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James Macinko
July 12, 2021
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor appointed new associate dean for research

Dr. James A. Macinko, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has been named the school’s new associate dean for research.

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July 6, 2021
Aging U.S. immigrant population poses challenges to state health care systems

Research team led by UCLA faculty finds that better access to insurance for aging immigrants would improve access to health care and reduce emergency room costs for users and taxpayers.

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July 2, 2021
UCLA team awarded nearly $3 million for “safe return to school” effort

National Institutes of Health-funded project is researching how to increase COVID-19 testing access and uptake for children in underserved and vulnerable populations.

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June 30, 2021
Research shows California Latinos hit hard by COVID

Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have found the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic has consistently hit Latino Californians with case rates roughly three times that of whites in all age groups.

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June 30, 2021
72% of young children in California are screened for age-appropriate development, compared with 29.5% a decade ago

Despite gains, research by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, led by Dr. Ninez Ponce, show disparities in screening rates for children ages 1 to 5 across various groups.

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June 29, 2021
COVID-19 casts stark light on structural inequalities in California

Dr. David Hayes-Bautista and Dr. Paul Hsu, both with the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, have found that Latino Californians are among the hardest hit by the pandemic.

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June 21, 2021
Report identifies barriers to accessing dental care for low-income Californians

Dr. Nadereh Pourat, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, co-authored a policy brief by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research that identifies factors that have led to disparities in Californians’ access to dental care.

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June 2, 2021
UCLA model identifies neighborhoods that should have priorities as re-opening begins

Researchers predict which Los Angeles County communities are most vulnerable and the need to accelerate vaccinations in the face of county’s re-opening.

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May 26, 2021
Analysis reveals need to break down COVID-19 data for ethnic subgroups

Dr. Ninez Ponce, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), says better understanding of COVID-19 death rates for specific communities will help better allocate public health resources.

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May 25, 2021
UCLA to present opera: “Veteran Journeys” to focus on veterans and their families

Music and libretto by Dr. Kenneth Wells, professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Semel Institute and David Geffen School of Medicine, to premiere in honor of Memorial Day.

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May 24, 2021
UCLA/VA Center for Excellence for Veteran Resilience and Recovery in homelessness and behavioral health to sponsor May 27 academic/public conference

Dr. Kenneth Wells, professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, together with UCLA and VA colleagues, to lead “Veteran Resilience and Recovery” event before Memorial Day.

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May 19, 2021
Strength in Numbers: Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders building tools for health equity

The Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NHPI) community, often hidden by a lack of disaggregated data, has been devastated by COVID-19; Dr. Ninez Ponce, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy & management & director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), leads efforts by CHPR’s NHPI Data Policy Lab to study & respond to these problems.

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