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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

Newsletter: Dr. Ogunseitan participates in a Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Community Protection Advisory Committee The Community Protection and Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative Project Update: The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) Community Protection and Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative (Haz-Waste Reduction Initiative) is a project designed to evaluate methods that have the potential to significantly reduce the generation and disposal of hazardous wastes (HW) that are managed in communities disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution.

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Research Article: Plaque Removal and Gingival Health after Use of a Novel Dental Gel: A Clinical Study Plaque Removal and Gingival Health after Use of a Novel Dental Gel: A Clinical Study: By Anuradha Nayudu, MPH candidate - Epidemiology.


Despite heightened awareness, concerted public health measures and use of mechanical and chemical methods of plaque control, the prevalence of severe periodontal disease has not decreased in the US.

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Article: Power Failure: The Battered Legacy of Leaded Batteries, by Oladele A. Ogunseitan for Environmental Science & Technology The history of automobiles is inextricable from the story of one of the most pervasive toxic chemical exposures in modern human history. Globally, billions of people1 were poisoned by lead (Pb) between 1921, when General Motors Corporation introduced tetraethyl lead as an antiknock agent in gasoline-powered cars, until 2015, when leaded gasoline was scheduled to be phased out in Algeria, the last country still using leaded gasoline.

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Webinar Series: Black Carbon - Featuring UCI Prof. Rufus Edwards Black carbon is the sooty material emitted from combustion processes, and it can affect human health and the climate. Its role in the atmosphere is broad and complex. In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) STAR program awarded ten grants to universities and organizations to address Black Carbon’s Role in Global to Local Scale Climate and Air Quality. Grantees focused on various black carbon research issues, such as better accounting for emissions and uncertainty, tracking how black carbon “ages” or reacts in the atmosphere, and better representing its ability to impact cloud droplet formation.? Highlights from the research findings will be summarized in this webinar series.


Monday, Nov. 7, 12 – 1:30 p.m. EST
Monday, Nov. 21, 12 – 1 p.m. EST
Friday, Dec. 9, 12 – 1:30 p.m. EST

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Study: Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Air Pollution on Children's Health in Mongolia Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Air Pollution on Children's Health in Mongolia, by Public Health Prof. Rufus Edwards:
Ulaanbaatar is one of the most polluted cities in the world as a result of winter burning of raw coal for heating, combined with rapid urbanization. Pollution is a special concern in young children as a result of pnemonia and during critical phases of lung development.

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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.

2016 Top 10 Ranked MPH Program

2015 Top Ranked MPH Program

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