Social Ecology

UCI flood modeling framework reveals heightened risk and disparities in Los Angeles

High-resolution platform assesses hazards every 10 feet across 2,700-square-mile expanse

Professor George Tita, director of the School of Social Ecology’s Livable Cities Lab

Urban dwelling

The School of Social Ecology’s Livable Cities Lab studies affordable housing, public safety and social enterprise innovations to improve city life

Researcher in UCI Spit Lab

A salivating prospect

Participants at Spit Camp get hands-on experience collecting biospecimens and learning how ‘the diagnostic fluid of the future’ provides a window into the body

Stephen Schueller (left) and Adrian Aguilera (right)

NIH funds collaboration to improve mental health treatment for Latinos

UCI, UCB and UCSF researchers aim to enhance use of digital interventions

Photos of Maura Allaire, assistant professor of urban planning & public policy, and Jun Wu, professor of public health.

NSF supports UCI team investigating inequities in drinking water

California water districts and ratepayers will serve as test subjects

Photo of dean of UCI's School of Social Ecology, Jon B. Gould
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UCI Podcast: What is social ecology?

Jon B. Gould, new dean of social ecology, explains what’s going on at one of UCI’s epicenters for change

Cameron Wiley and doctoral candidate Kennedy Blevins (left) and Sarah Pressman (right).

UCI research team finds positivity is not equally protective against illness across races

Study supports consideration of cultural factors when developing health interventions

A trio of participants graduating from the Orange County Young Adult Court in October 2021 bookend two of the program’s key collaborators, Orange County Superior Court Judge Maria Hernandez (second from left) and UCI Professor Elizabeth Cauffman (center).

UCI awarded $10.1 million grant to expand O.C. Young Adult Court study

Funding will provide more extensive wraparound services for program participants

Maurice Sanchez

Hometown judge

Social ecology alumnus Maurice Sanchez makes history as associate justice on state’s Court of Appeal

View of planet Earth

Earth guardians

UCI researchers seek solutions to the many effects of climate change