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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.

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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




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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

Orange County Passes 6,000 Deaths For COVID-19 (KCBS) January 26, 2022:
“The January (death toll) is going to look an awful lot like the August (death toll) before it’s all said and done,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Navigating COVID-19 Testing for Kids Under 5 is a Parent's Nightmare (Parents Magazine) January 26, 2022:
"The best protective measure is to have caregivers, parents, and family members who are eligible to be fully vaccinated, including boosters," (Featuring: Edwards, Karen)

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UCI and CSU Fullerton partner to advance cancer health disparities research with a focus on diversity and inclusion January 25, 2022:
FUNDING ALERT: Sora Tanjasiri to co-lead a project to focus on addressing cancer disparities of the highest need in Orange County.

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Covid-19 Deaths in the U.S. Top 2,100 a Day, Highest in Nearly a Year (Wall Street Journal) January 25, 2022:
“We know that deaths are a lagging indicator,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County's COVID-19 hospitalizations see big dip (Spectrum News 1) January 25, 2022:
"I would characterize it (the decline) as steady," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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RESEARCH ALERT: UCI researchers show that women, older Americans more responsive to early COVID-19 public health messages January 25, 2022:
Featuring affiliated assistant adjunct professor Dana Garfin, PhD: Study findings also suggest that Black and Hispanic groups showed greater support for public health policies

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Is COVID-19 Endemic Yet? (Verywell Health) January 24, 2022:
“Among the unvaccinated, it is still really a terrible disease,” (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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How Do KF94s Stack Up Against KN95s and Other Masks? (Verywell Health) January 24, 2022:
“all [KN95, N95, KF94] are effective at preventing COVID-19 infection and are considered high-quality masks,” (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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Orange County reports 18,927 new positive COVID tests since Friday (Spectrum News 1) January 24, 2022:
I would like to see a 100 (patient) decrease, but I assume it will come." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Law schools are failing to prepare the next generation of leaders in reproductive rights and justice (The Lily - Washington Post) January 24, 2022:
“It’s here that one should be studying what the rule of law means,” (Featuring: Goodwin, Michelle)

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U.S. Backslide on Abortion Rights Is a Grave Danger to Democracy, Say Both Reproductive Rights Experts and Legal Analysts (Ms. Magazine) January 24, 2022:
"In a rousing discussion, GAP Center director Bonnie Stabile, Dennie, Hira, Weiss-Wolf and Goodwin discussed the implications of the Texas abortion law S.B. 8 and the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that directly challenges the precedent of Roe v. Wade—setting the stage for how the U.S. got to this point, and where we go from here." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michelle)

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Amid omicron wave, Long Beach has yet to impose vaccine mandate for employees (Long Beach Post) January 23, 2022:
“Vaccinated people are less likely to spread the virus.” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Will This Be Roe’s Last Anniversary? (ACLU) January 22, 2022:
"Michele Goodwin, professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, the founding director of the U.C.I. Law Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and its Reproductive Justice Initiative, and one of the ACLU’s very own Executive Committee Members joins us to discuss the lived experience of reproductive control and Roe v. Wade’s impact." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michelle)

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Stress, uncertainty and isolation are common pandemic experiences. But is it trauma? (NPR) January 21, 2022:
"Collective trauma is a stressful experience that is shared by many people." (Featuring: Cohen Silver, Roxanne)

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Spotted around the web: Sleep features, seizure genes, pandemic effects (Spectrum) January 21, 2022:
More attention to enrolling and retaining clinical trial participants is key to increasing the inclusion of racial and ethnic minorities, argues public health expert Bernadette Boden-Albala of the University of California, Irvine. (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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Booster shots in U.S. have strongly protected against severe disease from omicron variant, CDC studies show (Washington Post) January 21, 2022:
"When vaccines were first rolled out in December 2020, officials made a “communications blunder” when they said vaccinations would be “two shots, and done,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County's COVID-19 hospitalizations see big drop (Spectrum News 1) January 20, 2022:
"There's still some momentum that can be building here," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Shrinks for First Time in a Month (Voice of OC) January 19, 2022:
“I’m always nervous at looking at data on the first day after a long weekend, so I’ll have more faith on it tomorrow,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Potential COVID-19 endemic occurring despite steep winter increases (Irvine Weekly) January 19, 2022:
“Part of the answer is that it already is [an endemic]. It’s not going to go down to zero overnight — we all want it to go down to zero, but that’s not the reality,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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Orange County's COVID-19 hospitalizations climb again January 19, 2022:
It looks like we might be finding a peak because the day-to-day increases were still low and we're still doing quite better than last January ... Hospitalizations look like they might be finding a peak, but it's a little tough to say." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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