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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 three emphases: Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Sociocultural Diversity and Health; 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.

Spotlights: News Features

UCI Public Health Special Forum: Faculty Mental Health View video archive of the landmark UC Irvine Faculty Forum on Mental Illness.

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Estate Planning Seminars Register Today!

Rebecca L. Rych
Associate Director of Development
Phone (949) 824-6865

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UCI Public Health ranked 2016 top 10 Best MPH Degree program by College Choice! The College Choice 2016 Rankings of Best Master’s Degrees in Public Health has been compiled to provide readers a clear sense of which are the best programs for Public Health with an eye toward best return on investment. Factors that were considered include academic rank, tuition per-year (based only on out-of-state tuition), and average graduate pay. The data was derived from a variety of publicly available sources, including the websites of the schools in the ranking, U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.

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Spend the Summer in Bali. (International Public Health Practices: 4 units) – Instructor Dr. Zuzana Bic This summer you can be a part of a transformational learning opportunity at the Bali Institute for Global Renewal, a premier world learning center in beautiful Bali, Indonesia! As you study public health principles and examine health and disease, you will also have the unique opportunity to work with an NGO to investigate, monitor, and identify health problems and hazards in the local Balinese community.

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Public health chair receives Jefferson Science Fellowship from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Oladele Ogunseitan, chair of UCI’s Program in Public Health, will temporarily join the U.S. Department of State later this year as one of 12 Jefferson Science Fellows. An expert on the environmental effects of industrial development and hazardous pollutants, Ogunseitan said he hopes to collaborate with federal officials on improving the regulation of toxic chemicals to enhance health in the U.S. and abroad. His yearlong fellowship, which begins in mid-August, will take him to Washington, D.C., and possibly overseas. The Jefferson Science Fellowship program brings together cutting-edge academic expertise in science, technology, medicine and engineering to help shape U.S. foreign policy.

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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.

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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.

2015 Top Ranked MPH Program

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