PLEASE NOTE: Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.

The UCI Program in Public Health Community remains open during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and our world is changing daily, the Program in Public Health remains fully operational and committed to ensuring our current and prospective students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff are supported during this difficult and unprecedented time. We continue to adhere to physical distancing guidance from the university-and from local and state officials-mandating a work from home protocol for all employees. We are a community first and foremost, and though we are practicing social distancing to help eliminate spread of the virus and protect our most vulnerable neighbors, we are not practicing social isolation. But, our student services and administrative personnel are available to answer any questions as we navigate this uncertainty. Please reach out for help or resources, as needed.

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Academic Program Review - 2019Download Academic Program Review - 2019 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.

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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.

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Plans are underway to transform the acclaimed UCI Program in Public Health into the UCI School of Population and Public Health. We are dedicated to educating the public health leaders of the future, fostering high-impact research that reduces the societal burden of human disease and disability, and transforming the health and wellness of communities on local, national and global scales. In partnership with colleagues in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and UCI Health, we are raising the quality of life for people around the world, while also championing the principles of evidence-based integrative health. At our core, we encourage inclusive excellence in intellectual pursuits. Learn More LEARN MORE DONATE NOW

Spotlights: News Features

Article: How the coronavirus pandemic could end - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Axios) October 22, 2020:
“If the vaccine is really effective, like the measles vaccine or the yellow fever vaccine, it’s just going to land like a ton of bricks and suffocate this. Maybe not quite eradicate it — yellow fever and measles are not eradicated — but it’ll be an utter game changer,” UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer says. But if the vaccines are less effective — as many experts expect for at least the first generation — COVID-19 may eventually behave more like the seasonal flu, Noymer says. (Still, the death rate of COVID-19 currently well eclipses that of the seasonal flu.)

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Article: Orange County could see second coronavirus wave by winter - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Voice of OC) October 22, 2020:
“So we’re going to have either a fall/winter wave or a winter wave — a second wave. I can’t exactly tell you when that wave will crest,” said Andrew Noymer, a public health expert and epidemiologist at UC Irvine. “We had this big wave in the summertime, in June/July. everyone remembers that. But that’s not the epidemic. This epidemic is going to have waves — plural. That wave that has now come and gone, that’s not the epidemic gone and over,” Noymer said in a Wednesday phone interview.

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Article: The race for a Covid-19 vaccine: Are lives at risk as countries try to find a quick fix? - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (France24) October 14, 2020:
Andrew Noymer, UCI associate professor of public health said, “The trials are being run with more transparency than ever before, so I have great faith in getting a fair result from the vaccine process. … We’re also concerned with the efficacy because the FDA here in the United States has said they will approve vaccines with 50% or better efficacy and we have to anticipate that some people who are vaccinated will still get the disease, if indeed, the vaccine is only 50% effective.”

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Article: A lot of people won’t be doing this during the holidays because of COVID-19 - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (The Ladders) October 14, 2020:
“Thanksgiving makes me nervous,” Andrew Noymer, a public-health professor at UC Irvine said. Noymer clarified that the larger concern when it comes to holiday travel is less about the travel and more about the large gatherings that take place when everyone is finally together. … “But even just driving 45 minutes to someone’s house and sitting around the table at Thanksgiving with people who you don’t normally mix with [is worrying too.]”

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Article: Kiss Thanksgiving goodbye this year, but not your relatives: health experts - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (New York Daily News) October 14, 2020:
“Thanksgiving makes me nervous,” Andrew Noymer, a public-health professor at the University of California, Irvine, told The Atlantic. “It’s not just that people are gathering. It’s that they’re gathering amidst the backdrop of this winter-seasonality effect. I just don’t see any scenarios, barring a vaccine, in which we don’t have lots of COVID-19 this winter, and Thanksgiving is going to play a role in that.”

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WEBINAR (Live via Zoom | 10/15/20 12:30 - 1:20 PM) : Proteomics, Personal Products, And Pollution Prevention Paradigms - featuring Presidential Chair, Oladele Ogunseitan October 15, 2020:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020, 12:30 - 1:20 PM


Featuring: Oladele Ogunseitan, PhD, MPH, BSEC, CPH, University of California Irvine

Dele Ogunseitan holds the University of California Presidential Chair at Irvine where he served for more than a decade as founding chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.


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Article: Wave before second wave? COVID-19 cases sharply rising across US - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Fox8) October 12, 2020:
“I expect fall waves starting in mid-October and getting worse as fall heads into winter, and reaching a crescendo certainly after the election,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California at Irvine, in an interview with the Washington Post. “Some places will peak around Thanksgiving, some places will peak around Christmas, some places not until January and February.”

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