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Organic diet significantly reduces risk of pesticide exposure, new study shows
by Austin Price Diet is the primary source of pesticide exposure for much of the general public, but according to recent research at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, exposure can be substantially reduced by opting more...
New interactive website puts street safety data at your fingertips
By Kara Manke Street Story gives California residents an easy way to report collisions and near-misses between cars, bicyclists or pedestrians. (UC Berkeley graphic by Hulda Nelson) As programs manager for Bike Bakersfield more...
Heavy rainfall and flooding have long been known to increase the risk of waterborne infectious diseases by exposing people to contaminated floodwaters and overwhelming water and sanitation systems. In a study published today more...
This spring semester, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health is fortunate to welcome three more new members to the faculty. These assistant professors will add expertise in environmental exposures, infectious diseases, and more...
A close up shot of a mosquito on a leaf.
The dengue and Zika viruses are both transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Muhammad Mahdi Karim photo) Prior infection with the dengue virus could protect children from the symptoms of Zika, finds a new study led by more...
Morello-Frosch Portrait
UC Berkeley professor Rachel Morello-Frosch is no stranger to the inequities of America. For years she’s researched how toxic pollution compounds the problems facing communities already struggling with racism, malnutrition more...
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has awarded a five-year grant to Lisa Barcellos, professor of epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and director of the Center of Computational Biology in more...
Earlier this fall, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health launched a collaboration with the nonprofit Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) to release a bilingual health publication called Health Notes, or Notas de more...
The health of our population and planet depends largely on the food we eat and how its produced. The Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) drives that conversation across UC Berkeley’s campus and beyond, focusing on the science more...
Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls
By Kara Manke Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study led by researchers at UC more...
A new research hub based at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, D.C., will explore the health effects of income and workplace more...
In October, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) elected 85 new members in recognition of the major contributions these individuals have made to the advancement of the medical sciences, healthcare, and public health. Among more...
New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant superbugs
By Kara Manke When you get sick, you want the right treatment fast. But certain infectious microbes are experts at evading the very anti-bacterial drugs designed to fight them. A simple and inexpensive new test developed by more...
Newest campus building
Chancellor Carol Christ and other campus leaders formally open Berkeley Way West, UC Berkeley’s newest academic building. (UC Berkeley photo by Keegan Houser) With a snap of the traditional big scissors, Chancellor Carol more...
Racial discrimination linked to higher risk of chronic illness in African American women
Less-educated African American women who report experiencing high levels of racial discrimination may face greater risk of developing chronic diseases, says a new study by UC Berkeley researchers. The study of 208 middle- more...
Five new faculty members join the School of Public Health
For the 2018-19 academic year, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health is fortunate to welcome five new members to the faculty. These junior and mid-level professors have expertise in key areas of public health, including more...
Joshua Pepper, a 5th-year student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, has been awarded a 2018 Piscano Scholarship by the Piscano Leadership Foundation (PLF). The scholarships, valued up to $28,000 each, are more...
An RAND-UC Berkeley School of Public Health analysis demonstrates significant reductions in heart attacks in San Diego County over a 6-year period following a county-wide collaboration to prevent heart disease known as Be more...
Almost half of the population of Managua, Nicaragua, is infected with Zika virus, according to a study by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers. Eva Harris, professor of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the more...
In June, students in Mexico received the first diplomado, or certificate, from an online health course delivered by the international, inter-institutional UC-Mexico Initiative. The course, titled Health Management and more...

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