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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...
A team of health economists at the School of Public Health have highlighted a trend in the healthcare market: higher health care prices and insurance premiums, but not necessarily a higher quality of care. The reason? Market more...
Incoming President of the Public Health Alumni Association Board of Directors Marta Cieslak MPH '10 recently interviewed the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s interim dean, William H. Dow, on behalf of our alumni more...
hydro- fracking derricks drilling natural gas on a plain
A recent study published in Environmental Epidemiology shows that living near natural gas operations may be taking an invisible toll on our public health. The researchers connected fracking-induced earthquakes to episodes more...
In spring 2019, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health will launch the Gilead Fellowship for the Advancement of Global Public Health. The new capacity-building program will provide support for five international fellows more...
Denise Herd
Renowned public health scholar Denise Herd began serving as the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society's new associate director in June, pledging to bolster collaboration among the Institute's faculty more...
The Right Care Initiative, a public-private partnership working to improve clinical outcomes in California by enhancing the practice of patient-centered, evidence-based medicine, has received a $375,000 grant from Blue more...
Professor Emily Ozer was recently honored with an Outstanding Mentor Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA). The award celebrates professors who exemplify outstanding mentoring of the next generation of more...
UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) student Tara Benesch received a 2018 U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition of her commitment and sustained dedication to improving health more...
William H. Dow, Professor of Health Economics and Kaiser Permanente Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Management, has been named interim dean of the UC Berkeley School of the Public Health, beginning July 1, 2018. Dow, a more...
Shuttering coal- and oil-fired power plants lowers the rate of preterm births in neighboring communities and improves fertility, according to two new University of California, Berkeley, studies. The researchers compared more...
Morvarid Mehdizadeh
UC Berkeley today announced the winner of the coveted University Medal, along with the four runners-up for the award which recognizes a graduating senior who best embodies the highest ideals of UC Berkeley. Among the more...
On May 1, Professor Richard M. Scheffler was awarded the Berkeley Citation, among the highest honors the campus bestows on its community. The award was presented by School of Public Health Dean Emeritus Stephen M. Shortell more...
Hospital building exterior
California insurer and provider markets are becoming more concentrated, leading to a steep rise in the amount consumers pay for health care, according to a new study from policy experts in the UC Berkeley School of Public more...
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...
Woman examined by doctor
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...

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