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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.

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Events

SEPT22

Lifestyle Interest Group Event
Wayne Dysinger, MD on Lifestyle Medicine Practice
Noon-1:30 PM
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SEPT23

Celebration of Community
Public Health Fair with, and for, Community Partners
10:00 – 2:00 PM
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OCT20

International Series Event
Rodrigo Reis
Public Health Grand Rounds
(In conjunction with Faculty Meeting)
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OCT20

International Series Event
Rodrigo Reis
Community Presentation on
International Perspective on Activity and Urban Environments
6:00-7:00 PM
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dec7

Vatican Meetings on Climate Change:
Community Debrief by Participating IPH Leaders
6:00-8:00 PM
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ALL 2017-2018 EVENTS

Meet The Experts

A series of interviews that introduce faculty who are expanding and redefining the scope and methods of public health practice and research.

Introducing Dr. Geert Schmid-Schoenbein, Chair and Professor of Bioengineering at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, and a member of the Institute for Public Health Technology Working Group.


(Based upon an Interview with Rifaat Malik, June 2017)


TOPIC: Technologies for Improved Reserch, Prevention and Treatment of Disease


Dr. Schmid-Schoenbein’s area of research is molecular and cellular biomechanics, microcirculation and transport in living tissues.  What does this have to do with Public Health?  Everything. 

 

As he explained during an interview in June 2017, studying the origins of disease and disease processes is vitally important to prevention.  Understanding how the body suffers damage in disease processes can shed light on that disease, and potentially many other conditions and diseases.

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