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.

Read more about our Global Change research

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How fat prawns can save lives

Small-scale farming of freshwater prawns could be a win-win for communities where schistosomiasis is common.

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.

Read more about our Health and Inequality research

Cleaning up America’s Salad Bowl

What are the dangers of pesticides for families living near agricultural fields?

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

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Thinking like a mosquito

Using technology to control insect-borne diseases.

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