Berkeley Public Health is providing local, national and global leadership during this extraordinary public health crisis. We are working on the leading edge of COVID-19 research to find game-changing solutions; providing science-based counsel to policymakers and decisionmakers, educating the public about Covid-19 through events and other media, and mobilizing our community to serve Bay Area’s most vulnerable populations during this pandemic.
Developing crucial resources such as videos for those on the frontlines caring for homeless individuals and collaborating with a multi-institutional N95 Decontamination Research Group to publish scientific evidence for N95 mask decontamination and mitigate severe mask and PPE shortages.
Research: Our faculty are working at the leading edge of COVID-19 research, from basic science to better understand the molecular mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2, to the development of rapid diagnostics and therapeutics, to statistical modeling of the population burden of SARS-CoV-2, and broader impacts and related societal changes, especially for the most vulnerable populations.
Coronavirus: Science and Solutions Q&A: Our health experts offer practical tips about how to stay safe, what to do if you feel ill and what we can expect in the coming months.
Community Action: Numerous faculty, staff, students and alumni are organizing blood drives, PPE (personal protective equipment) drives and other relief efforts.
Informing the public: Our faculty have provided expert advice through numerous media interviews and events on various public health issues related to COVID-19.
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Berkeley Public Health is producing groundbreaking research, mobilizing communities and providing mental health support during this public health crisis. We are engaging in transdisciplinary collaboration, leveraging the geography of genius on Berkeley campus with some of the best schools of engineering and data science, biology and social sciences, business and public policy, as well as across the Bay Area, including UCSF and Stanford, in search of game-changing solutions to this pandemic.
Community Action: Our Community Action Team is composed of diverse students, faculty and staff aiming to tap into the wellspring of activism, volunteerism and leadership that defines who we are—a community of doers; a community of changemakers. Activities include:
Research: Our faculty are working at the leading edge of COVID-19 research, from basic science to better understand the molecular mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2, to the development of rapid diagnostics and therapeutics, to research on and statistical modeling of the population burden of SARS-CoV-2, telemedicine, and broader impacts of SARS-CoV-2 and related societal changes, including education and management of other health conditions, especially for the most vulnerable populations. Highlights include:
Resiliency and Mental Health Initiative: A team of dedicated faculty, staff and students formed the Resiliency and Mental Health leadership team which met regularly in April and launched many initiatives to enhance the connectedness and empathy throughout our internal SPH community. The team also vetted and shared a list of key mental health resources. A summary of their initiatives and the list of resources can be found here.
The Mercury News
June 1, 2020
Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2020
KPIX CBS SF Bay Area
May 27, 2020
UpFront - KPFA 94.1
May 27, 2020
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The Daily Californian
May 26, 2020
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New York Times
May 18, 2020
San Francisco Chronicle
May 15, 2020
UC Berkeley Public Health faculty, researchers and staff are available to provide commentary to the news media specifically related to COVID-19. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with media requests.