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The American Public Health Association (APHA)

Get to know APHA better in 2018 – right here in San Diego!

APHA is a premier resource for public health students, researchers, practitioners, and the public. Learn more about what APHA has to offer, and plan to participate in their local 2018 annual meeting, titled “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.”




Institute for Public Health Director’s Seminar:
Michael Pratt on “The Global Observatory for Physical Activity: 144 Steps towards a more Active World”
12:00-1:30 PM

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Alistair Woodward, PhD
“Epidemiology and Climate Change.”
1:15-2:00 PM

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Alistair Woodward, PhD
“Climate Change: Disruption, Risk and Opportunity.”
4:00-6:00 PM

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Alistair Woodward, PhD
“The Role of the Bicycle in Improving Public Health: New Zealand Research on the Two-Fold Benefits of Improved Fitness and Reduced Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.”
4:00-6:00 PM

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Fourth Annual Public Health Research Day
Presentations in Medical Education & Telemedicine (MET) Lower Auditorium Poster Session MET Learning Center
1:30-5:00 PM

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May 15

Visiting Presenters to be announced, with Eric Heckler, PhD
“Agile Science and the Future of Public Health Research: Exploring and Designing Methods, Infrastructure, Ethics, and Equity”

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ALL 2017-2018 EVENTS

Meet The Experts

IPH Advisor Fonna Forman, PhD, Director of the UC San Diego Center on Global Justice, spreads the word on the 2018 Human Rights Fellowship Opportunity for Students.

UC San Diego Institute for Public Health at the Forefront of the Global Discussion on Climate Change and Health (November 15, 2017).


What is Public Health?

UC San Diego Institute for Public Health at the Forefront of the Global Discussion on Climate Change and Health (November 15, 2017). Public health is the science and practice of protecting and improving health through research, monitoring, prevention, education, disease control, sanitation, and advocacy. It also refers to the collective personal health of a population. As examples, the field of Public Health considers air and water quality, vaccinations, transmission of communicable diseases, access to health care, environmental conditions, and health behaviors, such as diet, physical activity, drug and tobacco use.