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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

Article: Covid-19 updates - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (The New York Times) May 07, 2021:
The U.S. takes on a hopeful Covid outlook, but slowing vaccinations raise a note of caution. … “We’re in a really good spell and we can act accordingly,” said Andrew Noymer, an [associate professor and] epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine, who said it made sense to loosen restrictions now, when the risk is lower than it might be this winter.

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Article: ‘Turning the corner’: U.S. COVID outlook reaches most hopeful point yet - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (The New York Times) May 06, 2021:
For the moment, though, epidemiologists are uncharacteristically optimistic. “We’re in a really good spell and we can act accordingly,” said Andrew Noymer, an [associate professor and] epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine, who said it made sense to loosen restrictions now, when the risk is lower than it might be this winter.

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Article: Tackling coronavirus vaccine hesitancy across Orange County - featuring Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala (Voice of OC) April 22, 2021:
“First, we haven’t fully achieved full vaccination in any of the tiers [of eligible groups],” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, an epidemiologist and founding dean for the University of California, Irvine public health program, in a Thursday interview. … Boden-Albala said in underserved communities, “it’s not that there’s hesitancy per se, but there needs to be some better info, clarification of that info and the process of getting someone vaccinated. It’s not just ‘register here,’ it often takes someone to answer questions — especially in light of all the confusing information about vaccines like the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.”

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Article: Don’t put away your face masks. We may need them even as COVID-19 fades - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Los Angeles Times) April 22, 2021:
“Will we be masking in 2025? I doubt it. But it’s still too early to say when we will ditch them, and I think they’ll be one of the last things to go” said Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine associate professor of public health. “They’re cheap, they’re relatively easy to use and they work.”

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Article: Two new coronavirus vaccination clinics come to Santa Ana and Irvine - featuring Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala (Voice of OC) April 21, 2021:
Bernadette Boden-Albala, an epidemiologist and founding dean for the University of California, Irvine public health program, told Voice of OC on April 20 that while the county is “starting to move the needle” it’s “actually at a slower pace than the rest of the county.” “We have to make sure that we’re doing it at the same pace. And that’s something that people have a hard time understanding,” Boden-Albala said.

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Article: Orange County not yet ready to move into less restrictive yellow tier - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (KNBC (City News Service)) April 21, 2021:
“The numbers are looking great in Orange County,” Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service. Noymer analyzed data from states across the country on Wednesday and noted that while some maybe be struggling with upswings in cases, that is not the case in California. … Noymer said it is probably time to turn over vaccinations to traditional healthcare providers like pharmacies.

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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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