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Robert Cooper
Robert C. Cooper, a professor emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, died at his home in Martinez, Calif., on February 17, 2015. Cooper was born in San Francisco in 1928 and grew up in Alameda, Calif. He was a more...
The American Journal of Public Health released a special supplement issue in March 2015, devoted to innovations in public health education, featuring articles about two groundbreaking programs at the UC Berkeley School of more...
A study published February in Environmental Health Perspectives investigates the relationship between flame retardants and childhood obesity. Researchers examined whether pre- and post-natal exposure to the components of more...
Innovation in medical technology has a tremendous power to supply new drugs, devices, and diagnostics that improve health, reduce risks, and extend life. But innovation in medical technology has also led to unsustainable more...
Dr. Helen Wallace, a world-renowned professor, mentor and advocate known for her passion for improving the lives of women and children, has left a bequest valued at more than $13 million to the UC Berkeley School of Public more...
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In order to help Californians control pests in the safest possible manner, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) will be offering a new training course for more...
California has more accountable care organizations (ACOs) than any other state in the country, with particularly rapid growth over the past two years. This is a good thing, according to the Berkeley Forum for Improving more...
In January, 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 Spring 2014 semester. To more...
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According to the CDC, almost half of all Americans have one or more chronic illnesses. For those age 65 or older, the figure is closer to 85 percent. This make chronic illness care a crucial test for health care reform in more...
A large meta-analysis of 12 studies in sub-Saharan Africa found that women who used a type of injectable birth control had a moderately increased risk of becoming infected with HIV. The analysis was conducted by UC Berkeley more...
Seth Holmes, assistant professor of public health and medical anthropology at UC Berkeley, has won the Margaret Mead Award, bestowed annually by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Society for Applied more...
Brenda Eskenazi, professor of epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, was inducted into the Collegium Ramazzini as a fellow during the annual Ramazzini Days in Carpi, Italy. She will bring to the academy more...
There are more than 600 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States working to improve the quality of care and reduce costs for a defined population of patients with associated financial rewards or losses. A more...
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Children living in revitalized public housing are significantly less likely to take repeated trips to the emergency room, according to a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. The authors of the study more...
UC Berkeley students are creating a new tool that could soon make it far easier for children in developing nations to get life-saving vaccines. As part of a project called Emmunify, the students simplify medical record- more...
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Greater income inequality is linked to more deaths among African Americans, but the effect is reversed among white Americans, who experienced fewer deaths, according to a new study by researchers at the UC Berkeley School of more...
In support of ongoing research, pilot programs, and other activities, UC Berkeley’s Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) had been awarded a $3.9 million 5-year renewal grant from the NIH National Institute more...
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A report released today by the Berkeley Forum for Improving California's Healthcare Delivery System finds that California hospital spending could be reduced by billions of dollars over the next eight years if patients’ more...
New Orleans
The American Public Health Association (APHA) will hold its 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition November 15-19, 2014, in New Orleans. APHA anticipates that more than 12,500 people will attend this premier gathering of public more...
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Berkeley researchers are on the forefront of infusing public health principles and practices into community development and social services. So it’s no surprise that much of the November issue of Health Affairs, which more...

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