2022

There’s a lot of hate in the world. UCLA’s scholars are asking why and what can be done


The university's new Initiative to Study Hate kicks off with 23 diverse projects, including three led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty

UCLA is launching the Initiative to Study Hate, an ambitious social impact project that brings together a broad consortium of scholars to understand and ultimately mitigate hate in its multiple forms.

Supported by a $3 million gift from an anonymous donor, researchers will undertake 23 projects this year. The three-year pilot spans topics that examine the neurobiology of hate, the impact of social media hate speech on kids, the dehumanization of unhoused individuals, racial discrimination in health care settings and more.

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty involved include Dr. Lillian Gelberg, professor of health policy and management, and Dr. Randall Kuhn, professor of community health sciences, who will address stigma directed at people experiencing homelessness; Dr. Ninez Ponce, the Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Dr. Gilbert Gee, professor and chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences, who will address mental health effects of the 2021 Atlanta mass shooting; Dr. Paula Tavrow, professor of community health sciences, who will address hatred for abortion providers in the United States; while Dr. David Eisenman, professor of community health sciences, will serve as affiliated faculty with the initiative.

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Dr. Lillian Gelberg
Lillian Gelberg
Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Randall Kuhn
Randall Kuhn
Community Health Sciences
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Rosenstock
Linda Rosenstock
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Dr. Thomas Rice
Thomas Rice
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Michael Ong
Michael Ong
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Dr. Jessica Gipson
Jessica Gipson
Community Health Sciences
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Corrina Moucheraud
Corrina Moucheraud
Health Policy and Management
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Jody Heymann
Jody Heymann
Epidemiology Health Policy and Management
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Ilan H. Meyer
Ilan H. Meyer
Community Health Sciences
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Burt Cowgill
Burt Cowgill
Health Policy and Management
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Diana Bonta
Diana Bonta
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. John Lu
Z. John Lu
Health Policy and Management
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Gerald Kominski
Gerald Kominski
Health Policy and Management
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Deborah Glik
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. Gilbert Gee
Gilbert C. Gee
Community Health Sciences
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Arlene Fink
Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Donald Morisky
Donald E. Morisky
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. Naomi Zewde
Naomi Zewde
Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Daniel Eisenberg
Daniel Eisenberg
Health Policy and Management
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Patricia Ganz
Patricia Ganz
Health Policy and Management
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Yusuke Tsugawa
Yusuke Tsugawa
Health Policy and Management
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James Macinko
James Macinko

Professor of Community Health Sciences & Health Policy and Management, and Associate Dean for Research

Community Health Sciences Health Policy and Management
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Leah Vriesman
Leah Vriesman
Health Policy and Management
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Ron Andersen

Dr. Ron Andersen is the Wasserman Professor Emeritus in the UCLA Departments of Health Policy and Management.

Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie L. Taylor

Nationally recognized health services researcher and sociomedical scientist with 25+ years' experience in effectiveness and implementation research.

Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Anne Pebley
Anne Pebley
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. Michael Goldstein
Michael Goldstein
Community Health Sciences
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Julie A. Elginer

EMPH Academic Program Director with expertise in healthcare marketing, finance, and reproductive health policy, teaching in the EMPH, MPH, MHA program

Health Policy and Management
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Philip Massey headshot
Philip Massey
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. Gilbert Gee
Gilbert C. Gee
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. Ninez Ponce
Ninez Ponce
Health Policy and Management
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Arlene Fink
Health Policy and Management
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Gerald Kominski
Gerald Kominski
Health Policy and Management
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Michael Ong
Michael Ong
Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Daniel Eisenberg
Daniel Eisenberg
Health Policy and Management
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James Macinko
James Macinko

Professor of Community Health Sciences & Health Policy and Management, and Associate Dean for Research

Community Health Sciences Health Policy and Management
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Yusuke Tsugawa
Yusuke Tsugawa
Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Thomas Rice
Thomas Rice
Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Naomi Zewde
Naomi Zewde
Health Policy and Management
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Jody Heymann
Jody Heymann
Epidemiology Health Policy and Management
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Julie A. Elginer

EMPH Academic Program Director with expertise in healthcare marketing, finance, and reproductive health policy, teaching in the EMPH, MPH, MHA program

Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Michael Goldstein
Michael Goldstein
Community Health Sciences
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Leah Vriesman
Leah Vriesman
Health Policy and Management
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Patricia Ganz
Patricia Ganz
Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Jessica Gipson
Jessica Gipson
Community Health Sciences
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Ron Andersen

Dr. Ron Andersen is the Wasserman Professor Emeritus in the UCLA Departments of Health Policy and Management.

Health Policy and Management
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Burt Cowgill
Burt Cowgill
Health Policy and Management
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Philip Massey headshot
Philip Massey
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie L. Taylor

Nationally recognized health services researcher and sociomedical scientist with 25+ years' experience in effectiveness and implementation research.

Health Policy and Management
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Ilan H. Meyer
Ilan H. Meyer
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. Anne Pebley
Anne Pebley
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. John Lu
Z. John Lu
Health Policy and Management
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Diana Bonta
Diana Bonta
Community Health Sciences
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Rosenstock
Linda Rosenstock
Environmental Health Sciences Health Policy and Management
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Corrina Moucheraud
Corrina Moucheraud
Health Policy and Management
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glik, deborah
Deborah Glik
Community Health Sciences
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Dr. Donald Morisky
Donald E. Morisky
Community Health Sciences
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Faculty Referenced by this Article

Paula Tavrow
Paula Tavrow
Community Health Sciences
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David Eisenman
David Eisenman
Community Health Sciences
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Diana Bonta
Diana Bonta
Community Health Sciences
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James Macinko
James Macinko

Professor of Community Health Sciences & Health Policy and Management, and Associate Dean for Research

Community Health Sciences Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. Michael Goldstein
Michael Goldstein
Community Health Sciences
Read Faculty Profile
Burt Cowgill
Burt Cowgill
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. Naomi Zewde
Naomi Zewde
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Yusuke Tsugawa
Yusuke Tsugawa
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. Donald Morisky
Donald E. Morisky
Community Health Sciences
Read Faculty Profile
Michael Ong
Michael Ong
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. Gilbert Gee
Gilbert C. Gee
Community Health Sciences
Read Faculty Profile
Gerald Kominski
Gerald Kominski
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Jody Heymann
Jody Heymann
Epidemiology Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. John Lu
Z. John Lu
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Rosenstock
Linda Rosenstock
Environmental Health Sciences Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Philip Massey headshot
Philip Massey
Community Health Sciences
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. Jessica Gipson
Jessica Gipson
Community Health Sciences
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. Daniel Eisenberg
Daniel Eisenberg
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. Thomas Rice
Thomas Rice
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
glik, deborah
Deborah Glik
Community Health Sciences
Read Faculty Profile
Faculty/staff profile placeholder image
Julie A. Elginer

EMPH Academic Program Director with expertise in healthcare marketing, finance, and reproductive health policy, teaching in the EMPH, MPH, MHA program

Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Leah Vriesman
Leah Vriesman
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Ilan H. Meyer
Ilan H. Meyer
Community Health Sciences
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. Anne Pebley
Anne Pebley
Community Health Sciences
Read Faculty Profile
Patricia Ganz
Patricia Ganz
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Faculty/staff profile placeholder image
Arlene Fink
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Corrina Moucheraud
Corrina Moucheraud
Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Dr. Stephanie Taylor
Stephanie L. Taylor

Nationally recognized health services researcher and sociomedical scientist with 25+ years' experience in effectiveness and implementation research.

Health Policy and Management
Read Faculty Profile
Faculty/staff profile placeholder image
Ron Andersen

Dr. Ron Andersen is the Wasserman Professor Emeritus in the UCLA Departments of Health Policy and Management.

Health Policy and Management
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