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)

Please save the date for the 3rd Annual Public Health Research Day, right here on campus on April 5, 2017 from 2:00-5:00pm.  This annual event is sponsored by the UC San Diego Institute for Public Health (IPH).

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 will be presented.

These Key Note Presentations are:

  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
showcases 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. 
We hope you will join us for an exciting and informative day, that showcases a broad range of public health activities and expertise!


Register Now!

Click here to download PHRD 2017 Flyer



2nd Annual Public Health Research Day



April 6, 2016
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Medical Education & Telemedicine Building
(MET 141-145 & Lower Auditorium)

Click here to download Flyer


Click here to download Abstract Book


Call For Abstracts – 2nd Annual Public Health Research Day

Submission Deadline for Poster Session - February 16, 2016 (11:59pm PST)


1st Annual Public Health Research Day


The Institute for Public Health recently 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.