Public Health

Orange County high school students enjoy making energy bites under the direction of Chef Jessica VanRoo in the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Health kitchen.

Leading the way in transformative healthcare

UCI empowers high school students to explore careers

David Richardson, UCI Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health.

UC Irvine-led study links low-dose radiation to higher cancer risk

Caution warranted given increased public exposure in recent decades

Alana LeBrón (left) and Jun Wu (right).

UC Irvine receives grant to study lead exposure effects on children’s learning, behavior

Santa Ana-based project continues past successful community-academic partnership

UC Irvine-led interdisciplinary team delves into a heated debate about humidity

Under climate change, moist heat stress is expected to worsen public health outcomes

Brandy Lipton, Associate Professor of Health, Society, & Behavior

UC Irvine-led study finds Medicaid telemedicine coverage boosted use, healthcare access

Results could inform state policymakers’ post-pandemic decision-making efforts

For Phase 1 of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Video Challenge for Students, UCI team members created maps pinpointing soil lead contamination hot spots in Santa Ana; the red areas above show where the dirt contains unhealthy levels of the metal. Following Phase 2 of the competition, UCI students and community activists are partnering in a project to use plants and fungus to remove lead from affected locations.

Meeting the environmental justice challenge

UCI graduate students honored by EPA for bioremediation project video

Graduate Shemms Najjar, M.P.H.

#IamUCI – Shemms Najjar

Q&A with Class of 2023 graduate Shemms Najjar, M.P.H.

A chart of photo images of the brains of mouse models used in the study.

UCI study shows traffic-related air pollution in Irvine weakens brain function

Exposure to particulate matter increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease in mouse models

Woman smiling at the camera

Study highlights the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. infant food security, feeding practices

Denise Payán, UCI assistant professor of health, society & behavior, was a member of a team of psychology and public health experts who investigated the impact of COVID-19 on infant food security and feeding practices in the U.S. The study, recently published online in the journal Maternal & Child Nutrition, found that disruptions to formula […]

UCI’s Bernadette Boden-Albala, center, pictured with Irvine Health Foundation Board Chair Timothy L. Strader Sr., left, and President Edward B. Kacic, right.

Irvine Health Foundation’s $14 million grant to UC Irvine will establish 7 endowed chairs

Funding will assist in establishing a School of Population and Public Health and promote health equity for all O.C. residents