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From the June 2015 Magazine

Patrick Allard sitting in his laboratory
AN ESTIMATED 80,000 chemical substances currently find their way into our environment through industrial and agricultural waste, as well as through functional uses such as in the case of food additives, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care...
Dr. John Froines
IT’S A LONG WAY from the small town of Carpi in Northern Italy to the UCLA campus where Dr. John Froines has made his professional home for the last 34 years. But when Carpi’s mayor presented the Fielding School professor emeritus with the...

From the November 2014 Magazine

Young boy with mother and doctor in clinic examination room
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will extend insurance coverage to an estimated 25 million more people in the United States by 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office. But for many U.S. immigrants, the ACA’s promise of...
For the large Korean American immigrant community in Los Angeles, chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) looms as a significant – and too often unspoken – health threat, associated with the highest rates of liver cancer for any ethnic...
A group of people dancing in the hispanic community of Boyle Heights.
America is a nation of immigrants, drawn from all parts of the world by the promise of freedom and a good life for themselves and their children. But a substantial body of evidence suggests that for the newly arrived, life in the United States can...

From the June 2013 Magazine

Arturo Vargas-Bustamante
Well before the U.S. passed the Affordable Care Act, Arturo Vargas-Bustamante was part of his country’s successful effort to move toward universal health coverage.
Dr. Zuo-Feng Zhang in the lab with his students.
Zuo-Feng Zhang got his start providing preventive care to China’s rural poor as a barefoot doctor. As an epidemiologist at the FSPH, he continues to influence the health of his native country.
Dr. Yifang Zhu at UCLA.
As Beijing grapples with record levels of air pollution, Yifang Zhu and her UCLA colleagues are teaming with Peking University scientists to guide policy makers, drawing lessons from Los Angeles.

From the November 2012 Magazine

Ninez Ponce posing with a research paper
For Dr. Ninez Ponce, the opportunity to participate in developing a groundbreaking state health survey shortly after earning her Ph.D.

From the June 2012 Magazine

Jonathan Fielding at school's naming ceremony
Dr. Jonathan Fielding tells his staff that when it comes to improving the health of the 10 million people living in the nation’s most populous county, impatience is a virtue.


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