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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...
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...
Many international travelers to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, openly considered skipping the games to avoid the threat of Zika. Despite the fears, not a single case of Zika or its major neurological 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...
In honor of National Minority Health Awareness Month, the chairs of the Health Care Task Forces of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus more...
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The journal Pediatrics published a special supplement on bioethics co-edited by Dr. John Lantos of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Dr. Jodi Halpern, professor of bioethics in the UC Berkeley- 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...
Seth Holmes, assistant professor in the School of Public Health, was awarded the 2014 Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) Book Award at the association’s annual conference in Ohio in October.   His book, Fresh Fruit, more...
In September, assistant professor Seth Holmes was honored by OUT for Sustainability at the first annual Fab Planet Summit. OUT4S is a volunteer-run organization, based in Seattle, dedicated to mobilizing the lesbian, gay, more...
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A recent study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in African American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination and who had internalized anti- more...
Some racial groups are more likely to bear the brunt of extreme heat waves because of where they live, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, published Tuesday, May more...
Homeless youth are a hidden population and have been historically undercounted in local, state, and federal efforts to estimate the homeless population, according a report issued by the California Homeless Youth Project on more...
After-school soccer programs look like a win for increasing physical activity among overweight youth in low-income neighborhoods, according to a new study. Researchers at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health looked at the more...
In recognition of National Prematurity Awareness Month, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health announced that it has received a $2.75M grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan to implement a three- more...
Extraordinary mentor, accomplished scholar, influential teacher, exceptional role model—these are just a few of the superlatives students and colleagues used to describe Professor Meredith Minkler in letters of nomination more...
The UC Berkeley public health community is well represented on a new task force charged with developing a 10-year plan to make Californians healthier. On June 4, California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Diana S more...