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July 29, 2020
As people around the world stand in solidarity with Americans calling for an end to racism and racial injustice, UCLA scholars are measuring whether the field of health services and policy research (HSR) has made any significant progress since a landmark report on the issue was published in 2015.
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July 28, 2020
A study co-authored by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence of health policy and management, shows large gaps in access to oral health care for poorest Californians. Low-income residents, even those with insurance, see dentists less often, researchers found.
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July 27, 2020
A new research brief from experts at the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, including FSPH faculty David Hayes-Bautista and Arturo Vargas Bustamante, compares the prevalence and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in two large metropolitan areas, Los Angeles County and New York City, and among racial and ethnic minorities.
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July 22, 2020
Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of ultrafine particles from jet airplane exhaust are 14% more likely to have a preterm birth than those exposed to lower levels. The researchers examined exposure among women living near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), in an area that includes neighborhoods in Los Angeles, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood and several other communities inland from the airport.
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July 20, 2020
Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health found deaths related to COVID-19‒associated conditions do not occur randomly in the state’s population; they occur more in some racial/ethnic (R/E) populations than in others
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July 15, 2020
Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the University of Southern California have found that a high level of exposure to oil and gas “flaring” events — the burning off of excess natural gas at production sites — is associated with a 50% higher risk for preterm birth, compared with women who are not exposed to flaring.
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July 14, 2020
Despite the investments in research and the growing body of empirical literature on a range of preparedness and response capabilities and functions, there has been no national-level, comprehensive review and grading of evidence for public health emergency preparedness and response practices comparable to those utilized in medicine and other public health fields. To address this gap, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is convening an ad hoc committee to conduct a comprehensive review and grading of evidence for public health emergency preparedness and response practices, based on literature generated since September 11, 2001.
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July 9, 2020
Laws prohibiting discrimination are key to ensuring equal economic opportunity, UCLA researchers say
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June 30, 2020
UCLA researchers found more than a third of all Californians between the ages of 18 and 25 reported smoking cigarettes, vaping or using marijuana in 2018. The researchers, led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor Ninez Ponce, found an alarming 48% of e-cigarette users and 40% of marijuana users are underage.
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June 25, 2020
UCLA researchers recommend expansion of Proposition 63 services to address unmet needs

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