Bridging the Gap
Stories of Bridging the Gap on Health Disparities | Social Determinants of Health

Closing the Gap on Health Disparities - Social Determinants of Health
By Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala, Dr.Ph, Director and Founding Dean Program in Public Health

Race should not be related to one's risk for disease. But unfortunately, COVID-19 has unveiled itself as a disease of disparities. As the pandemic continues, data shows that thevirus disproportionally impacts Black, indigenous, Latinx and other people of color.

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Five ways public health professionals can help battle vaccine hesitancy (UCI Bridging the Gap)
September 07, 2021 - Public Health News Spotlight

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 - Public Health News Spotlight

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 - Public Health News Spotlight

OC Register: Systemic racism impacts Asian Americans as well (featuring: Morey, Brittany)


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