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The UC Berkeley School of Public Health is delighted to announce the inaugural cohort for the Social Impact Innovation G...
02/20/2024

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health is delighted to announce the inaugural cohort for the Social Impact Innovation Grant Program! 👏 Each team, led by UC Berkeley students, will receive up to $15,000 to collaborate with community partners to address important public health issues.

Supported by a generous gift from Kathy Chiao and Ken Hao, the program supports undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley to develop and implement community-based projects to improve health equity. The program encourages collaborative project teams that include participation from students across academic disciplines, including public health, business, engineering, data science, and beyond.

Read more: https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/news-media/school-news/inaugural-social-impact-innovation-grants

The program supports undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley to develop and implement community-based projects to improve health equity.

Happy  !  We continue to celebrate the accomplishments of Black alumni and faculty at Berkeley Public Health by sharing ...
02/19/2024

Happy ! We continue to celebrate the accomplishments of Black alumni and faculty at Berkeley Public Health by sharing some recent news highlights:

• Professor Denise Herd secures $100,000 grant to study vaccine hesitancy in Black and Latinx communities
• Cassondra Marshall receives NIH Career Development Award
• Dr. Mahasin Mujahid appointed as new head of Division of Epidemiology
• Professor Osagie Obasogie honored with Guggenheim Award
• Professor Lonnie Snowden receives APHA award for lifetime contributions to mental health

Read more: https://ow.ly/k9O850QElg0

02/18/2024

Do cancer-prevention warnings and labels actually prevent cancer? Proposition 65, a 1986 voter-approved ballot measure. requires the State of California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm, and for businesses to post conspicuous warnings to alert employees and customers when these chemicals are present.

“These public-facing warnings are the most visible element of the law, but we suspected that the list might actually have the biggest impact because of how businesses use that list to reformulate away from chemicals and avoid having to warn consumers,” says Megan Schwarzman, a physician and environmental health scientist at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She led a CBCRP-funded investigation into the effectiveness of Prop 65 and other policies that regulate chemical or environmental toxics.

Read more: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/millions-california-women-are-exposed-cancer-causing-chemicals-work-uc-funded-research

Congratulations! 👏👏  The National Institute for Health Care Management has awarded James C. Robinson a $50,000 research ...
02/17/2024

Congratulations! 👏👏 The National Institute for Health Care Management has awarded James C. Robinson a $50,000 research grant for 2024. Robinson is Leonard D. Schaeffer Endowed Chair of Health Economics and Policy at Berkeley Public Health and director of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology. He will use the funding to continue his analyses of prices and utilization for complex infused drugs and biologics used to treat cancer, auto-immune disease and other complex conditions.

More: https://ow.ly/RUGB50QEkfQ

His new study will quantify trends in price markups and profit margins earned by hospitals and physician practices from drugs, biologics and biosimilars.

Ziad Obermeyer, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Berkeley Public Health, believes that artificial ...
02/16/2024

Ziad Obermeyer, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Berkeley Public Health, believes that artificial intelligence can help doctors and others in the healthcare system make better decisions. He also thinks that without strong oversight, much could go wrong.

On February 8, Obermeyer, who is also faculty at the UC Berkeley College of Computing, Data Science, and Society, warned the U.S. Senate Finance Committee about some of AI’s potential hazards within the healthcare field. He offered ways to ensure that AI systems are safe, unbiased and useful.

The hearing, “Artificial Intelligence and Health Care: Promise and Pitfalls,” explored the growing use of AI in medicine, and by federal health care agencies. Read more: https://ow.ly/u2q250QCpFb

UC Berkeley professor Ziad Obermeyer to Senate panel: Here’s how AI in health care can do more good than harm.

Our February 15 newsletter is 🔥hot🔥 off the digital press! Read about Ziad Obermeyer's senate testimony, Amia Nash's pos...
02/16/2024

Our February 15 newsletter is 🔥hot🔥 off the digital press! Read about Ziad Obermeyer's senate testimony, Amia Nash's postdoc experience, and how over 900 chemicals in everyday products have been linked to breast cancer.
https://ow.ly/WXnC50QCpg5

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02/09/2024

Happy to everyone in our community who celebrates!

A new study led by UC Berkeley School of Public Health postdoctoral scholar Elleni Hailu found that for Black and Latinx...
02/06/2024

A new study led by UC Berkeley School of Public Health postdoctoral scholar Elleni Hailu found that for Black and Latinx people, residing in counties with high Black-White jail incarceration inequity increased the odds of severe maternal morbidity.

“Our findings underscore the urgent need for a transformative approach to address racial and ethnic disparities in pregnancy-related complications and a call to action to dismantle inequitable institutions,” said senior author Mahasin Mujahid.

Read more: https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/news-media/research-highlights/racism-within-the-criminal-legal-system-may-be-a-driver-of-inequities/

Racial and ethnic inequities in the criminal legal system are an important manifestation of structural racism. These inequities not only harm incarcerated people and their families, but also impact the […]

02/02/2024

We're kicking off Black History and Black Futures month at Berkeley Public Health with a look back through our photos from the past 81 years. We honor the invaluable historic contributions that Black students, faculty, researchers and staff have made at UC Berkeley to the field of public health.

In a 2023 study published in Maternal & Child Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition Professor Isabel Madzorera found that a...
01/31/2024

In a 2023 study published in Maternal & Child Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition Professor Isabel Madzorera found that adolescents aged 10 to 15 in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Tanzania were increasingly eating unhealthy foods and exercising less. These factors expose African adolescents to the triple burden of malnutrition—which UNICEF defines as underweight, hidden hunger (where children suffer from a deficiency in micronutrients), and overweight.

Read more about Mazodera's work: https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/news-media/school-news/faculty-spotlight-isabel-madzorera/

Using a novel research approach, scientists from Berkeley Public Health and the Silent Spring Institute have identified ...
01/30/2024

Using a novel research approach, scientists from Berkeley Public Health and the Silent Spring Institute have identified over 900 chemicals with the potential to cause breast cancer. Ninety percent of them are commonly found in consumer products, food and drink, pesticides, medications, and workplaces.

“Many chemicals on this list, like parabens and phthalates, are in dozens of different products used by children and young women. And we’re all exposed to multiple pesticides on the list," said researcher Megan Schwarzmann, project scientist and continuing lecturer at Berkeley Public Health.

Read more: https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/news-media/research-highlights/more-than-900-chemicals-display-breast-cancer-causing-traits/

With tens of thousands of synthetic chemicals on the market, and new ones in development all the time, knowing which ones might be harmful is a challenge both for the […]

Tuesday 1/30, 12-2:30 pm at Berkeley Way West: The University of California, Berkeley Health Policy PhD Program kicks of...
01/30/2024

Tuesday 1/30, 12-2:30 pm at Berkeley Way West: The University of California, Berkeley Health Policy PhD Program kicks off its spring Health Policy Colloquium Series with an in-person talk with Tomás Aragón, DrPH, California's State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health. Dr. Aragón is also Assistant Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Berkeley Public Health.

The Health Policy Colloquium Series is a program of stimulating seminars on the most important issues facing patients, providers, health care plans, purchasers, and policy makers today. Hear viewpoints from leading scholars, economists, and research scientists.

More information on the series: https://ow.ly/RBQ950QvJNh

A UC Berkeley School of Public Health study published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine found that a larg...
01/29/2024

A UC Berkeley School of Public Health study published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine found that a large share of insurer payments for drugs, which are intended to support further research and development, are instead siphoned off by hospitals for their own use.

“The ability of hospitals to charge high prices and earn high revenues from specialty drugs creates socially undesirable incentives for all the major stakeholders in the health care system,” said lead author James C. Robinson, Berkelely Public Health professor of health policy and management.

https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/news-media/research-highlights/study-shows-that-hospitals-impose-major-price-markups/https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/news-media/research-highlights/study-shows-that-hospitals-impose-major-price-markups/

Study coauthors were Berkeley Public Health alum Christopher Whaley (now at Brown University) and Sanket S. Dhruva of UCSF.

A UC Berkeley School of Public Health study published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine found that a large share of insurer payments for drugs, which are […]

Congratulations to doctoral student Julia Acker and her colleagues at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health!  Their st...
01/27/2024

Congratulations to doctoral student Julia Acker and her colleagues at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health! Their study, Neighborhood Racial and Economic Privilege and Timing of Pubertal Onset in Girls, has been named one of the Journal of Adolescent Health's Distinguished Dozen for 2023 for its important contribution to adolescent and young adult health.

https://ow.ly/zbHJ50Qv0NW

Read our February 2023 writeup of their article:
https://ow.ly/hLY050Qv0NV.

Additional authors of the paper are: Mahasin Mujahid and Julianna Deardorff (senior co-author), UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Sara Aghaee and Ai Kubo (senior co-author), Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Scarlett Gomez and Salma Shariff-Marco, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF; and Brandon Chu, School of Medicine, UCSF.

A team of researchers sought to determine whether privilege at the neighborhood level may contribute to disparities.

 : Do you want to drive change by addressing the root cause of health inequities?  At Berkeley Public Health, we see you...
01/26/2024

: Do you want to drive change by addressing the root cause of health inequities? At Berkeley Public Health, we see you! 👀 🤩

From this article by Study International: "The (Berkeley Public Health)UC Berkeley Online Master of Public Health curriculum spotlights the dismantling of systemic inequalities. The Anti-Racist Student Elective course exemplifies this, equipping students with critical skills to actively drive change. This transformative course challenges students to recognize how racism affects public health thus creating racial health disparities.

Read more: https://studyinternational.com/news/uc-berkeley-online-master-of-public-health-to-make-a-difference/

100% of graduates say they’re prepared to apply skills in Diversity and Culture. More about the Online MPH here:

We're excited to showcase the incredible journeys of our accomplished alumni on Berkeley Public Health's social media. I...
01/25/2024

We're excited to showcase the incredible journeys of our accomplished alumni on Berkeley Public Health's social media. If you're a graduate and want to share your story of where you are now, we invite you to be featured in our Alumni Spotlight!

Your experiences matter, and by filling out the form at the link below, you can inspire the next generation of public health professionals. Let us know about your achievements, how Berkeley Public Health has shaped your path, and any insights you'd like to share.

Join us in celebrating the impactful contributions of our alumni. Thank you for being a part of the Berkeley Public Health community! 🌍

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5SBv2BP-Rkiv3nawegLrCyySEVg4CQiWkS_CipljcXV8lKg/viewform

Inequities in health care have long existed for Black and Latino patients. But in Massachusetts, health care organizatio...
01/24/2024

Inequities in health care have long existed for Black and Latino patients. But in Massachusetts, health care organizations are finding new ways to address them, according to researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. A Berkeley-led study is the first to examine the success of an innovative partnership between the state’s largest nonprofit health plan and clinicians in its network.

“Health care organizations are giving increased attention to advancing racial equity. Blue Cross, however, is among a handful of commercial payers that have taken concrete steps to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care for all patients—not just their own,” said Berkeley Public Health's Hector Rodriguez, professor of health policy and management and study coauthor.

Read more: https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/news-media/research-highlights/innovation-in-health-equity/

Study authors: Ivan A Copado, Amanda L Brewster, Sarah D Epstein, Timothy T Brown, Hector P Rodriguez, all from Berkeley Public Health.

Fostering innovation in health equityIndependent study finds early progress in Blue Cross partnership with health organizations tackling inequities in health care By Rachel Coppola, Coverage | January 19, 2024 Massachusetts health care organizations are finding new ways to address inequities in care...

Presenting the Best of Berkeley Public Health 2023!  From exciting new changemaking initiatives to new rural health stud...
01/22/2024

Presenting the Best of Berkeley Public Health 2023! From exciting new changemaking initiatives to new rural health student fellowships and more, the leadership, faculty, staff, students, and alumni at UC Berkeley School of Public Health doubled down on our commitment to health equity and social justice in 2023. As we welcome inaugural Chief Social Impact Officer Claudia Williams this month, we're already working on making 2024 an even more stellar year for our public health innovators, changemakers, and arc-benders. See our entire 2023 "best of": https://ow.ly/gbly50QsT0q

Best of Berkeley Public Health 2023 January 18, 2024 Access image content as textTop RankingsUS News & World Report:UC Berkeley named No. 1 public university worldwideNo. 9 School of Public Health nationwideNo. 6 in Environmental HealthCollege Rank: No. 1 Public Health Online MPHStudent Life1,121 on...

Berkeley Public Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Claudia Williams, former White House senior advisor, ...
01/16/2024

Berkeley Public Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Claudia Williams, former White House senior advisor, as our very first Chief Social Impact Officer. Williams comes to the job with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare transformation, including four years in the Obama White House, where she served as senior advisor for health innovation and technology.

Said Dean Michael C. Lu, “Claudia has spent many years as a public health leader and changemaker, and is the perfect person to help take our school's social impact to the next level."

Read more: https://ow.ly/G9aa50QrrsV

Williams comes to the job with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare transformation, including four years in the Obama White House.

Berkeley Public Health Lecturer of Environmental Health Sciences Charlotte Smith was recently interviewed for Storytelle...
01/13/2024

Berkeley Public Health Lecturer of Environmental Health Sciences Charlotte Smith was recently interviewed for Storytellers of Public Health. Smith spoke about her career switch from molecular biology to water research and her interest in the intersection of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and public health.

Read more: https://ow.ly/e09G50QpnMc

On December 29, Nora Young interviewed Berkeley Public Health professor Jodi Halpern for CBC Radio on the healthy use of...
01/12/2024

On December 29, Nora Young interviewed Berkeley Public Health professor Jodi Halpern for CBC Radio on the healthy use of technology. Listen:

Is it possible to control our compulsive—and reflexive—use of our digital tech so we can savour the space for rest, relaxation and restoration? We offer a start of the year check up, exploring tech overuse and how to restore some balance to our busy, digital lives.

This January, Berkeley Public Health welcomes Misbath Daouda, assistant professor of environmental health science. Dr. D...
01/11/2024

This January, Berkeley Public Health welcomes Misbath Daouda, assistant professor of environmental health science. Dr. Daouda holds a PhD in climate and health from Columbia Public Health and an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Says Dr. Daouda: "My work sits at the intersection of climate, health, and equity. I aim to understand how the health benefits of climate mitigation are distributed across groups, with a focus on energy transitions."
Learn more: https://ow.ly/26mT50QpnaY

We asked assistant professor of environmental health science Misbath Daouda about her work and hopes for the semester.

Professor Kim Harley researches maternal health at Berkeley Public Health. Says Dr. Harley:  "Black pregnant people are ...
01/10/2024

Professor Kim Harley researches maternal health at Berkeley Public Health. Says Dr. Harley: "Black pregnant people are at a higher risk of hypertension, pre-eclampsia and other life-threatening conditions." A new program in Oakland is trying to change those outcomes and provide a model for different parts of the state.

Listen to the NPR All Things Considered program quoting Dr. Harley: https://www.npr.org/2024/01/05/1223193868/this-program-could-help-lower-maternal-mortality-rates-for-black-women-in-califo

A group perinatal care program in Oakland is trying to lower the maternal mortality rates for Black women. State officials are looking into expanding it to more public hospitals in California.

Sugar-sweetened beverages are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet, according to the Centers for Dise...
01/05/2024

Sugar-sweetened beverages are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They're associated with serious negative health outcomes.

Researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, the UC Berkeley Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and other institutions shows that after excise taxes were placed on sugary beverages, purchases declined dramatically and steadily across five American cities.

Learn more: https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/news-media/research-highlights/taxes-on-sugar-sweetened-drinks-drive-decline-in-consumption/

Authors include: Scott Kaplan, US Naval Academy; Justin S. White, Boston University School of Public Health, Kristine A. Madsen and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, UC Berkeley; Sanjay Basu, University of Toronto; Dean Schillinger, UCSF

A new study shows that after taxes were placed on sugary beverages, purchases declined dramatically and steadily across five American cities.

The Latest in Public Health Research videos are live on Youtube!  Last fall they included these topics from Berkeley Pub...
01/04/2024

The Latest in Public Health Research videos are live on Youtube! Last fall they included these topics from Berkeley Public Health professors:

EPA wildfire smoke risk communications and modeling
Seasonal infant and child growth failure in low-resource settings
Opportunities to improve nutrition & health outcomes in low & middle-income settings
Psychological legacies of intergenerational trauma under South Africa apartheid
Quantifying and mitigating heat stress in Bangladesh

See the videos on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVQVVJ3WdX0XEwpq-qkpP9fLtzEL3xsyu

FDA Guidance on Real-World EvidenceSpeaker: John Cancato, Associate Director for Real-World Evidence Analytics, Office o...
01/03/2024

FDA Guidance on Real-World Evidence
Speaker: John Cancato, Associate Director for Real-World Evidence Analytics, Office of Medical Policy, CDER, FDA
11 a.m. - Noon
Mission Hall, UC San Francisco/zoom

Dr. John Concato, from the Office of Medical Policy in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, will discuss “FDA Guidance on Real-World Evidence.” His presentation will describe the main components of FDA’s Real-World Evidence Program, focusing on guidance development. Dr. Concato will also summarize the historical context leading to the current focus on real-world evidence, and he will identify challenges when using real-world data and real-world evidence in drug development. A question-and-answer period will follow.

RSVP:
https://events.berkeley.edu/bph/event/229755-fda-guidance-on-real-world-evidence

01/01/2024

Wishing everyone in our Berkeley Public Health community a very happy 2024!

12/22/2023

At the Berkeley Public Health 2023 holiday staff party, Dean Michael C. Lu gives a toast: "Peace on earth, and health equity and social justice for all!"

Berkeley Public Health alumna and disability rights giant Judy Heumann is featured in the UC Berkeley Library's oral his...
12/19/2023

Berkeley Public Health alumna and disability rights giant Judy Heumann is featured in the UC Berkeley Library's oral history archive.

“I always felt like I couldn’t be an observer; I had to be in the middle of it.”

Cal alum Judith Heumann — the “mother of disability rights” — was born on this day in 1947.

After being denied a teaching license in 1970 because of her disability, she sued and went on to become the first teacher in New York City to use a wheelchair.

Heumann helped spark a disability revolution, and fought for disability rights for five decades, and under two presidents.

Heumann died in March at age 75, but her legacy lives on in Berkeley and beyond.

The Bancroft Library’s materials on Heumann include interviews by the Oral History Center as well as her papers and photographs.

Read her interviews with the OHC
⏩ ucberk.li/heumann-ohc
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📸: William Ng/U.S. State Department

In case you missed our talk with Dr. Alicia Whittington on the findings from the Football Players Health Study at Harvar...
12/18/2023

In case you missed our talk with Dr. Alicia Whittington on the findings from the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, check out the Zoom recording on our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/t7vQNJBOr3s

Launched in 2014, the Football Players Health Study is a comprehensive research program which examines the multifactorial causes that impact the health and wellbeing of former NFL players.

Health Disparities in former NFL Players: Findings from the Football Players Health Study at Harvard UniversityWednesday, December 13, 2023Speaker: Alicia Wh...

12/16/2023

🎓 👏 Congratulations to the winter graduates from our undergraduate, Online MPH and UC Berkeley - UCSF Joint Medical Programs! We're so proud of you and can't wait to follow you on your journey! Don't forget to tag in your graduation posts to share your graduation moments with us. 💙 💛

Image description: Repeating GIF, photo of the campanile and campus with the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge in the background and pink and white heart bubbles rising from the top of the campanile, Berkeley Public Health logo at the bottom. Text: Congratulations winter graduates!

How long do you wait to text after a date? What did that emoji *really* mean? Is it healthy to feel emotionally attached...
12/15/2023

How long do you wait to text after a date? What did that emoji *really* mean? Is it healthy to feel emotionally attached to an AI chatbot or celebrity you follow on social media? Our tech nourishes intimacy, but it can also be a minefield. In this episode of CBC's Spark, Nora Young speaks with Berkeley Public Health bioethicist Jodi Halpern and experts on social media.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-55-spark/clip/16025529-intimacy-being-human-now-part-3

How long do you wait to text after a date? What did that emoji *really* mean? Is it healthy to feel emotionally attached to an AI chatbot or celebrity you follow on social media? Our tech nourishes intimacy, but it can also be a minefield.

Berkeley Public Health alums Aaron A. Tierney and Margae J. Knox have joined the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research ...
12/14/2023

Berkeley Public Health alums Aaron A. Tierney and Margae J. Knox have joined the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research (DOR) as postdoctoral fellows. At Kaiser, they are working with mentors to conduct studies that have the potential to improve health care delivery. Both are graduates of the of the Health Policy & Management PhD program at UC Berkeley.
Read more: https://divisionofresearch.kaiserpermanente.org/early-career-researchers-improve-health-care/

The Division of Research is currently hosting one of its largest groups of postdoctoral research fellows.

Congratulations to Iemaan Rana, a doctoral candidate in Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley School of Public He...
12/12/2023

Congratulations to Iemaan Rana, a doctoral candidate in Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley School of Public Health and an MD candidate at University of Illinois College of Medicine! Rana has been named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Science for 2024.

Rana’s research is at the intersection of toxicology and technology, where she uses advanced learning algorithms to predict the cancer-causing potential of chemicals found in the environment. Her most-cited paper is a study on herbicides, the chemicals used to kill undesirable vegetation, and their association with cancer in the lymph system.

https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/divisions/environmental-health-sciences/doctoral-candidate-iemaan-rana-named-to-forbes-30-under-30-list/

Iemaan Rana, a doctoral candidate in Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley School of Public Health and an MD candidate at University of Illinois College of Medicine, has been named […]

Health Disparities in former NFL Players: Findings from the Football Players Health Study at Harvard UniversityWednesday...
12/11/2023

Health Disparities in former NFL Players: Findings from the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
6 – 7 pm PST | Zoom
RSVP: https://bit.ly/NHLHealth

The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University is a comprehensive research program that examines the health and wellbeing of former National Football League players, by focusing on conditions and injuries that former players have identified as most important for both their short- and long-term health. Dr. Whittington one of the leaders of community engagement and health equity research at the study. Dr. Whittington will share insights as a researcher who focuses on the importance of centering the community in research studies, which is essential to learning about health disparities in former NFL players.

The UC Berkeley Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) is honored to host Alicia J. Whittington, PhD, MPH for a presentation as part of our PHAA professional development webinar series. With an introduction by PHAA Board Member, Dave Newhouse, MD, MBA, MPH, FACOG, please join us in a conversation with them as we examine the topic of health disparities.

A new paper from Dr. Elizabeth M. Noth and fellow researchers shows air quality in California prisons was poor during CO...
12/09/2023

A new paper from Dr. Elizabeth M. Noth and fellow researchers shows air quality in California prisons was poor during COVID-19 outbreaks and poses a significant risk during wildfires. Noth has been awarded a state grant to calculate the risks of climate change–related wildfire smoke and excess heat to vulnerable populations in California.

https://ow.ly/3YaE50QgZBV



Additional co-authors include: Ada Kwan, PhD, and David Sear, UCSF; and Stefano Bertozzi, Berkeley Public Health.

Dr. Elizabeth M. Noth, an associate researcher in Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has won a state grant to calculate the risks of climate change–related […]

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