Our mission is to improve the health of the most vulnerable populations in California and worldwide.

Experience Transformational Health Research

The determinants and consequences of global changes profoundly shape population health. Many of these changes have long been underway, including climate change, food systems transformations, infectious disease pandemics, and population changes such as migration, urbanization and aging.

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Africa’s Western Sahel on the brink of crisis, researchers warn

Without investment in family planning, girls’ education, agriculture, and security, the region’s political and economic systems could collapse.

Our faculty and students conduct research that emphasizes the social determinants of health—how factors like socioeconomic status, race and place determine susceptibility to certain diseases and conditions—and how to use this knowledge to help communities implement changes that foster equality and social justice.

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California bans poisonous agricultural pesticide

The decision was informed by a growing body of research linking chlorpyrifos exposure to harmful health effects, including neurodevelopmental disorders.

Unlocking the truth behind infectious disease pandemics, social determinants of health, antibiotic resistance and other public health concerns often requires harnessing big data and technological innovation.

Read more about our Data Science and Technology research

Widely used health care prediction algorithm biased against black people

Algorithms are being found to replicate the same racial, socioeconomic or gender-based biases they were built to overcome.

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December 11 @ 18:00

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December 17 @ 09:00

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December 19 @ 11:00

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January 8, 2020 @ 16:00

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Online MPH: Chat with the Director

January 15, 2020 @ 18:00

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