Research Highlights

Less-educated African American women who report experiencing high levels of racial discrimination may face greater risk of developing chronic diseases, says a new study by UC Berkeley researchers. Experiencing racial discrimination increases more...
A recent study published in Environmental Epidemiology shows that living near natural gas operations may be taking an invisible toll on our public health. The researchers connected fracking-induced earthquakes to episodes of anxiety in the nearby more...
The way researchers contextualize race may color scientific understanding and inadvertently impede progress in addressing health inequities, according to an analysis from researchers in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Amani M. Nuru-Jeter, more...
In many parts of the world, food insecurity and hunger overlap with the HIV epidemic. To learn more about the effects of food insecurity on HIV treatment and care, Sandra McCoy, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of 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 leading to difficult more...
A large meta-analysis of 12 studies in sub-Saharan Africa found that women who used a type of injectable birth control had a moderately increased risk of becoming infected with HIV. The analysis was conducted by UC Berkeley School of Public Health more...
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 Public Health. The study more...
One typically does not hear talk of the health benefits of arsenic, but a new study by researchers from UC Berkeley and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile has linked arsenic to a 50 percent drop in breast cancer deaths. The study, published more...
The opening or expansion of a casino in a community is associated with increased family income, decreased poverty rates, and a decreased risk of childhood overweight or obesity, according to a recent study coauthored by Will Dow, professor of health more...
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-Black attitudes. Findings more...
Neighborhoods where the concentration of liquor stores rises above a certain tipping point are linked to higher rates of binge drinking, according to a new analysis led by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. A survey in New York City showed more...