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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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Spotlights: News Features

Morning Briefing: California regulators withdraw controversial work mask rules; LA County pushes vaccine incentives; Biden, PM Johnson to emphasize close ties (Spectrum News 1) June 10, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Morning Briefing: California regulators withdraw controversial work mask rules; LA County pushes vaccine incentives; Biden, PM Johnson to emphasize close ties (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County’s COVID-19 Experts to Answer Your Questions on Eve of June 15 Reopening (Voice of OC) June 09, 2021:
Voice of OC: Orange County’s COVID-19 Experts to Answer Your Questions on Eve of June 15 Reopening (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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All Orange County Residents Still Required to Wear Masks at Work Until at Least Late June (Voice of OC) June 09, 2021:
Voice of OC: All Orange County Residents Still Required to Wear Masks at Work Until at Least Late June (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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COVID-19: Case Lows; Testing Rate; Vaccines in OC, California (OC Business Journal) June 09, 2021:
OC Business Journal: COVID-19: Case Lows; Testing Rate; Vaccines in OC, California (featuring: Bartell, Scott)

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Dr. Wayne Chang, receives Award for Service in Medical Education from the UCI Office of Graduate Medical Education June 08, 2021:
Congratulations to Dr. Wayne Chang, a clinical professor of occupational and environmental medicine, for receiving the Award for Service in Medical Education from the UCI Office of Graduate Medical Education. It’s an even greater honor as he was nominated by his colleagues, including residents, fellows, faculty, and staff who chose him for his dedication and service this past academic year (2020-2021).

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Orange County's COVID-19 numbers continue downward trend (Spectrum News 1) June 07, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Orange County's COVID-19 numbers continue downward trend (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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OC's COVID-19 numbers continue encouraging trends (Spectrum News 1) June 06, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: OC's COVID-19 numbers continue encouraging trends (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County COVID-19 trends encouraging (Spectrum News 1) June 04, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Orange County COVID-19 trends encouraging (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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What makes one mom different from another (Washington Post) June 04, 2021:
Washington Post: What makes one mom different from another (featuring: Bruckner, Tim)

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Can eggs be a part of a healthy diet? Experts say yes, and also bust myths about eating raw yolks (USA Today) June 03, 2021:
USA Today: Can eggs be a part of a healthy diet? Experts say yes, and also bust myths about eating raw yolks (featuring: Odegaard, Andrew)

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Fully Vaccinated OC Residents Will Soon No Longer Need Masks at Work (Voice of OC) June 03, 2021:
Voice of OC: Fully Vaccinated OC Residents Will Soon No Longer Need Masks at Work (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Low COVID-19 numbers guarantee OC stays in yellow tier (Spectrum News 1) June 03, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Low COVID-19 numbers guarantee OC stays in yellow tier (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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OC's Weekly COVID-19 Numbers Continue Declines (KFI AM 640 - iHeartRadio) June 02, 2021:
KFI AM 640 - iHeartRadio: OC's Weekly COVID-19 Numbers Continue Declines (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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California wasted 31,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s how we ranked among other states (Sacramento Bee) June 02, 2021:
Sacramento Bee: California wasted 31,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s how we ranked among other states (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Some US states doing better than others at vaccinating residents against COVID-19 (NewsNation) June 02, 2021:
NewsNation: Some US states doing better than others at vaccinating residents against COVID-19 (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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COVID-19: California Vaccines; Case Rate; Neighborhoods (OC Business Journal) June 02, 2021:
OC Business Journal: COVID-19: California Vaccines; Case Rate; Neighborhoods (featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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UCI Public Health Students Olivia Longhetto, Janielle Vidal & Herschell Valenova Dayag Receive 2021 Dynamic Womxn of UCI Awards June 01, 2021:
Ms. Olivia Longhetto, a current public health undergraduate student, and Ms. Janielle Vidal, a current PhD student in the joint public health/school of medicine program, were among only three UCI colleagues to receive Academic Achievement Awards. Ms. Herschell Valenova Dayag, a current master’s student in public health, was among only four other UCI colleagues recognized as a Dynamic Womxn of the Year. She was recognized for her engagement in community service.

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Updated COVID Numbers Expected Today in OC; Hospitalizations Remain Low (KFI AM 640 - iHeartRadio) June 01, 2021:
KFI AM 640 - iHeartRadio: Updated COVID Numbers Expected Today in OC; Hospitalizations Remain Low (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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California wildfires disproportionately affect elderly and poor residents, UCI study finds (UCI News) May 30, 2021:
UCI News: California wildfires disproportionately affect elderly and poor residents, UCI study finds (featuring: Wu, Jun)

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Orange County Records 56 New Cases of COVID-19 (Spectrum News 1) May 30, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Orange County Records 56 New Cases of COVID-19 (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Public Health Voices: Apr-2021

Apr-2021 Columnist: Maribel Cervantes-Ortega PhD Student, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Maribel Cervantes-Ortega
PhD Student, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Reflections on the Year of COVID-19

Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, and at times when we are faced with uncertainty or the unknown. So, it is no surprise that many of us are experiencing fear through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Previous Columns
  • Feb-2021: Critical Considerations for Inoculating Farmworkers Against COVID-19, by Ivy Torres
    Feb-2021
  • Nov-2020: California needs Statewide Policies for Drinking Water Testing after Wildfires, by Kelli Fagan Malott
    Nov-2020
  • Oct-2020: COVID-19's impact on communities of color, by Shantell Cerise Nolen
    Oct-2020



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