About UCI Public Health

The mission of the public health program at the University of California Irvine is to create, integrate and disseminate population and community based knowledge to promote health and reduce the societal burden of human disease and disability through excellence in research, education, and public service.

Message from the Chair Professor Oladele Ogunseitan

Oladele Ogunseitan
Ph.D., M.P.H. Professor

Welcome to Public Health at UC Irvine! 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. Our mission 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 health. We push forward the frontiers of knowledge in crucial areas of public health; we reframe and answer questions that emerge with new societal challenges; and we train a cadre of public health scientists and policy makers who are versatile in the interdisciplinary language necessary to succeed in today’s world.

There is also possibly no more sophisticated opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary dimensions that effective public health demands than to engage in our curriculum beginning at the freshman level up to the graduate and professional levels, with award-winning culminating experiences of students who integrate didactic activities with practice at a public health agency in the community.

It is arguable that very few, if any, contemporary human health issues are permanently limited to national or geographical boundaries. Rapid mobility of populations and disease vectors, international trade and commerce, trans-boundary conflicts, natural disasters, and the increasingly international flavor of regulatory issues have all demanded a broadening of the scope of public health research and training. The faculty members in the Program in Public Health at UC Irvine are uniquely positioned to take full advantage of rapid progress in the molecular sciences, informatics and communication, global environmental assessments, occupational health, human behavior, policy analysis, international relations, and clinical and translational sciences. These are all existing areas of scholarly strength that public health contributes to our campus, our country, and the world.

We are delighted by the opportunity to share with you our individual and collective excitement about the UC Irvine Program in Public Health. We look forward to engaging you in meaningful and productive excursions, inside and outside the classroom, the laboratory, and in the community, leading to deeper understanding of the determinants of the quality of health in populations, and to reward you with the knowledge and passion to act to improve the health status of diverse communities.

Public Notice of Opportunity for Comments Regarding the UC Irvine Program in Public Health to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

This notice serves to inform all students, alumni, faculty, staff, community partners, members of the general public and all stakeholders at the UC Irvine Program in Public Health that the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) will conduct a site visit on 16-17, November 2017. The visit is part of a multi-year process by which the Program in Public Health earn CEPH re-accreditation.


All those officially notified here are invited to provide written comments prior to October 16, 2017 (30 days before the site visit). CEPH requests that all submitted comments be in writing and contain specific observations. Written third-party comments will remain confidential and can be sent to CEPH, as follows:

via E-MAIL: AOconnell@CEPH.org
Submit Comments
via U.S. MAIL:
Ms. Alisha O’Connell

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220 Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-5660

Written comments will complement the many materials submitted to CEPH by the UCI Program in Public Health, including a self-study document.

If you have questions about the process, please contact Dr. Oladele Ogunseitan, Chair, Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention at UC Irvine, by email Oladele.Ogunseitan@uci.edu, or by phone at 949-824-0611.

Invitation For Third-Party Review of Our 2017 Self-Study

Please send comments to Chair Ogunseitan at OLADELE.OGUNSEITAN@UCI.EDU
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CEPH In October 2012 the CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health) acted to accredit the UC Irvine Program in Public Health, including the Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH), the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Health Policy, and the Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Sciences.

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