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Professor Kirk Smith was awarded two honorary professorships this spring: one from Tsinghua University, a top research university in Beijing and one from the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences in Ulaanbaatar. These prestigious more...
Earlier this month, Worksafe, Inc., an Oakland-based workers advocacy organization, named Brenda Eskenazi as one of its 2019 Worker Health & Safety Heroes. This award recognizes community leaders at the forefront of workplace justice in California. more...
Bioethics expert Osagie Obasogie, Haas Distinguished Chair and professor in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, was honored with the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award by UC Berkeley, along with two other campus faculty members. The award more...
For her expertise in water systems and sanitation, decades-long career as a microbial risk assessor and water quality scientist, and her commitment to mentoring the next generation of public health practitioners, Charlotte Smith PhD ’12 has been selected more...
Asa Bradman, environmental health scientist and associate professor at the School of Public Health, received  the Organic Center’s Award of Excellence at the organization’s annual benefit dinner on March 6. The award recognizes his work to improve more...
Last week, Stephen Shortell, professor of the graduate school and dean emeritus at the School of Public Health, delivered the annual Sam Shapiro lecture at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The lectureship is named after the late Sam 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 year, WEF invites a few thousand 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 NASI include researchers and 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 and poverty. Her findings have 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 these new members is Hector more...
Denise Herd
Renowned public health scholar Denise Herd began serving as the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society's new associate director in June, pledging to bolster collaboration among the Institute's faculty clusters to make the impact of 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 researchers focused on more...
On May 1, Professor Richard M. Scheffler was awarded the Berkeley Citation, among the highest honors the campus bestows on its community. The award was presented by School of Public Health Dean Emeritus Stephen M. Shortell during the Health Policy and 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 cell phone radiation safety more...
Daniel Portnoy
Daniel Portnoy, molecular cell biology and public health professor, is one of three UC Berkeley faculty members to be elected a 2017 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) fellow. The NAI—an organization which champions the societal benefits of university more...

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