UCI’s COVID-19 task force makes strides

When Bernadette Boden-Albala took a job at the University of California, Irvine last July to head the start of a new public health school, she didn’t expect that her job duties would entail local management of a global pandemic.. Still, she was up for the challenge, joining a task force organized by Chancellor Howard Gillman in January to help educate and support the school’s some 37,600 students, and work with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) in its efforts of tracking and analyzing the looming spread of COVID-19 in Orange County.