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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 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.

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.


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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




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Bridging the Gap: CONFRONTING RACISM

Is Climate Change the Newest Social Determinant of Health? (Bridging the Gap) October 29, 2021:
By working hand-in-hand with diverse stakeholders and experts, we can develop strategies and solutions that address climate change, reduce health disparities, and maximize health benefits. (Featuring: Wu, Jun)

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Five ways public health professionals can help battle vaccine hesitancy (UCI Bridging the Gap) September 07, 2021:
Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala calls upon healthcare professionals to do more to counter vaccine hesitancy. She offers specific strategies that providers can utilize to educate and encourage vaccination and to reach those in underserved communities where the pandemic is having an outsized impact.

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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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News Spotlights: Featured News

UCI health sciences students administer nearly 400 flu vaccines at pop-up clinic to help keep their fellow Anteaters healthy December 06, 2021:
At an interprofessional student-led event, volunteers from the UCI Program in Public Health, the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Student Health Center provided flu shots to nearly 400 undergraduate and graduate students in a three-day, pop-up clinic at Anteater Plaza.

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Orange County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Climb (myNewsLA) December 01, 2021:
“The numbers are stable, kind of more of the same.” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Another COVID holiday: Is California in a better place this year? (Cal Matters) November 23, 2021:
“In rural counties, population density ought to be a protective factor, but we’ve seen time and time again that rural locations are not spared. They might get hit later, but they can get hit hard." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County COVID-19 hospitalizations decline (Spectrum News 1) December 02, 2021:
"It's in the very, very early days right now and we really don't have a lot of good information to go on." (Featuring: Souleles, David)

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Illinois already provides health care to undocumented seniors. Nursing home coverage is needed, too. (Chicago Sun Times) December 02, 2021:
Older undocumented immigrants are at higher risk of repeat hospitalizations, according to a 2019 University of California, Irvine study that revealed the disparities between undocumented immigrants and insured patients in California. (Featuring: Ro, Annie)

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‘Pay-to-participate’ autism stem-cells paper retracted (Spectrum News) December 02, 2021:
“Distinctly underwhelming in terms of any conclusions about the efficacy of cord-blood products or stem-cell products for autism.” (Featuring: Turner, Leigh)

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Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Be a Death Sentence (teen vogue) December 02, 2021:
People in power decide who lives and dies, “who matters and who does not, who is disposable and who is not,” (Featuring affiliated faculty: Goodwin, Michele)

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‘I’m an Epidemiologist, and This Is What We Know About Omicron So Far’ December 02, 2021:
"We know that viruses mutate to survive—and Omicron is likely one of many variants that we will see in the months (and even years) to come." (Featuring: Edwards, Karen)

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UCI Public health appoints its inaugural associate dean of research, an internationally renowned expert in occupational health November 30, 2021:
To expand its research initiatives, the UCI Program in Public Health has appointed its inaugural associate dean of research, David B. Richardson, PhD.

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Biden to reveal 'winter plan' on COVID, omicron variant. Here's what health experts want to hear. (USA Today, yahoo news, MSN News) December 01, 2021:
“If people are concerned about this, they should be reconstituting these measures on their own to reduce the spread to other people.” (Featuring: Edwards, Karen)

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Whistleblowers Say a Santa Ana Sheet Metal Factory is Unsafe, Polluting Water (Voice of OC) December 01, 2021:
The report found that ​​harmful particulate concentrations inside Kingspan’s facility were on average 25% higher than the maximum concentration measured in Santa Ana during major wildfires in northern California last year. (Featuring: Masri, Shahir)

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LeBrón: Learning from COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Missteps, Keys to COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Orange County’s 5-11 Year Old Children December 01, 2021:
"This is the moment we have been waiting for – let’s do it right, let’s do it equitably." (Featuring: LeBron, Alana)

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Opinion: I Was Raped by My Father. An Abortion Saved My Life. (NY Times) November 30, 2021:
Featuring affiliated faculty: Goodwin, Michele

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Influenza A Strain Is Leading to Rising Flu Cases: What That Means (healthline) November 30, 2021:
“There are a variety of strains. H3N2 is one that we have seen before, and [it’s] included in this year’s flu vaccine." (Featuring: Edwards, Karen)

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The human impact of climate-intensified health risks (Science X) November 30, 2021:
"The work underscores the need for enhanced aid and recovery efforts in these regions and the importance of forest management and other fire prevention strategies." (Featuring: Wu, Jun)

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Pandemic prognosis: Where does it go from here? November 30, 2021:
It will basically "become part of the furniture." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County's COVID-19 hospitalizations climb, but weekly metrics improve (Spectrum News 1) November 30, 2021:
"The numbers are stable, kind of more of the same." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Q&A with Dylan H. Roby, PhD, UCI Public Health’s new Associate Professor of Health, Society, & Behavior November 29, 2021:
A leading expert in the field, Roby brings 25 years of expertise in health policy research, reform, and capacity-building in settings from Capitol Hill to academia

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UCI Public Health helps launch Graduate Student Cluster on Environmental Racism & Health Equity November 29, 2021:
“We look forward to seeing the contributions our future fellows will make to university-wide efforts aimed at addressing environmental injustice." (Featuring: Wu, Jun)

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Orange County's COVID-19 statistics hold steady November 29, 2021:
"I'm worried there will be a surge this winter, but it's very hard to pin them on certain holidays." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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