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What is Public Health?

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.




Carl Higgs, MPH
Developing a Flexible, High Resolution and Policy-Relevant Composite Index of Urban Liveability in Australia
12:30-1:30 PM

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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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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

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

UC San Diego Institute for Public Health at the Forefront of the Global Discussion on Climate Change and Health
California Vatican meeting participants, left to right: Dr. Michael Pratt, Gov. Jerry Brown, Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Congressman Scott Peters, Dr. Bess Marcus, Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy, & Dr. Fonna Forman

Earlier this month, five UC San Diego professors took part in a high level scientific and public policy event at the Vatican, that was co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Institute for Public Health (IPH).  “Health of the People, Health of the Planet and Our Responsibility: Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health” was a workshop organized and chaired by Professor Ram Ramanathan (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Advisory Committee of IPH). UC San Diego Professors Wael Al-Delaimy (Associate Director of the Institute for Public Health (IPH), Bess Marcus (IPH Founder and former Associate Dean for Public Health), Fonna Forman (Director of the Center for Global Justice and member of the Advisory Committee of IPH), and Michael Pratt (IPH Director) also contributed.

Workshop participants included an eminent group of public health and climate change scientists from around the world, as well as California Governor Jerry Brown, Kevin de León (President pro Tempore of the California Senate), and US Representative Scott Peters (San Diego). The strong local representation is not coincidental, as California and UC San Diego have been on the forefront of climate and policy research to enhance understanding of and mitigate air pollution and climate change.