The UCI Program in Public Health is poised to become a world-class School of Population and Public Health dedicated to enhancing health and reducing the burden of disease and disability through research, education, clinical care, integrative approaches, and public service. We are committed to training public health scientists to improve the health and well-being of populations on local and global scales.
We develop innovative programs to identify optimal strategies toward healthy living, including aging in place, enhanced mental health, chronic disease control, cancer support, and stress reduction. Your gift will provide us opportunities to share our knowledge and current best practices with community members and to develop certificates and programs to train community leaders, educators, counselors and chief wellness officers.
With over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in public health, most of whom are first generation or underrepresented minorities, we have a unique opportunity to nurture a new generation of leaders of health that reflect the rich multicultural population of our community. Your gifts will support our mission to provide scholarships that promote a pipeline for diversity and equity.
The endowed chairs that you establish will provide the prestige and resources necessary to recruit and retain prominent faculty to advance our mission of research excellence and foster a culture of inclusion and diversity. Your support will help us recruit internationally recognized researchers in epidemiology, nutrition, global health, health services research, environmental health, occupational medicine, implementation science, and health policy.
Your partnership will fund innovative research projects and training programs designed to stimulate research and nurture excellence in key health areas, including chronic disease prevention (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes), integrative nutritional science, human development (brain), environmental and occupational health, health equity, community engagement, and global health.
Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research to protect our clean air, safe drinking water, and green space. An investment in state-of-the-art facilities will result in new and critical discoveries of environmental risks to the health of our communities. Modern, fully equipped labs and teaching clinics will attract internationally recognized researchers and clinicians who will raise the stature of our already prominent faculty.