Research Highlights

Pages

Hospital building exterior
California insurer and provider markets are becoming more concentrated, leading to a steep rise in the amount consumers pay for health care, according to a new study from policy experts in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. The study, from the more...
Woman examined by doctor
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...
Farm workers pick  and package strawberries
A recent study conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH) found that worry about deportation was associated with multiple cardiovascular health risk factors in more...
Not only is urban greenness unequally distributed by neighborhood demographics, but poorer neighborhoods and those with more minorities are losing greenness, according to a recent UC Berkeley led study. The study, published on December 10 in the more...
Woman waiting anxiously in waiting room
Almost one in five older patients with a chronic disease reported experiencing health care discrimination in a large national survey that asked about their daily experiences of discrimination between 2008 and 2014. Black patients were most likely to more...
Image of guns and ammunition.
By Brett Israel | UC Berkeley Media Relations brett.israel@berkeley.edu, (510) 643-7741 When gun shows are held in Nevada, gun-related deaths and injuries spike across the state line in California for at least the next two weeks. A new study by more...
James Robinson
As prescription drug spending continues to rise in the United States, along with prices for new and well-established drugs, insurers, employers and patients are searching for ways to cut costs. A new study by UC Berkeley School of Public Health more...
Spraying pesticides
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers in the Center for more...
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 racial, ethnic, and more...
A new test is the best-to-date in differentiating Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses. The antibody-based assay, developed by researchers at UC Berkeley and Humabs BioMed, a private biotechnology company, is a simple, more...
A study from researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has uncovered a possible association between mothers who were obese when entering pregnancy and childhood neurodevelopmental problems of their sons. The findings were published in more...
Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale. The study used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to insert and more...
An aging work force and decelerating population growth could plunge the world's economic potential 20 percent over the next several decades, according to a new study from the Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy (BerkeleyAGE).  The study more...
Ambient air pollution contributes to more than a million preventable deaths annually in China, and burning coal is by far the biggest contributor to air pollution. But one possible solution proposed by the Chinese government—synthesizing cleaner- more...
As part of a March Health Affairs issue examining health care delivery system innovations, a trio of UC Berkeley School of Public Health experts analyzed the efficacy of reference pricing—a new component of health insurance design that motivates the more...

Pages