lack of compliance with mask mandates, vaccine uptake and use of other protective policies to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic," (Featuring: Roby, Dylan)

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UCI researchers find that aspirin alters colorectal cancer evolution (UCI News) June 09, 2022:
"We asked what aspirin does to the Darwinian evolution of cells," (Featuring: Wodarz, Dominik)

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How Dismantling Roe Puts Interracial Marriage at Risk June 09, 2022:
"Today we’re celebrating Loving and discussing its connectivity to the broader attacks on our ability to build our families how we see fit." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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School’s out. Will that help California get ahead of COVID-19? (Los Angeles Times) June 09, 2022:
"Will we have a wave this summer? Yes, we’re already soaking in it," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Abortion opponents less accepting of rape and incest as 'exceptions.' What changed? (USA Today) June 08, 2022:
"The shift has been quite dramatic. Even five years ago, we would not have seen anti-abortion legislation that would not have exceptions for rape and incest," (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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What Ireland's Past Can Tell Us About A Post-Roe America (FiveThirtyEight) June 08, 2022:
"We shouldn’t have to look any further than the maternal mortality rates in this country to say, ‘Let’s just stay out of women’s reproductive health.’" (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Orange County's COVID infections, hospitalizations rising again June 07, 2022:
"My real big fear is next winter, also because people are over getting boosted again and again and winter will be another six months away of waned immunity," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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People living in Republican counties more likely to die from COVID, according to a new study June 06, 2022:
The partisan divide in the United States throughout the COVID-19 pandemic stretched beyond differences in attitudes about masking, social distancing and vaccines. According to a new study led by University of Maryland researchers and senior author on the paper Dylan H. Roby, PhD, an associate professor of health, society, and behavior at UCI Public Health, it also is tied to a clear difference in mortality rates from the virus.

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Latest U.S. Covid-19 Surge Moves West as Pressure Eases in Northeast (Wall Street Journal) June 06, 2022:
"The highly transmissible Omicron variants are permeating into all parts of the community," (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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People Living In Pro-Trump Counties More Likely To Die From Covid, Study Finds (Forbes) June 06, 2022:
"Senior author Dylan Roby, an associate professor of health, society and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, suggested the county-level voting patterns likely mirrored compliance with protective measures introduced to help curb the pandemic such as mask mandates and getting vaccinated." (Featuring: Roby, Dylan)

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Commission announces 2022 Margaret Brent honorees (American Bar Association) June 06, 2022:
"Five women with legal careers spanning private practice, law school leadership, nonprofit work and the judiciary will receive the 2022 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Abortion was once common practice in America. A small group of doctors changed that (NPR) June 06, 2022:
"They began to say, we need white women to use their loins because they're concerned about the Blackening and the browning of what is now - what at that point became the United States and this real concern that, when Black people become free, what will this mean for white people? And white women become a key to that." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Unearthing Lead: Solving the Mystery Behind Pollution Maps (Medium) June 05, 2022:
"In 2018, OCEJ partnered with the University of California-Irvine (UCI) to conduct a thorough study of soil contamination in Santa Ana. " (Featuring: Wu, Jun, Lebron, Alana, Masari, Shahir)

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10 COVID Symptoms More People Should be Talking About (Eat This, Not That) June 05, 2022:
"BA.2 is the dominant COVID strain in the U.S. right now, and we're seeing subtle shifts in the kind of symptoms that appear early in infection." (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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Orange County sees rise in COVID hospitalizations (Spectrum News 1) June 03, 2022:
"Hospital numbers moved slightly in the right direction and certainly the ICU level doesn't concern me," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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When Is Open Enrollment For Health Insurance? (Forbes) June 03, 2022:
"The deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, out-of-pocket maximum and provider network are really important aspects as well," (Featuring: Roby, Dylan)

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Exceptions to Abortion Bans May Be Hard for Women to Access (US News) June 03, 2022:
"The fact that trauma survivors do come forward at all “is really a testament to [their] courage." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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