public health

UCI-led study identifies ‘hot spots’ of water quality violations

Problems more frequent in low-income, rural areas of the nation

Andrew Highsmith

Revisiting the Flint, Michigan, lead-in-water crisis a year after its state of emergency

“We’ve only scratched the surface,” says UCI historian Andrew Highsmith

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 […]

Hand holding dropper with e-liquid

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.

A precariously balanced rock near Searchlight, Nev.

Precariously balanced rocks provide clues for unearthing underground fault connections

Stacked in gravity-defying arrangements in the western San Bernardino Mountains, near the San Andreas Fault, granite boulders that should have been toppled by earthquakes long ago resolutely remain. In exploring why these rocks still stand, researchers have uncovered connections between Southern California’s San Jacinto and San Andreas faults that could change how the region plans for future earthquakes.

Public health junior selected for CDC internship

Cindy Elizabeth Ventura, a junior in public health policy, has been awarded a Public Health Leadership & Learning Undergraduate Student Success internship from the national Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The eight-week summer internship provides sophomore and junior scholars with research and community health activities, mentorship and professional development. The PLUSS Program aims to […]

Dalai Lama Scholars: Then and now

Current and former honorees discuss their service projects and subsequent accomplishments – and the award’s lasting influence.

We check in with Kathy Dong, Jasmine Fang and Armaan Rowther in advance of the Tibetan spiritual leader’s summer visit to campus.

Article proposes ‘superheroes of public health’

Brandon Brown, assistant professor of public health, found a novel way to honor the heroes in his field in the current issue of the Journal of Public Health. His article, “Childhood Idols, Shifting from Superheroes to Public Health Heroes,” promotes the use of superheroes in campaigns to teach young children about the vast world of public health – […]