Public Health

As part of NSF project, UCI engineer to test water samples from storm-ravaged US Virgin Islands

UCI environmental engineer Sunny Jiang traveled to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in the second half of November as part of a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research project. Almost two months after two Category 5 hurricanes (Irma and Maria) struck the region, Jiang and her U.S. Geological Survey collaborator Christina Kellogg gathered samples for water […]

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Anteater class of ’17 is ready to tackle the future

$9.6 million grant fuels UCI malaria control research in Africa

Major federal funding establishes campus as international center of excellence

Study of Twitter-based smoking cessation program gets $2.5 million from NIH

With a $2.5 million continuation grant from the National Institutes of Health, Cornelia Pechmann, professor of marketing at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business, and Judith J. Prochaska, associate professor of medicine at Stanford University, will advance their research on a Twitter-based smoking intervention program. Their most recent study found that participants in Tweet2Quit were […]

UCI sociologist receives NIH funding to create database exploring mother/baby health factors

The origins of chronic disease, preconception risk factors for newborn health and generational links to health disparities are a few of the public health issues that UCI assistant professor of sociology Jennifer Kane hopes to tackle using information gleaned from a new database in progress. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the $430,000 project […]

Delayed gratification is good for your health, study finds

Recent research suggests that the ability to delay immediate gratification is associated with less frequent consumption of fast food. Away-from-home eating – fast food in particular – is a known contributor to America’s obesity epidemic. “Study results show that insights from behavioral economics – in particular, our ability to delay gratification – may explain why some individuals find it […]

Dam-related malaria risk in sub-Saharan Africa to almost double by 2080, UCI study finds

The number of people at risk of malaria around dams and associated reservoirs in sub-Saharan Africa will nearly double to about 25 million by 2080, according to a study led by Solomon Kibret, a UCI postdoctoral scholar in public health. Undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land & Ecosystems, the work […]

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Most online liquid nicotine vendors fail to prevent sales to minors

UCI-led study shows that self-regulation of e-cigarette industry isn’t working

Professor named to state panel on toxic waste

Oladele Ogunseitan, chair of UCI’s Program in Public Health, has been appointed to a nine-member state advisory committee on hazardous waste. Ogunseitan, who studies pollution prevention, will help the Department of Toxic Substances Control evaluate and select three pilot projects to reduce hazardous waste as part of the agency’s Community Protection & Hazardous Waste Reduction Initiative.

Public health chair receives State Department fellowship

Oladele Ogunseitan, chair of UCI’s Program in Public Health, will temporarily join the U.S. Department of State later this year as one of 12 Jefferson Science Fellows. An expert on the environmental effects of industrial development and hazardous pollutants, Ogunseitan said he hopes to collaborate with federal officials on improving the regulation of toxic chemicals to enhance health […]