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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...
Jodi Halpern, professor of bioethics in the School of Public Health and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical program, traveled to Davos, Switzerland to speak at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in January. Each 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...
Three years into soda tax, sugary drink consumption down more than 50 percent in Berkeley
By Kara Manke Consumption of sugary drinks in Berkeley’s diverse and low-income neighborhoods dropped precipitously in 2015, just months after the city levied the nation’s first soda tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Three more...
Organic diet significantly reduces risk of pesticide exposure, new study shows
by Austin Price Diet is the primary source of pesticide exposure for much of the general public, but according to recent research at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, exposure can be substantially reduced by opting more...
New interactive website puts street safety data at your fingertips
By Kara Manke Street Story gives California residents an easy way to report collisions and near-misses between cars, bicyclists or pedestrians. (UC Berkeley graphic by Hulda Nelson) As programs manager for Bike Bakersfield more...
Heavy rainfall and flooding have long been known to increase the risk of waterborne infectious diseases by exposing people to contaminated floodwaters and overwhelming water and sanitation systems. In a study published today more...
This spring semester, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health is fortunate to welcome three more new members to the faculty. These assistant professors will add expertise in environmental exposures, infectious diseases, and more...
A close up shot of a mosquito on a leaf.
The dengue and Zika viruses are both transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Muhammad Mahdi Karim photo) Prior infection with the dengue virus could protect children from the symptoms of Zika, finds a new study led by more...
Morello-Frosch Portrait
UC Berkeley professor Rachel Morello-Frosch is no stranger to the inequities of America. For years she’s researched how toxic pollution compounds the problems facing communities already struggling with racism, malnutrition more...
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has awarded a five-year grant to Lisa Barcellos, professor of epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and director of the Center of Computational Biology in more...
Earlier this fall, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health launched a collaboration with the nonprofit Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) to release a bilingual health publication called Health Notes, or Notas de more...
The health of our population and planet depends largely on the food we eat and how its produced. The Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) drives that conversation across UC Berkeley’s campus and beyond, focusing on the science more...
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...
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...
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...

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