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Increasing the minimum wage and expanding a tax credit for low-wage workers may prevent more than 1,200 suicides each year, according to a new working paper by a team of UC Berkeley researchers. The study, published Monday  more...
Last week, Stephen Shortell, professor of the graduate school and dean emeritus at the School of Public Health, delivered the annual Sam Shapiro lecture at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The more...
Robert Allen Schwartz MD, MPH ’70 has been appointed to serve on the United States Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, or PACHA. As a member of the council, Schwartz joins 10 other health professionals to provide more...
This post was written by and on behalf of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program chapter of Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), which advocates for the adoption of a single-payer, universal health system in more...
Finding a path to universal healthcare coverage is high on the political agenda in California and other democratic-led states and cities across the United States. According to a 2018 statewide survey by the Public Policy more...
In February, Professor of the Graduate School Richard Scheffler was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), one of the highest honors awarded to social insurance professionals. The over 1,100 members of 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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Our faculty members, researchers, and students worked against many pernicious problems over the past year. We selected the following stories from 2017 to revisit based on their popularity and relevance to the field of public more...
On July 24, a letter signed by 20 leaders of schools and programs of public health across the nation—including Dean Stefano M. Bertozzi—was sent to congressional leadership in support of Planned Parenthood health centers and more...
As part of a March Health Affairs issue examining health care delivery system innovations, a trio of UC Berkeley School of Public Health experts analyzed the efficacy of reference pricing—a new component of health insurance more...
As the nation faces a change in leadership, UC Berkeley School of Public Health professor Stephen Shortell and UCSF School of Medicine associate professor Dr. Diane Rittenhouse highlight the most critical health policy more...
Dr. Stefano Bertozzi, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and professor of Health Policy and Management, has been elected the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and more...

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