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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...
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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...
Harnessing the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s strengths in adolescent health and technological solutions, a research team lead by Assistant Professor Sandra McCoy will develop, implement, and evaluate a novel more...
While the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the nineteenth century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the 20th century. In the more...
United States service members who served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq faced constant risk of injury and death during deployment, as well as repeated disruption of connections with family members and friends—often more...
Researchers from UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health analyzed 281 schools in California that participated in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program from 2006 to 2012, and matched them to 709 more...
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While inching along congested roadways, California drivers will often see motorcyclists zip by, eking out a path in the narrow space between two lanes of cars. This practice of passing other vehicles traveling in the same more...
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A recent collaborative study between UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Contra Costa County researchers evaluated the efficacy of a culturally tailored obesity intervention for Latino children, Familias Activas y more...
Emily Ozer
Emily Ozer, professor of community health sciences, was chosen to receive a 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Award for Public Service in the category of Faculty Research in the Public Interest. The public service awards are presented more...
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Children living in revitalized public housing are significantly less likely to take repeated trips to the emergency room, according to a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. The authors of the study more...
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Greater income inequality is linked to more deaths among African Americans, but the effect is reversed among white Americans, who experienced fewer deaths, according to a new study by researchers at the UC Berkeley School of more...
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Berkeley researchers are on the forefront of infusing public health principles and practices into community development and social services. So it’s no surprise that much of the November issue of Health Affairs, which more...
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A research team led by Kristine Madsen, assistant professor in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and Public Health Nutrition Program, explored the feasibility of implementing a physical activity referral (PAR) more...
Restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown
Millions of workers in the United States are not getting the wages and benefits they are entitled to by law. While some may see this as a labor issue, researchers say it is a public health problem that has been ignored for more...

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