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Celebrating 150 Years of Women at Berkeley

“Through our efforts, we have witnessed the positive impact that public health initiatives and advances have had on disease prevention, physical safety, environmental health, and family planning.” – Margaret Lapiz, MPH ’93, Founder of Prep Medico

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Celebrating 150 Years of Women at Berkeley

“Public health is such an important field and those of us in the field are the ones who should and can address the issues and concerns by undoing the damage that humans have caused.” – Bessanderson McNeil, MPH ’71, Community Health Promoter

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Celebrating 150 Years of Women at Berkeley

“Don’t give up on achieving better health for all of us; support the young; listen to the older; be critical but not mean-spirited; cultivate enjoyment.” – Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPH ’84, MPH ’77, Senior Scholar at CUNY

Berkeley Public Health is proud to highlight women who’ve made an impact at UC Berkeley and in public health.

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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.

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Digitizing Reproductive Health Education

CyberRwanda uses technology and storytelling to connect teens with accurate reproductive health information and health products

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