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UC Irvine Public Health

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

Research Publication: Emission characteristics and exposure assessment of particulate matter and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) from waste printed circuit boards de-soldering Heating processes for the removal of electronic components from waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) is an important step in the chain of electronic waste recycling, and toxic fumes are generated during the de-soldering process, causing environmental pollution and posing health risks for the workers. This study is aimed to characterize emission and deposition fluxes of respirable particulate matter (PM), and assess exposure of workers to particle-bound polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).

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Ms. Victoria Rodriguez, doctoral student in Public Health (Ph.D. concentration in Disease Prevention), awarded a prestigious CEESP fellows are selected from a national pool of applicants, and are funded through an NIH/NCI program to develop careers of public health students from all schools and programs of public health in the U.S. in the field of cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention and control.

Ms. Rodriguez will conduct research on “The Social Patterning of Uterine Cancer Treatment in the United States: Considerations for Health Equity and Long-Term Survival Outcomes” under the mentorship of Dr. Alana LeBron faculty member in Public Health and Chicano/Latino Studies; and Dr. Robert Bristow, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the School of Medicine.

Publication: Beyond Debate - by Dr. Shahir Masri, Assistant Specialist in Air Pollution Exposure Assessment and Epidemiology, UCI Program in Public Health What if volcanoes are heating the planet?
Maybe solar cycles are to blame!
Isn’t carbon dioxide good for plants?

Beyond Debate is an effort to communicate climate science to the public in a simple and straight forward way, dispelling the misinformation that often surrounds the topic.

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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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UC Irvine Program in Public Health Student, Biblia Cha Wins Spirituality & Public Health Student Essay Contest Ms. Biblia Cha, M.P.H., doctoral student working toward her Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in Disease Prevention, was declared grand prize winner of the Fall 2018 Spirituality & Public Health Student Essay Contest. Her winning essay is titled "Addressing Mental Health Disparities Among Asian American and Pacific Islanders Through Research and Partnerships with Religious/Spiritual Leaders." The prize carries with it a cash award of $1000.

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Article: Circular economy and electronic waste - by Abhishek Kumar Awasthi, Jinhui Li, Lenny Koh and Oladele A. Ogunseitan Electronic waste is the fastest growing category of hazardous solid waste in the world. Addressing the problem will require international collaboration, economic incentives that protect labour, and management approaches that minimize adverse impacts on the environment and human health.

Editorial: The road to recovery

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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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