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UCLA Public Health Magazine

UCLA Public Health Magazine

Autumn/Winter 2016

Dean's Message

At a time when access to medical care may be threatened, can we afford to invest human capital in addressing the social conditions that influence health?
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Articles

The full picture of health is determined not in the vacuum of individual genetic codes but in the social and physical environments where we live, learn, work, and play.
Q & A
FSPH professor in residence and former Los Angeles County Department of Public Health director Jonathan Fielding explains why factors such as income, education, and social policy are public health concerns.
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Path to the Fielding School
FSPH students recall the experiences that taught them the impact social, economic, and environmental factors can have on health, and led them to the Fielding School.
Training Global Leaders
The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals tackle poverty, discrimination, and other societal problems that are fundamental to health. Through the Hilton Scholars Program, FSPH’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center is preparing the future leaders needed to achieve the ambitious agenda.
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Access to Higher Education
FSPH professor Gilbert Gee has found that the rising cost of higher education is taking a toll on more than just graduates’ bank accounts.
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Addressing Islamophobia
FSPH alum Goleen Samari takes a stand against Islamophobia, arguing that it is making Americans sick.
Immigration and Public Health
A decade’s worth of studies by FSPH professor Anne Pebley and her colleagues have painted a more detailed portrait of the health challenges facing Mexican immigrants to the U.S.
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Health Impact of Racism
On average, African-Americans fail to reap the same health benefits as whites from higher incomes and education. FSPH faculty member Courtney S. Thomas examines the mental and physical health impact of racial bias.
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Transforming Juvenile Justice
FSPH alum Lauren Gase aims to transform the juvenile justice system to advance the public health principles of prevention and holistic well-being.
Mentoring At-Risk Students
Harmony Project, started by FSPH alum Margaret Martin, has transformed the lives of at-risk youth with its “mentoring through music” program.
Built Environment
The physical environment can promote or discourage outdoor exercise and play. FSPH researchers help to lay the groundwork for healthier surroundings.
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Transportation
An FSPH team is helping to steer California’s high-speed rail project in a healthy direction.
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Economic Disparities
Research by the Fielding School’s Akihiro Nishi suggests that visible disparities in wealth may result in less social support and greater inequality.
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Transformative Investments
Born into a family of teachers, social workers and psychologists, Devin Saragosa-Harris grew up in Southern California believing that a life working for others was the only one worth pursuing.

School Work

A look at some of the news happening at the Fielding School.
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