So many of the biggest public health issues of our time involve food — from chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers to the effects of climate change on food production, and the alarming rates of food insecurity.
In the UCLA Fielding School’s Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program and a course on urban agriculture, students from wide-ranging disciplines come together for holistic education with the goals of food equity and sustainability.
The UCLA-Tougaloo College Public Health Scholars Training Program provides education, mentorship, and the potential for fully funded doctoral education to students from a historically Black college while enriching FSPH and bringing new perspectives to the field.
After participating as a volunteer subject in the Pfizer- BioNTech trial, Dr. Kristen Choi (MS ’18) capitalized on an unexpected news-media platform to communicate clear and accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Numerous healthcare management leaders have benefited from the mentorship of Dr. Paul Torrens, FSPH professor emeritus, and now many have returned the favor through their contributions to an endowed chair in his name.
received the 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the journal Aerosol Science and Technology, published by the American Association for Aerosol Research, and was recognized with a UCLA Faculty of the Year award at the 2021 Green Gala.
's film and opera “Veteran Journeys” received the Special Jury Courage Award at the 12th Annual Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, and awards in the categories of Docudrama Feature, Social Issues, Excellence in Editing, and Outstanding Excellence: Original Score, from the “Docs Without Borders” International Film Festival. In addition, his work as co-principal investigator for the Community Partners in Care (CPIC) study was recognized in the journal Psychiatric Services.
received the 2021 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research from the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He was among the most highly cited researchers in the world in 2021, according to Clarivate Analytics.
was appointed to the Gordon-Levin Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health at UCLA FSPH. She served as keynote speaker on “COVID-19 and Beyond: Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It Starts” at the LABest 2021 conference.
was named to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems, and presented at a Filipino American History Month panel hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. In addition, Ponce has served on the technical expert panel for the NIMHD Project on Economic Burden of Health Disparities; as a panelist before the U.S.
was recognized as a partner for the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Vaccine Acceptance & Demand Initiative 2021 Social and Behavioral Grants Program and was named an associate director of FSPH’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She is a co-author of work recognized as among the journal Health Affairs’ top 10 studies of 2021.
was invited to serve on the UCLA Institutional Review Board and the advisory board for UCLA Extension’s behavioral health program. He was recognized with the Uncommon Bruin of the Game Award, UCLA Women’s Basketball, in 2020 and 2021.
received a Presidential Citation for Science from the American Psychological Association and was honored by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute with the 2022 Impact Award. She served as guest editor of “When Dying Really Counts,” a special edition of the American Journal of Public Health, and was named senior fellow at FSPH’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
was named associate editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, and serves on the UCLA Graduate Council Diversity Fellowship Selection Committee, the Queen’s Road Foundation Fellowship Program Selection Committee, the UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows Selection Committee, and the UCLA Committee on Data, Information Technology, and Privacy.
has been selected the 2022 president-elect for the International Chinese Statistical Association, and was appointed co-editor-in-chief (2022-2024) for the Electronic Journal of Statistics, published by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Bernoulli Society.
was among the most highly cited researchers in the world in 2021, according to Clarivate Analytics. He received the 2021 Excellence in Exposure Science Award from the International Society of Exposure Science, and was recognized with a UCLA Faculty of the Year award at the 2021 Green Gala.
was appointed to the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Presidential Chair in Health Equity at UCLA FSPH, as well as to the Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel. In addition, her work was recognized with the Best Environmental Justice Paper Award by the North American Chapter of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE).
was honored by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute with the 2022 Impact Award and served as a guest editor of “When Dying Really Counts,” a special edition of the American Journal of Public Health. She also serves as vice-chair of the UC Systemwide Academic Senate and as faculty representative to the Regents.
was recognized with the Gold Eagle Award from Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Predictive Modeling Team. His work on the Community Partners in Care study was recognized in the journal Psychiatric Services.