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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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Bridging the Gap: CONFRONTING RACISM

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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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





News Spotlights: Featured News

Public health researchers show that strong social support networks in Chinese and Korean American communities equates to healthier, happier individuals July 26, 2021:
“We found several factors contributed to our participants’ self-reported health,” said corresponding author Brittany Morey, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of health, society and behavior at the UCI Program in Public Health. “Men reported better health than women, and higher income was related to better self-reported health. However, social support stood out as one of the most prominent factors leading to our participants’ optimal perceived health.”

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Delta variant fuels rising COVID-19 cases in OC (Spectrum News 1) July 23, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Delta variant fuels rising COVID-19 cases in OC

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Best Health Degrees Releases National Rankings of Public Health Bachelor's Programs July 23, 2021:
Johnson City Press: Best Health Degrees Releases National Rankings of Public Health Bachelor's Programs

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Is Hot Vax Summer Even Happening? (Vice) July 23, 2021:
Vice: Is Hot Vax Summer Even Happening? (featuring: Garfin, Dana - Affiliated Faculty)

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Rise in COVID-19 Cases Among OC Hospital Employees (NBC Los Angeles) July 23, 2021:
NBC Los Angeles: Rise in COVID-19 Cases Among OC Hospital Employees (featuring: Edwards, Karen)

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Coronavirus surge squeezes Newsom with California recall approaching (Politico) July 22, 2021:
Politico: Coronavirus surge squeezes Newsom with California recall approaching (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Morning Briefing: LA reports highest number of COVID cases since February; OC COVID rates, hospitalizations continue to climb; Pasadena indoor mask order goes into effect today (Spectrum News 1) July 22, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Morning Briefing: LA reports highest number of COVID cases since February; OC COVID rates, hospitalizations continue to climb; Pasadena indoor mask order goes into effect today (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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COVID-19: Vaccines, Cases; Disneyland; Mobile Vaccines (OC Business Journal) July 22, 2021:
OC Business Journal: COVID-19: Vaccines, Cases; Disneyland; Mobile Vaccines (featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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Best Health Degrees Releases National Rankings of Public Health Bachelor's Programs (PR Newswire) July 21, 2021:
PR Newswire: Best Health Degrees Releases National Rankings of Public Health Bachelor's Programs

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Orange County's COVID-19 weekly averages jump up (Spectrum News 1) July 21, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Orange County's COVID-19 weekly averages jump up (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County COVID-19 rates and hospitalizations continue to climb (Spectrum News 1) July 21, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Orange County COVID-19 rates and hospitalizations continue to climb (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

Nearly 300 More OC Residents Test Positive For COVID Wednesday (Patch) July 21, 2021:
Patch: Nearly 300 More OC Residents Test Positive For COVID Wednesday (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Q/A: Welcome to Leigh Turner, PhD, who joins UCI Public Heath as a new Professor of Health, Society, & Behavior July 20, 2021:
Dr Turner, what drove you to pursue a career in public health? Academia? “I completed my PhD at the University of Southern California’s School of Religion & Social Ethics. From graduate studies to present, I’ve explored the study of ethical issues related to medicine, health care, public health, and biotechnology.

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Delta variant drives uptick in OC COVID-19 cases (Spectrum News 1) July 20, 2021:
Spectrum News 1: Delta variant drives uptick in OC COVID-19 cases (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County’s COVID-19 Weekly Averages Jump Up (MyNewsLA) July 20, 2021:
MyNewsLA: Orange County’s COVID-19 Weekly Averages Jump Up (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Here’s how Delta surge compares to the last 2 times California tightened COVID rules (Sacramento Bee) July 20, 2021:
Sacramento Bee: Here’s how Delta surge compares to the last 2 times California tightened COVID rules (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Delta Variant Drives Uptick in OC COVID-19 Cases (MyNewsLA) July 19, 2021:
MyNewsLA: Delta Variant Drives Uptick in OC COVID-19 Cases (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Covid-19 Delta variant, reopening causing upswing in summer spike (Irvine Weekly) July 19, 2021:
Irvine Weekly: Covid-19 Delta variant, reopening causing upswing in summer spike (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Academic experts explain critical race theory in wake of Minnesota meetings (The Bemidji Pioneer) July 18, 2021:
The Bemidji Pioneer: Academic experts explain critical race theory in wake of Minnesota meetings (featuring: Goodwin, Michele - Affiliated Faculty)

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L.A., UC MASK mandates — NEWSOM SCHOOL daze — GRENELL out — JENNER’s reality campaign? (Politico) July 16, 2021:
Politico: L.A., UC MASK mandates — NEWSOM SCHOOL daze — GRENELL out — JENNER’s reality campaign? (featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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