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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...
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. Experiencing racial 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...
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...

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