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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.



MAY 24

Bridging Human Health and Urban Climatology with Personal Heat Exposure Research

Jennifer Vanos

Jennifer Vanos, PhD

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

4:00 - 6:00pm


Weather on Steroids

Thursday, May 25, 2017
International House (I-House)
Great Hall
6:00 PM


Lifestyle Interest Group Event


September/October 2017 - Community Public Health Fair


Technology Interest Group Event

Recent Events

Apr 5

Public Health Research Day

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
3:00pm – 5:00pm

FEB 23

Changes Over Time to the Epidemiological Evidence on the Health Consequences of Prolonged Sitting–Do We Need to Stand Up?

Adrian Bauman, MBBS, PhD

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Feb 10

Improving the Low-Income Urban Food Environment: Experiences of the Healthy Stores Studies

Joel Gittelsohn, PhD

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May 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM, at the Great Hall in UC San Diego’s International House.

Along with Co-Sponsors Scripps Institute of Oceanography and UC San Diego International House, the Institute for Public Health will be hosting a related event on the UC San Diego Campus.

The UC San Diego Weather on Steroids Program will include a presentation by a variety of climate scientists, health professionals and artists, on observed and potential health impacts of climate change. The event is to be hosted at the beautiful I-House venue on Campus, in the Great Hall.

The event is open to faculty, students and the general public. Join us for an interactive and engaging evening.

Please email sherithompsonsandiego@ucsd.edu, if you have questions about the May 25th. Campus event. We hope to see you there!

For more information:

Brief information on the Weather on Steroids: The Art of Climate Change Science Exhibition is provided on the La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS) web site: click here

Online Resources:


Scientific Publications:

McMichael, A. J. (2013). Globalization, climate change, and human health. New England Journal of Medicine, 368(14), 1335-1343.

Patz, J. A., Campbell-Lendrum, D., Holloway, T., & Foley, J. A. (2005). Impact of regional climate change on human health. Nature, 438(7066), 310-317.

Haines, A., Kovats, R. S., Campbell-Lendrum, D., & Corvalan, C. (2006). Climate change and human health: impacts, vulnerability and public health. Public health, 120(7), 585-596.

Luber, G., &McGeehin, M. (2008). Climate change and extreme heat events. American journal of preventative medicine, 35(5), 429-435.

Suk, J. E., & Semenza, J. C. (2011). Future infectious disease threats to Europe. American Journal of Public Health, 101(11), 2068-2079.