Public Health Research Day

The UC San Diego Institute for Public Health Building bridges across UC San Diego to advance public health research and practice.

3rd Annual Public Health Research Day (2017)

The Institute for Public Health recently held the third annual annual Public Health Research Day on April 5, 2017. This annual event is sponsored by the UC San Diego Institute for Public Health (IPH).

Attendees and presenters at the Poster Session of the 3rd Annual Public Health Research Day, sponsored by the UC San Diego Institute for Public Health, April 5, 2017. Approximately 300 attendees were able to hear research presentations and interact with almost 90 poster presenters. The annual event is open to the general public, as well as UC San Diego faculty and students.

The event is designed to introduce campus and community attendees to current, multidisciplinary public health research and interventions on a variety of topics, through three Research Presentations, followed by a large Poster Session.  

The presentations are from awardees of IPH Pilot Grant Funds. Research in the IPH priority areas of lifestyle, technology, and climate change are presented.

The Key Note Presentations for this year were:

  1. “Variation in Physical Activity Accumulation & Human Health” by Dr. Loki Natarajan (Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics)
  2. “Point-of-Care Testing Platforms for Global Health” by Dr. Eliah Aronoff-Spencer (Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases)
  3. “Heat Waves, Human Health, and Disparities in San Diego County” by Dr. Alexander Gershunov (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)


The poster session
showcased public health research and community work being done by UC San Diego faculty and students, and typically has up to 100 posters, with presenters available for discussion. 

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2nd Annual Public Health Research Day


The Institute for Public Health held the second annual Public Health Research Day on April 6, 2016.

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1st Annual Public Health Research Day

The Institute for Public Health held the first annual Public Health Research Day on April 9, 2015.

The event was a big success! We had over 88 abstracts submitted by undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty across campus in the topic areas of: Chronic Disease, Community Health Programs and Policy, Global and Environmental Health, Health Disparities, Health Services and Technologies, Physical Activity and Diet, and Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs.

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