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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...
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...
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...
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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...
Not only is urban greenness unequally distributed by neighborhood demographics, but poorer neighborhoods and those with more minorities are losing greenness, according to a recent UC Berkeley led study. The study, published more...
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The Best Babies Zone Initiative (BBZ) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health announced today that it will expand to three new communities: Milwaukee, New York City (Harlem), and Cleveland. These Cohort 3 zones will join more...
As the number of white residents in a neighborhood declines, noise rises. But noise pollution is inescapable in segregated cities, where it is worse for everyone, according to the first breakdown of noise exposure along more...
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As the US health care system continues to court big data, clinicians are gaining comprehensive access to their patients’ electronic medical records. Attracted by the same goal, individuals have similarly begun to demand more...
The Best Babies Zone Initiative (BBZ) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has announced that it will expand to three new communities: Indianapolis, IN; Kalamazoo, MI; and Portland, OR. These three new zones will more...
UC Berkeley School of Public Health DrPH candidate Christopher Chau was awarded a 2016-2017 Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey and Darlene Edgley Fellowship. The Yancey/Edgley DrPH Dissertation Fellowship funds dissertation more...
Alexandra Carter, an MPH student in the Health & Social Behavior program at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has been named a Human Rights Center Fellow by the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law more...
Afghan refugees in Northern California experience different levels of distress, according to gender, when encountering the same situations say researchers in a recently published cross-sectional study. Four areas, in more...
In October, The Lancet published a series: Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale and held a global launch event in Washington D.C. The series builds on two previous Lancet series from 2007 and 2011, more...
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The UC Berkeley School of Public Health has been awarded a $1.4M grant to combat infant mortality by working closely with organizations and community residents to address interrelated social determinants of health. The W.K. more...
A new UC Berkeley report finds that janitors and security officers are uniquely vulnerable to sexual harassment because the structure of the property services industry puts them at risk, and conditions within the industry more...
Return on investment in county public health departments in California exceeds return on investment in many other areas of medical care, according to a new study by a University of California, Berkeley economist. In the more...
Although demand for local food in the Bay Area is on the rise, most small farms struggle to stay afloat. But a new student startup called Farmcation, which grew from a UC Berkeley School of Public Health innovation course more...
While the infant mortality rate has declined in the United States in recent years, disparities between racial and socioeconomic groups still remain. For the past four years, Clinical Professor Cheri Pies has been piloting a more...
school children eating lunch
The UC Berkeley Food Institute is giving a campus team $50,000 to study new reforms in the Oakland Unified School District’s system of feeding its students, in an effort that could help schools across the country. “Our study more...

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