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Magazine Autumn/Winter 2019

UCLA Public Health Magazine

Autumn/Winter 2019

Dean's Message

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MUCH OF OUR WORK IN PUBLIC HEALTH is devoted to keeping people from getting sick through health promotion and disease prevention strategies. But all of us will, at some point, experience an illness...
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Articles

The United States is among the world’s wealthiest countries, and the biggest health care spender, by far — an average of about $11,000 per person annually. But it’s hard to argue that we’re getting...

Q&A

With a presidential election looming and the nation’s framework for health care at a crossroads, Fielding School professor Gerald Kominski assesses the possibilities.
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Research by an FSPH professor concludes we can learn much from Brazil.
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As California continues to counter the national trend by seeking new ways to expand health insurance coverage and benefits, the Fielding School serves as an invaluable resource.
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California's uninsured rate is at a historic low, but an FSPH study finds that the state's Latino population isn't enjoying the same benefits as other racial/ethnic groups.
In influential studies over the last two decades, professor and department chair Jack Needleman has shown the critical role of registered nurses in hospital outcomes.
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At the Fielding School’s new Center for Healthcare Management, academics from wide-ranging disciplines collaborate with leading practitioners to advance knowledge and practice.
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The Paul Torrens Chair in Healthcare Management honors a professor whose mentorship has influenced countless careers.
Three Fielding School students and three recent graduates share what compelled them to address health care through a public health lens, why they chose their area of focus, and what they hope to achieve.
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An FSPH research team has partnered with a large federally qualified health center to study and implement strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening.
A growing population depends on long-term care support and services, but such assistance is expensive and rarely covered by private insurance. An FSPH team is working with a coalition of advocates to produce data that can inform solutions.
As ‘vaccine hesitancy’ threatens public health gains, an FSPH expert weighs in.
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A new book co-edited by the director of FSPH’s Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health brings racism to the forefront as a public health problem requiring immediate attention.
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An FSPH study finds that women who participate in the paid labor force during young adulthood and middle age experience slower late-life memory decline than women who don’t.
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When news outlets mention gun control in the context of reporting about mass shootings, gun sales rise.
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An FSPH team is assessing the ability of a popular TV series in West Africa to change health-related norms and behaviors.
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From Left To Right: Greg, Marcie, Patricia, and Richard Sinaiko
Transformative Investments
The Fielding School was integral to the Sinaikos’ success in health care management. Their gift will pave the way for countless others to follow a similar path.

Alumni Stories

Dr. David Carlisle, a leader in bringing diversity to the health care professions, applies the lessons of his FSPH education.

School Work