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Dr. Warren Winkelstein Jr., professor emeritus of epidemiology and a former dean at the University of California, Berkeley, who is credited with leading definitive studies on AIDS transmission, air pollution and other health more...
Rutgers University Press has recently published Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare (3rd edition), edited and coauthored by Professor Meredith Minkler Dr.P.H. ’75, M.P.H. ’70. Minkler is an more...
On the first Monday after the Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a half-dozen UC Berkeley experts in constitutional law, public policy, economics, and health law and policy rendered more...
Adjunct Professor Julia Walsh was a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Distinguished Speaker for the agency’s 50th Anniversary Speaker Series. Walsh spoke at an event on the topic of “Learning from more...
Dr. William Foege, a physician who led the campaign to eradicate smallpox, and Dolores Huerta, a labor leader and civil rights worker, were among 13 individuals honored by President Obama with the Medal of Freedom on May 29 more...
Four students in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program are among 15 graduate students who have been named 2012-13 Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellows. The fellows will spend the next year learning to effectively address 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...
After Ravi Mehta finishes his workday as a psychologist at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, he logs onto his computer at home to attend class at the University of California, Berkeley. This week, Mehta and his more...
On May 19, more than 300 students will cross the stage in Zellerbach Hall to receive their diplomas at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Commencement ceremony. Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and chief executive more...
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In a Berkeley Blog entry, Dean Stephen Shortell and Dr.P.H. student Joe Schuchter write about the interaction between health and wealth and recommend steps to narrow the gaps in health and income. “A starting point for more...
Associate Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch Ph.D. '97, M.P.H. '93, expert in environmental health and justice, has been honored with a 2012 Chancellor's Award for Public Service, in the area of Research in the Public Interest more...
On March 24, UC Berkeley's team of undergraduate public health students took first place in the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL) 4th Annual College Bowl Competition in Sacramento. The UC Berkeley team—Chu more...
On April 5, Dr. Muin J. Khoury, founding director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics, delivered the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s annual Edward E. Penhoet Lecture. His lecture, “Public Health Genomics: more...
With support from a $4 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) award, researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and three partner institutions are establishing a new program to train and educate more...
Sarah E. Samuels DrPH ’82 died March 29, 2012 at Oakland Kaiser Hospital of complications from treatment for lymphoma. She was 61. Born Sarah Finkelhor in Pittsburgh, Samuels became a leader and visionary in the field of more...
The School of Public Health has developed a new searchable online database of Schoolwide research projects, which can be accessed via the School’s website at sph.berkeley.edu/research. The database includes summary more...
Kirk Smith, whose groundbreaking work has documented the dangers of household air pollution, has been named one of two winners of the 2012 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The Tyler Prize is given to those who “ more...
Nicholas P. Jewell, professor of biostatistics and statistics at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has been chosen to receive the Harvard School of Public Health’s 2012 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical more...
When the current cohort of Center for Health Leadership (CHL) fellows decided to enter the blogosphere, CHL education director Ellie Schindelman applauded their bravery. “Very few of them have any experience with blogs and more...
Many employers are mistakenly relying upon public fire departments to rescue workers from confined spaces, such as water and sewer pipes, manholes and tunnels, according to an analysis by UC Berkeley health researchers of more...

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