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UCLA Public Health Magazine

UCLA Public Health Magazine

Summer 2022

Dean's Message

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.
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Articles

Whether it’s families sharing a meal at home, friends dining out, or groups marking a joyous occasion, food’s communal role transcends cultures, geography, and generations.
Amid substantial gaps in who has access to healthy, affordable meals, Dr. May Wang and other FSPH faculty, students, and graduates pursue policies and community partnerships that promote change.
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Seven UCLA Fielding School students recount the events that fueled their passions about food issues and the work they have undertaken as a result.
Disturbed by advertising campaigns featuring celebrities promoting fast-food consumption to racial and ethnic minority children, FSPH student Lorena Espinoza hopes to contribute to policy remedies.
In her new book, dietitian and UCLA FSPH faculty member Dr. Dana Ellis Hunnes explains how healthy food choices can help to combat climate change.
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.
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FSPH’s Dr. Catherine Carpenter and colleagues have shown the dramatic health improvement that nutrition provides for women with HIV/AIDS living in areas with extreme poverty.
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FSPH’s Dr. Bill McCarthy is among a growing group of public health researchers who have turned to emerging gut-microbiome evidence for clues in fighting obesity and improving health.
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An FSPH-led study finds that pandemic-instituted confinement resulted in many people adopting unhealthy behaviors as a way of coping.
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FSPH professor Dr. Daniel Eisenberg discusses concerns about the mental well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults that have been magnified by COVID-19.
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Led by Chelsea Shover (PhD ’18), FSPH students, faculty, and alums rallied behind efforts to get COVID-19 vaccines to often overlooked populations.
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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.
Four 2022 graduates of FSPH’s programs in the Department of Health Policy and Management are going on to coveted administrative fellowships at prestigious institutions.
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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.
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Transformative Investments
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.

School Work

A look at some of the news happening at UCLA Fielding.
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is pleased to honor the donors whose generosity strengthens our school and keeps us at the forefront of public health education, research and service. This...
Faculty at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have been recognized for their exceptional service and outstanding achievements.

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