Latest findings from California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and led by Dr. Ninez Ponce, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, show continued fatigue with following safety guidelines.
Analysis led by Dr. Liwei Chen, UCLA Fielding School associate professor of epidemiology, found a marked increase in sedentary behaviors, alcohol consumption, and cigarette smoking and a decline in exercise, compared to before the pandemic
Dr. Lara Cushing, whose research identifies the disproportionate impacts of harmful environmental exposures on low-income populations and communities of color, has been appointed the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Presidential Chair in Health Equity at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Dr. Michael Jerrett awarded the “Excellence in Exposure Science Award” by the International Society of Exposure Science for his pioneering work on understanding the spatial dimensions of environmental exposures.
Older Californians who live in communities with poor air quality, even those who engage - as recommended - in physical activities but do so outdoors, have a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, a complex and chronic metabolic disorder caused by insulin resistance and cell dysfunction.