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Gradaute student Kesia Garibay with First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and others
Public Health Grad Student Wins Future History Maker Award
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) scholarship and Future History Maker Award recipient Kesia Garibay with California’s First Partner, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, at the Celebrate...
Grad student Jazmine Kenny
Ph.D. Student Presents Poster at APHA Conference
Public Health graduate student Jazmine Kenny highlights her research at the American Public Health Association in Philadelphia.
Professor Maria-Elena Young
Welcome Professor Maria-Elena Young!
We are thrilled to welcome our newest faculty member, Professor Maria-Elena Young. Professor Young received her Ph.D. in Community Health Sciences from University of California, Los Angeles. Her...
Graduate student Tashelle Wright
Ph.D. Student Earns Fellowship to Study Health Equity
Tashelle Wright was awarded a Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Predoctoral Fellowship to examine tobacco use and oral health diseases among Black, Latinx, aging and rural populations...
Professor Susana Ramirez and her students
Health Communication
Professor Susana Ramirez working to improve Internet-based medical information.

Public Health at UC Merced

Public Health has been defined as "the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research regarding disease- and injury-prevention." But Public Health is more than is a way of engaging communities and building partnerships to address some of the pressing health issues facing society.

Nowhere is this more important than in the San Joaquin Valley of California. While a place of natural beauty and diverse, vibrant populations, it is also a region with some of the greatest health disparities in the country. Indeed, a major reason for the establishment of the Merced campus of the University of California was to improve the condition of the population of the San Joaquin Valley (SJV), which trails the rest of California on almost all socioeconomic and health risk indicators. By choosing to study with the growing and dynamic UC Merced Public Health department, you will be at the forefront of these efforts.

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