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Burger and fries
A new study has found that people who ate more fast food were exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates than people who ate more home-cooked meals. Lead author Julia Varshavsky, who did more...
Joel Moskowitz
Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, has won a 2018 James Madison Freedom of Information Award for his work that culminated in the state publishing more...
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The way researchers contextualize race may color scientific understanding and inadvertently impede progress in addressing health inequities, according to an analysis from researchers in the UC Berkeley School of Public more...
Man holding toddler at Best Babies Zone event
The Best Babies Zone initiative (BBZ) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health recently released a guide that walks organizations through its six-step phase of starting a place-based and community-driven initiative to more...
Dean Stefano Bertozzi
Stefano Bertozzi, who has led the School of Public Health for 5 years, will step down from his position effective July 1, 2018. He will remain as a full-time member of the School’s faculty in the Division of Health Policy more...
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A recent study conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) found that worry about deportation was associated with multiple cardiovascular more...
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The UC Berkeley University Library has announced the merger of the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library in the School of Public Health and the Marian Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library. The Library staff and more...
Not only is urban greenness unequally distributed by neighborhood demographics, but poorer neighborhoods and those with more minorities are losing greenness, according to a recent UC Berkeley led study. The study, published more...
Health care workers' meeting
UC Berkeley and seven of North America’s leading hospitals and healthcare systems are taking a cue from the manufacturing industry to find out if embracing the lean system principles made popular by Toyota can help the more...
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Our faculty members, researchers, and students worked against many pernicious problems over the past year. We selected the following stories from 2017 to revisit based on their popularity and relevance to the field of public more...
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Almost one in five older patients with a chronic disease reported experiencing health care discrimination in a large national survey that asked about their daily experiences of discrimination between 2008 and 2014. Black more...
Daniel Portnoy
Daniel Portnoy, molecular cell biology and public health professor, is one of three UC Berkeley faculty members to be elected a 2017 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) fellow. The NAI—an organization which champions the more...
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The UC Berkeley School of Public Health has established a cooperative bachelor of science-master degree program with the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKU). In a ceremony held Monday, November 13 more...
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The Best Babies Zone Initiative (BBZ) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health announced today that it will expand to three new communities: Milwaukee, New York City (Harlem), and Cleveland. These Cohort 3 zones will join more...
A four-year study conducted by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers found a significant association between the California drought and property crime rates. Dana E. Goin, an epidemiology PhD student, Kara E. more...
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By Brett Israel | UC Berkeley Media Relations brett.israel@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-7741 When gun shows are held in Nevada, gun-related deaths and injuries spike across the state line in California for at least the next two more...
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The UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Biology Scholars Program (BSP) have been awarded a grant from the California Wellness Foundation to develop a Health Workforce Pipeline Project (HWPP). The goal of the project is more...
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More than 60 UC Berkeley School of Public Health educators who received high student evaluation marks for their instruction were honored during the Spring 2017 semester with the School’s Committee on Teaching Excellence ( more...
Nicholas Jewell
Nicholas Jewell, professor of biostatistics and statistics, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Individuals are elected because they have more...
Two students wearing face masks to prevent smoke inhalation chat
Matthew Smith spent his Friday night cleaning a toilet at an evacuation center in Santa Rosa. It was the fourth time since Monday the UC Berkeley senior stayed up all night helping the hundreds of Sonoma County residents more...

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