About Berkeley Public Health
We’re highly regarded for the quality of our faculty and students, with a reputation for excellence in education, research and community engagement.
We are a network of transformational leaders across all health sectors, with a legacy of impact and innovation at the local and global level. For more than 75 years, our community of faculty, students, and more than 18,000 alumni have put their education and skills into practice to improve the health and welfare of our communities, the state and the world.
We sit on a campus with a commitment to social justice that empowers us to lead change. Our UC Berkeley campus provides students with unique opportunities to collaborate with leaders in key science and humanities disciplines, including engineering, computer science, social welfare, public policy, journalism, international development, business, law and more.
As part of the UC system, Berkeley Public Health has access to unequaled networks across the state and worldwide, including partnerships with the world-class medical campus of UCSF. Our Bay Area location allows us to collaborate with businesses, entrepreneurs, policy makers, organizations, and equity advocates to be at the forefront of innovations in integrated health delivery, healthy communities and health policies.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes Berkeley Public Health as one of nine health promotion and disease prevention research centers around the nation.
Locally and Globally.
Our mission is to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through:
- Radical collaborations to meet priority health needs and achieve health equity in our increasingly diverse communities
- Preeminent education that challenges convention and develops diverse leaders who transform the health of our communities
- Transformational research on the major public health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow
Health as a Right
We believe in social justice and the basic human right to a healthy life. We strive to reduce or eliminate inequity and injustice that affects the health and dignity of all people, especially those who are most vulnerable. We live a shared commitment to equity among our faculty, students, and staff.
Strength Through Diversity
We embrace diversity in our education, research, and service. It’s the right thing to do and the best strategy for successfully engaging and transforming the communities we care about. UC Berkeley’s Division of Equity and Inclusion provides leadership and accountability to resolve systemic inequities for all members of UC Berkeley through engaged research, teaching, and public service, and by expanding pathways for access and success, and promoting a healthy and engaging campus climate.
We innovate and train our students to lead innovation. We build a culture that challenges conventional thinking, leverages technology, and builds bridges between basic research, translational research, implementation research, public policy, education, and action.
We demonstrate our commitment to maximum population health impact by focusing our research, education, and service efforts in areas with the potential to have transformative impact on the health of populations locally and globally.
Our Community, Our Campus, Our City
Visit us and immerse yourself in our school, the vibrant UC Berkeley campus and the surrounding Bay Area.
Welcome to Berkeley Public Health, where ideas become innovation.
We recognize that radical collaborations are necessary to meet priority health needs and achieve health equity in our increasingly diverse communities. Our Bay Area presence provides us with unmatched access to networks across the globe. We’re adjacent to San Francisco, the Silicon Valley and national centers of innovation that put us at the epicenter of advances in biotechnology, digital health and big data.
Not to mention, California—the largest and most diverse state in the United States—is located on the Pacific Rim and shares a border with Mexico. This provides a strong platform from which to strengthen our work and from which to expand to include the economic powerhouses across the Pacific.
Our campus is an open campus. Stop by our building, attend an event and chat with our ambassadors to learn more about us. Take a walk around campus or contact Berkeley Visitor Services to set-up a guided tour.
Once you become a student, you’ll gain access to over ten million volumes in the university’s 18 libraries and will be taught by some of the most distinguished teachers and scholars in the world.
To complement our exciting academic community, we’re home to state-of-the-art athletic facilities, nationally ranked sports teams, an art museum, an anthropology museum, the Pacific Film Archive and host concerts and special events that are parallel to any metropolitan city.
Experience the fun, eclectic and vibrant culture of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit the Cal Parents website for more information about campus life, directions and parking and dining and accommodations.
Our New Building
We are located in the new Berkeley Way West building, with additional offices across campus, and in the city of Berkeley.
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Berkeley Way West
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, California 94720
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health. In 2015, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health was engaged in the reaccreditation process. The CEPH Board of Councilors prepared a final report and acted at its June 15-18, 2016 meeting to accredit the UC Berkeley School of Public Health for a seven-year term, extending to July 1, 2023.