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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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Bridging the Gap: CONFRONTING RACISM

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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Systemic racism impacts Asian Americans as well (OC Register) May 22, 2021:
OC Register: Systemic racism impacts Asian Americans as well (featuring: Morey, Brittany)

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News Spotlights: Featured News

CDC Says COVID, Flu Vaccines Can Be Co-Administered (Medscape) September 16, 2021:
"The seasonal flu shot is very well tolerated (has low rates of serious adverse events), as is the COVID shot." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Why reducing lead exposure is part of an Orange County city’s new climate pledge (Grist) September 16, 2021:
Santa Ana, California, declared a climate emergency last week -- and simultaneously pledged to protect its residents from lead contamination. (Featuring: LeBron, Alana, Wu, Jun; and Masri, Shahir)

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LA, OC COVID numbers trending downward (Spectrum News 1) September 16, 2021:
"The test positivity is very important and I like to see that dropping. That's a kind of leading indicator so I'll be unhappy if that goes sideways." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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OC’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Trend Down (my News LA) September 16, 2021:
“The test positivity is very important and I like to see that dropping. That’s a kind of leading indicator so I’ll be unhappy if that goes sideways.” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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CDC: It’s Safe to Get COVID, Flu Vaccines at Same Time (WebMD) September 16, 2021:
“The seasonal flu shot is very well tolerated, as is the COVID shot.” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Latino Excellence and Achievement Awarded to Emilia Fields (Office of Inclusive Excellence) September 16, 2021:
Emilia Fields is a 2nd year PhD student who is passionate about improving health disparities as they relate to infectious diseases in the Latinx community.

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What’s Next in the Legal Fight Against Texas’s Extreme Abortion Ban (New York Mag) September 15, 2021:
“It’s meant to so deeply chill action that it paralyzes this constitutional right altogether.” (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Apodaca: Recognizing Orange County warriors in the fight against climate change (Daily Pilot - LA Times) September 15, 2021:
The climate is changing, and to a certain extent there’s no going back. (Featuring faculty: Wu, Jun)

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Why Texas’ Abortion Snitches Will Target Black Women Most (Daily Beast) September 15, 2021:
“The people in the United States who are most likely to die by carrying pregnancies to term are Black women." (Featuring affiliated faculty: Goodwin, Michele)

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Mu variant is in New York, but it appears to be on the decline. What to know (Democrat & Chronicle) September 15, 2021:
"We know less about how much of a threat it is at the population level." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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With pandemic lingering, Orange County universities strive for in-person experience (OC Register) September 15, 2021:
“We can surge up if we need to, we can scale back down if we don’t. We didn’t want to be caught off guard going into the fall, so wanted to have extra staff on board to be able to manage that.” (Featuring: Souleles, David)

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Theresa Duong, PhD Candidate, Chosen for Campus-wide Fellowship September 15, 2021:
“This fellowship means a lot to me. It affirms that my work is a valuable contribution to the field and will allow me protected time to focus on my dissertation order to graduate.”

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The mu COVID variant has not been detected in Pennsylvania. Here's what we know about it (The Evening Sun) September 14, 2021:
"Most of the work behind this concern is in lab studies of the virus, we know less about how much of a threat it is at the population level." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Policing and surveillance: How Texas’ abortion law could add to systemic racism (the 19th) September 14, 2021:
“I think what is alarming and what is extreme are the histories and the present that exist that are irrefutable, and that are well documented.” (Featuring affiliated faculty: Goodwin, Michele)

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The tangled history of mRNA vaccines (nature News feature) September 14, 2021:
Hundreds of scientists had worked on mRNA vaccines for decades before the coronavirus pandemic brought a breakthrough. (Featuring affiliated faculty: Felgner, Philip)

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Confusion Among Vaccinated Over When To Get COVID Booster Shot (CBS Los Angeles) September 13, 2021:
“If we want to avoid the disastrous wave of Delta that Israel has had, we need to do a third shot." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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9/11 Then & Now (NPR) September 13, 2021:
"It was the first time in a very long time that we recognized that there were people in the world who sought to do us harm." (Featuring affiliated faculty: Cohen Silver, Roxanne)

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Irvine to discuss data on asphalt plant air studies (OC Register) September 13, 2021:
“To us it doesn’t seem like the city is doing enough.” (Featuring faculty: Wu, Jun)

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Other Calif. school districts are in no rush to follow Los Angeles COVID vaccine mandate (Desert Sun) September 12, 2021:
“The idea was never that we need to protect these children from vaccines because vaccines are experimental and dangerous. We vaccinate kids all the time.” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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