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UCLA Public Health Magazine

UCLA Public Health Magazine

Spring/Summer 2019

Dean's Message

We are already feeling the effects of a warming planet, and without rapid and far-reaching actions to reduce the carbon emissions that are altering our climate, the Earth’s future is fraught with peril.
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Articles

Climate change is already jeopardizing health and well-being in the U.S. and abroad, and is projected to become a greater public health threat in the decades to come.
Climate Change and Health
Heat waves cause more deaths and hospitalizations in the U.S. than any other weather-related disaster. As temperatures rise, FSPH’s Dr. David Eisenman is among the experts studying solutions.
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Climate Change and Health
FSPH’s Jisung Park has found that rising temperatures interfere with the ability of students to learn and the productivity of workers.
Climate Change and Health
With wildfires expected to increase in frequency and intensity in California and elsewhere in the U.S., FSPH faculty address emerging public health concerns.
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Climate Change and Health
L.A. County’s move toward renewable energy, critical to slowing climate change, would bring an added benefit — cleaner air. FSPH researchers are calculating the potential public health gains.
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Climate Change and Health
Higher sea levels pose a long-term threat to coastal wetlands and the populations of their adjacent communities. FSPH’s Richard Ambrose is studying potential responses.
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Climate Change and Health
Few nations are as vulnerable to the health effects of climate change as Bangladesh, where a research institute headed by FSPH’s Dr. John Clemens is helping to define the challenges and develop solutions.
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Climate Change and Health
These FSPH doctoral students are using research to better understand how they can promote health in the face of climate change.
Climate Change and Health
Fielding School faculty member Dr. Richard Jackson, who has held state and national public health leadership positions, says climate change demands new approaches.
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Climate Change and Health
FSPH professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences Michael Jerrett addresses what’s happening, what’s projected, and the direct connection between planetary and human wellness.
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Climate Change and Health
Climate change is occurring on such a large scale that it’s easy for individuals to feel helpless to stop it. In fact, according to two Fielding School experts, although the government and private sector bear significant responsibility for taking the bold actions needed to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, there are steps individuals can take to ensure they are participating in the solution rather than contributing to the problem.
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Immigration Policies
Amid deportation threats, exclusionary policies and inflammatory rhetoric, an FSPH study examines how immigrants’ lived experiences affect their access to care.
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HIV and Substance Use
An FSPH team is leading a key national resource in the fight against the U.S. opioid epidemic for populations affected by HIV/AIDS, and bringing together Southern California leaders for combined prevention efforts.
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Training Global Leaders
After leading pioneering research on the unfolding HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S., Dr. Roger Detels went on to train scores of HIV/AIDS leaders in Asia who remain in close contact with one another and their mentor.
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Interim Dean Profile
Throughout his career, Ron Brookmeyer has used biostatistics to address some of the most pressing public health concerns of our time. Now he’s making an impact as FSPH’s interim dean.
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Honor Roll 2018Major Gifts ($25,000 and above)Alex's Lemonade Stand FoundationAmerican Cancer Society Inc.Amgen Inc.The Anakwenze FamilyDiane and...
Transformative Investments
An inspirational gift puts students on track to become leaders in shaping health care.
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By Dr. Jonathan Fielding | What scientists have warned about for decades is now unfolding for all to see, on a global scale — extreme heat, severe droughts, intense storms, rising sea levels, and an expanding geographic range for vectors that spread deadly infectious diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and Ebola, to name a few.
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Alumni Stories

Climate Change and Health
FSPH alum Nelida Duran explored the Arctic Region to discover how indigenous communities are adapting to climate change, and how globalization is encroaching on traditional ways of life.
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Alumni Hall of Fame

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to honor alumni with outstanding career accomplishments in public health, as well as those who have volunteered time and talent in their communities in support of public health activities.
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School Work

A look at some of the news happening at the Fielding School.
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