How public health research at UC Merced can make a difference

There is no single solution to the health problems facing society, but the Public Health researchers at UC Merced are working to address some of the pressing issues facing the people of the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) of California.

Researchers at UC Merced strive to ensure that health research focuses on problems and issues that are high priorities in the SJV, is conducted in a way that is acceptable to the community and providers, takes a participatory approach that builds capacity in the community, is translated into practice and/or policy, and is communicated to the relevant parties to increase health literacy.

Recent papers include:

  • Brown P*, Gonzalez M*, Sandhu Dhaul R*. Cost of Chronic Disease in California: Estimates at the county level. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2014. In press.
  • Wilkinson-Meyers L, Brown P*, Reeve J, McNeill R, Patston P, Dylan S, Baker R, Ryan B, McEldowney J. Reducing Disablement with Adequate and Appropriate Resources: A New Zealand Perspective, Disability and Society, 2014, in print.
  • Brown P*, Cameron L*, Ramondt S*. Sustainability of Behavioral Interventions: Beyond Cost Effectiveness Analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2014. In Press.
  • Song A*, Brown P*, Glantz S. Health Policy and Empirical Evidence Collide: The Case of Cigarette Package Warning Labels and Economic Consumer Surplus. American Journal of Public Health; February 2014, Vol. 104, No. 2, pp. e42-e51.

* Members of Public Health at UC Merced