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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

COVID-19 Student Survey May 24, 2022:
"Additionally, the data collected can be used to help UCI continue to address student’s concerns regarding the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, assess UCI’s COVID-19 related services and communication methods, and provide needed support to students." (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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Editorial: Bad news pileup can lead to anxiety (The Philadelphia Tribune) May 24, 2022:
"We've had so much news from COVID-19 and the economic breakdown to the reckoning with racial injustice combined with hurricanes and firestorms," (Featuring: Cohen Silver, Roxane)

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The Urgency for Reproductive Freedom: From Slavery to the New Jane Crow (Ms. Magazine) May 24, 2022:
"If the Supreme Court dismantles Roe v. Wade and its legacy of jurisprudence, it will bring significant harm to all women and all people capable of pregnancy in anti-abortion states, while imposing a death sentence for Black and Brown women." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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How do rape and incest exceptions work in state abortion bans? (Yahoo! News) May 24, 2022:
"For some, going through all of that will be just utterly exhausting to such a degree where it can feel hopeless," (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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May 24, 2022:
"We have widespread karoshi. We simply don’t call it that. We basically are in denial about the work environment" (Featuring: Schnall, Peter)

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Study finds unsafe feeding practices among formula-reliant families due to the pandemic, food shortages (New Medical Life Scienes) May 23, 2022:
"With more severe and frequent impacts on maternal and infant well-being and supply chains, government programs and policies must continue to promote exclusive and supplementary breastfeeding practices to protect pediatric nutrition. If we increase breastfeeding practices among mothers, supply chain disruptions, such as the one going on right now, won't be as devastating." (Featuring: Payan, Denise)

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You Can Now Get Another 8 Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests: How to Order Them (Healthline) May 23, 2022:
"When case counts increase and people’s perceived risk increases, we tend to see greater use of COVID-19 home tests," (Featuring: Souleles, David)

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How Long Do Breakthrough COVID-19 Symptoms Last? Experts Examine Average Recovery Timelines (Good Housekeeping) May 21, 2022:
"COVID-19 vaccines are doing exactly what they're supposed to do — prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. What they don't do is guarantee you won't get infected at all," (Featuring: Boden-Abala, Bernadette)

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HOW LONG DOES COVID-19 LAST IF YOU HAVE BEEN VACCINATED? PIONEERING COVID LENGTH AND DIFFICULTY (Community 99) May 21, 2022:
"COVID-19 vaccines do exactly what they are supposed to do – prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death. What they do not do is guarantee that you will not be infected at all," (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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OC COVID-19 Infections on the Rise, But Hospitalizations Remain Steady (My News LA) May 20, 2022:
"I’m not resting on my laurels or anything, but that’s good. More of the same, please," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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May 19, 2022:
"This is the first study to identify plastics that we know are in containers, plastic bottles, clothing, and other products that we use, inside of people," (Featuring: Ruiz, Andrea)

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House holds hearing on abortion access as nation awaits final Supreme Court decision (ABC News) May 18, 2022:
"The Supreme Court has never gone back to in fact revoke what has been freedoms that have been well-articulated and established in the Constitution and also by the Supreme Court," (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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House Judiciary hearing on abortion care access (PBS NewsHour) May 18, 2022:
"Witnesses included Dr. Yashica Robinson, member on the board of directors of Physicians for Reproductive Health; Aimee Arrambide, executive director for Avow Texas; Catherine Glenn Foster, president and CEO of Americans United for Life and Michele Bratcher Goodwin, chancellor’s professor of law at the University of California, Irvine." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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New App Rewards Your ‘Healthy Actions’ with Money Off Wellness Brands (Healthline) May 18, 2022:
"There are tons of lovely apps out there, but enticing people to use them, and keep using them is a huge challenge that few apps do well," (Featuring: Ritt-Olson, Anamara)

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House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on abortion rights (UPI) May 18, 2022:
"For poor women, particularly women of color, the loss will be deadly. This is the coming of the new Jane Crow," (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)

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Column: Nationals fired scout for refusing COVID vaccine. He’s now selling cars — and suing (Los Angeles Times) May 17, 2022:
"You don’t hear very many stories about people getting sacked because they didn’t get the flu jab," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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OC COVID-19 infections on the rise, but hospitalizations remain steady (Spectrum News 1) May 17, 2022:
"I'm not resting on my laurels or anything, but that's good. More of the same, please," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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1 Million Dead from COVID-19 in U.S.: Where Do We Go from Here? (Healthline) May 17, 2022:
"One million is a significant number; in a typical year before COVID, about three million deaths would occur in the United States. To have one million COVID deaths on top of six million other deaths is an enormous mortality burden," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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How Much Do Ventilation Systems Help Reduce COVID Transmission? (VeryWellHealth) May 16, 2022:
"It’s not an airtight guarantee that you’re not going to get COVID," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)

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About 1 in 10 People Hospitalized with COVID-19 Are Readmitted or Die Within 30 Days (Healthline) May 15, 2022:
"As we’ve learned over the past three years, some strains of COVID, like the Delta variant, tend to produce more severe cases and send hospitalization rates skyrocketing," (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)

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