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In a recent study, maternal and child health researchers at the School looked into the idea that breast feeding may serve as a protective mechanism to delay onset of puberty in girls. They found that, in some cohorts, girls more...
Maya Petersen and Laura Balzer with awards
Assistant Professor Maya Petersen and Biostatistics PhD student Laura Balzer have been awarded the 2014 American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Causality in Statistics Education Award. They were selected for their more...
girl with sugary drinks
While sales of sodas are slipping, the huge category of alternative sugary beverages—that includes energy, sports, tea and fruit drinks—is growing rapidly and is perpetuated by misleading health claims, according to a UC more...
young female rock climber
A research team led by Kristine Madsen, assistant professor in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition Program, explored the feasibility of implementing a physical activity referral (PAR) more...
Teh-Wei Hu receives WHO award
Professor Emeritus Teh-wei Hu was recently honored by the World Health Organization (WHO) with a 2014 World No Tobacco Day Award for the Western Pacific Region, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to economic more...
Timothy Brown
Timothy Brown, assistant adjunct professor of health economics, won the 2014 Public Health Systems Research (PHSR) Article-of-the-Year award for his paper, “How Effective are Public Health Departments at Preventing Mortality more...
Karen Sokal-Gutierrez
Karen Sokal-Guitierrez, associate clinical professor with the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, recently received the 2014 Faculty Award for Achievement in Global Oral Health from the UCSF School of Dentistry as a more...
Michael Tarter
Michael Tarter, professor emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, died at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California, on Sunday, May 10, 2014, at the age of 75. He retired from active professorship just last year, more...
CoTE awardees
On April 15, the School’s Committee on Teaching Excellence (CoTE) honored UC Berkeley School of Public Health educators who received high student evaluation marks for their instruction during the Fall 2013 semester. To more...
exposure chamber
Researchers led by Professor Catherine Koshland from the University of California, Berkeley Superfund Research Program have developed an inexpensive, easy to use, and highly sensitive sensor to measure how much mercury is in more...
On May 18, nine students became the inaugural graduates of UC Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online Professional MPH Degree Program. When the program admitted its first students in Spring 2012, it was the first largely online degree more...
GHLF participants in Singapore
The UC Berkeley School of Public Health teamed up with Healthcare Leadership College in April in order to host a very successful session of the Global Health Leadership Forum (GHLF) in Singapore. This was the first time that more...
Jamaican toys
In the Friday (May 30) edition of the journal Science, researchers find that early childhood development programs are particularly important for disadvantaged children in Jamaica and can greatly impact an individual’s more...
Restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown
Millions of workers in the United States are not getting the wages and benefits they are entitled to by law. While some may see this as a labor issue, researchers say it is a public health problem that has been ignored for more...
preschool students
A new study of preschools and day care centers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous. The study, published online today (Thursday, May 15) more...
Anthony Iton
California public health leader Anthony Iton MD, JD, MPH ’97 will deliver the keynote address at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Commencement ceremony on May 18, to be held in Zellerbach Hall. As senior vice more...
Bollywood dance class
Can Bollywood dance help South Asians in the United States manage type 2 diabetes? Amlu Natesan, a UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program student, is partnering with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute ( more...
RWJ logo
UC Berkeley and UCSF have announced the selection of three new scholars in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health & Society Scholars program. The scholars will investigate how connections among biological, more...
Professor Lonnie Snowden
For extraordinary lifetime contributions, Lonnie Snowden, a mental health policy expert and Professor of the Graduate School at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, was recently named the winner of the 2014 Award for more...
Worker on construction site
If climate change continues as projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), by mid-century, high temperatures and humidity are likely to compromise global agricultural production and working outdoors, more...

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