School of Public Health

University of California, Berkeley


The mission of the School of Public Health is to develop and apply knowledge from multiple disciplines for the promotion and protection of the health of the human population, giving due consideration to principles of human rights and cultural perspectives that abound in this multicultural country and world. The school carries out this mission with programs of teaching, research, and service. These programs, grounded in an understanding of the theory and mechanisms of the basic sciences, are integrated through a focus on communities that reach from the neighborhoods surrounding the campus to international settings.

Promotion and protection of the health of human populations require a scientific understanding of epidemiology; biostatistics; and the biological, physical, environmental, social, behavioral, informational, administrative, and policy sciences. In the School of Public Health, these and other disciplines focus on health problems of particular populations, selected diseases or disabilities, and issues associated with the application of resources to public health systems. Faculty, support resources, and curricula focus on both the fundamental disciplines and their applications to particular problems. Within the University and the wider community, faculty strive to advance the understanding of the fundamental disciplines, apply them to problems faced by human populations, and provide the interdisciplinary context in which future public health practitioners and scholars may develop needed skills and capacities.

The program of study leading to the professional MPH degree is based on a series of foundation courses. In addition, MPH students concentrate in one of the following areas: Environmental Health Sciences; Epidemiology; Epidemiology/Biostatistics; Global Health and Environment; Health and Social Behavior; Health Policy and Management; Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology; Interdisciplinary; Maternal and Child Health; and Public Health Nutrition. The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) curriculum is based on a comprehensive body of knowledge in the field of public health and its related disciplines and the investigation of significant problems in the public health practice. The School of Public Health also offers academic degrees in Biostatistics (MA, PhD), Environmental Health Sciences (MS, PhD), Epidemiology (MS, PhD), Health and Medical Sciences (MS), Health Policy (PhD), and Infectious Diseases & Immunity (PhD).

Undergraduate Program

Public Health: BA (offered under the jurisdiction of the College of Letters and Science), Summer Minor

Graduate Programs

Public Health: MPH (Master of Public Health), DrPH (Doctor of Public Health), MA (Biostatistics), MS (Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health and Medical Sciences), PhD (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Infectious Diseases & Immunity)

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Faculty and Instructors

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Barbara Abrams, Professor. Weight and weight gain in women during pregnancy, postpartum and menopause Maternal weight, nutrition, social factors and perinatal health outcomes Could expressed and heat-treated breast milk prevent perinatal hiv transmission.
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Jennifer Ahern, Associate Professor. Mental health, epidemiology, social epidemiology, population health, neighborhood characteristics and health, methodological issues and novel methodological applications in social, traumatic events, substance use, behavioral health, birth outcomes and maternal health.
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Genevieve M. Ames, Adjunct Professor. Anthropology of health, healing, substance abuse, quantitative and qualitative methods, social organization theory.
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Tomas J. Aragon, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Colette (Coco) Auerswald, Associate Professor.
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Amin Azzam, Associate Clinical Professor.

Lela R. Bachrach, Assistant Clinical Professor.

John R. Balmes, Professor in Residence.

Lisa F. Barcellos, Associate Professor. Public health, genetic epidemiology, human genetics, autoimmune diseases, multiple schlerosis, lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, epigenetics, genomics, computational biology.
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Michael Bates, Adjunct Professor. Air pollution, water pollution, environmental epidemiology, occupational epidemiology.
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Heidi M. Bauer, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Stefano M. Bertozzi, Professor. HIV/AIDS, HIV prevention, HIV treatment programs, reproductive health, health economics, anti-poverty programs, impact evaluation.
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Joan Bloom, Professor. Health policy and management, cancer prevention, early detection and long term survival, reducing disparities in access to health care.
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Asa Bradman, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Patrick Bradshaw, Assistant Professor.

Timothy Brown, Associate Adjunct Professor. Health insurance benefit design, public health services and systems, mental health economics, dental economics, social capital, econometrics.
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Gertrude Case Buehring, Professor. Public health, use of cells in breast fluids for diagnostic purposes, viruses and human cancer, role of bovine leukemia virus in causing human breast cancer.
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Ralph Catalano, Professor. Mental health services, economic antecendents, stress related illness.
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John Colford, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, biostatistics, meta-analysis.
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Norman Constantine, Clinical Professor. Adolescent sexual health, adolescent health behavior, adolescent health policy, sexuality education, research bias, motivated reasoning, policy use and misuse of research evidence, measurement and research design.
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Jason Corburn, Associate Professor. Urban health, informal settlements, global public health, urban climate change, environmental impact assessment, mediation, environmental justice.
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Patricia Crawford, Adjunct Professor.

Ronald Dahl, Professor. Decision-making, adolescence, brain development, behavioral and emotional health, pubertal maturation, affective neuroscience, social neuroscience.
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Peter Dailey, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Julianna Deardorff, Associate Professor. Adolescent health, puberty, sexual development, cultural factors, contextual factors.

Lori Dorfman, Associate Adjunct Professor.

William H. Dow, Professor. Health economics, international health, economic demography.
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Sandrine Dudoit, Professor. Genomics, classification, statistical computing, biostatistics, cross-validation, density estimation, genetic mapping, high-throughput sequencing, loss-based estimation, microarray, model selection, multiple hypothesis testing, prediction, RNA-Seq.
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Ellen Eisen, Adjunct Professor. Methods in occupational epidemiology.
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Maria Ekstrand, Associate Adjunct Professor. India, AIDS prevention, medication adherence, AIDS stigma, vulnerable populations.
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Brenda Eskenazi, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, maternal and child health.
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Richard Feachem, Professor.

Darlene Francis, Associate Professor.

Lori Freedman, Lecturer.

Brent Fulton, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Andrea Garber, Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Paul Gertler, Professor. Impact evaluation, health economics.
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Joel William Grube, Adjunct Professor. Alcohol Policy, Underage Alcohol, tobacco, and Other Drug Use, Prevention.
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Sylvia Guendelman, Professor. Public health, maternal and child health, health and social behavior, health policy and management, specialty area in multicultural health.
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Jodi Halpern, Professor. Public health, bioethics, patient autonomy.
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Helen Halpin, Professor. Public health, health policy and management, health services and policy analysis.
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S. Katharine Hammond, Professor. Public health, environmental health sciences.
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Kim Harley, Associate Adjunt Professor. Reproductive health, prenatal health.

Eva Harris, Professor. Public health, infectious diseases.
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Lia Haskin, Associate Professor. Poverty, obesity, child development, public health nutrition, global health, psychosocial and biological determinants of health, overweight, nutritional and epidemiologic transition, chronic disease, malnutrition, child health and development, early experience, inequality and health disparities, Latino health, Mexican-Americans and other immigrant groups, stress hormones, salivary cortisol.
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Denise Herd, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, specialty area in multicultural health, behaviorial science.
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Robert Hiatt, Adjunct Professor.

Nina Holland, Adjunct Professor.

Seth Holmes, Assistant Professor. Immigration and migration, medical anthropology with foci on social theory and ethnography, social studies of medicine and science, social difference related to race, social difference related to socioeconomic status, social difference related to citizenship, social difference related to gender, social difference related to sexuality, the naturalization and normalization of social hierarchies and health disparities, social suffering and symbolic violence, urban and rural Latin America and North America, population health with focus on global health, population health with focus on health disparities, population health with focus on social determinants of health.
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Alan Hubbard, Associate Professor.

Susan Ivey, Associate Adjunct Professor. Public health, health disparities, interventions, community-based participatory research.
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William J. Jagust, Professor. Neuroscience, cognition, brain aging, dementia, imaging, Alzheimerandamp,#039,s disease.
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Michael L. B. Jerrett, Professor.

Nicholas Jewell, Professor. AIDS, statistics, epidemiology, infectious diseases, Ebola Virus Disease, SARS, H1N1 influenza, adverse cardiovascular effects of pharmaceuticals, counting civilian casualties during conflicts.
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Douglas Jutte, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Lee Ann Kaskutas, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Ann Keller, Associate Professor.

Catherine Koshland, Professor. Air pollution, metals, energy, resources, environmental human health, mechanistic analyses of combustion products in flow reactors, control strategies in urban airsheds, pollutant formation, chlorinated hydrocarbons, particulates, industrial ecology.
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Amy Kyle, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Claudia Landau, Associate Clinical Professor.

Barbara Laraia, Associate Professor. Nutrition, obesity, Food Insecurity, Perinatal Health, diabetes.
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Phuoc Le, Assistant Professor.

Lexin Li, Associate Professor.

Fenyong Liu, Professor. Public health, infectious diseases.
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Kristine Madsen, Associate Professor.

John Marshall, Assistant Professor. Utilize mathematical models to predict the utility of genetic control strategies for a variety of mosquito-borne diseases.

Sandra McCoy, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Marilyn McEntyre, Adjunct Professor.

Thomas E. McKone, Adjunct Professor.

Catherine Metayer, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Guy Micco, Clinical Professor. Aging/old age, suffering, and death, the medical humanities.
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Alexandra Minnis, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor. Race and class determinants of the distribution of health risks associated with air pollution among diverse communities in the United States.
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Mahasin Mujahid, Assistant Professor. Multi-level determinants of racial/ethnic health disparities, Neighborhood environments and cardiovascular health. Breast cancer treatment and survivorship, Methods in social epidemiology, Population health .

Linda Neuhauser, Clinical Professor. Communication, public health, health literacy, participatory design of health programs.
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Mark Nicas, Adjunct Professor.

Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor.

Osagie Obasogie, Professor.

Kent Olson, Clinical Professor.

Doug Oman, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Emily Ozer, Professor. Mental health, health and social behavior, clinical and community psychology, adolescent development, school-based health promotion.
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Nancy Padian, Adjunct Professor. HIV, epidemiology, reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, impact evaluations.
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Maya Petersen, Assistant Professor.

Cheri Pies, Clinical Professor.

Daniel A. Portnoy, Professor. Mammalian cells, molecular and cellular basis of microbial pathogenesis, defense against infection, listeria monocytogenes, cell biology of infection, mechanisms of secretion.
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Malcolm Potts, Professor. Public health, maternal and child health, health and social behavior.
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Ndola Prata, Associate Professor in Residence. Community-base access to care, maternal mortality, population and family planning, safe abortion, adolescent reproductive health in developing countries, postpartum hemorrhage.
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Arthur L. Reingold, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, biostatistics.
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Justin Remais, Associate Professor.

Lee Riley, Professor. Public health, infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology, global health, tuberculosis, drug-resistant infections, slum health.
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James Robinson, Professor. Public health, health policy and management, environmental health sciences, health services and policy analysis.
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Hector P. Rodriguez, Associate Professor. Organizational influences on the quality of ambulatory care,_interprofessional primary care team approaches and continuity of care,_ambulatory care performance measurement and improvement,_local public health system effectiveness.
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Thomas Rundall, Professor Emeritus. Public health, health policy and management, health services and policy analysis.
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George W. Rutherford, Adjunct Professor.

Sharon Sagiv, Assistant Adjunct Professor.

William Satariano, Professor. Aging, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health and social behavior.
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Richard M. Scheffler, Professor. Public health, health and social behavior, health policy and management, health services & policy analysis, global health, health economics, Health Workforce, Human Resources for Health, Health Market Analysis.
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+ Steve Selvin, Professor. Public health, biostatistics.
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George Sensabaugh, Professor Emeritus. Molecular epidemiology, microbial population genetics, forensic science, forensic biology.
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James Seward, Clinical Professor. Public health, environmental health sciences.
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Stephen Shortell, Professor. Organizational correlates of quality and outcomes of care, evaluation of total quality management and community-based health improvement initiatives.
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Kirk R. Smith, Professor. Climate change, public health, air pollution, environmental health science, global health, household energy.
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Martyn T. Smith, Professor. Cancer, genomics, toxicology, molecular epidemiology, exposome.
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Lonnie Snowden, Professor. Mental health, social welfare, race/ethnicity, organization of health services.
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Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Clinical Professor. Nutrition, maternal-child health, early childhood health, oral health, child health in developing countries, childrenand#039,s health in child care, parenting education, health education for low literacy populations, health disparities.
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Sarah Stanley, Assistant Professor.

Craig Steinmaus, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Richard S. Stephens, Professor. Molecular genetics, microbiology, infectious disease, pathogenesis.
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Hannah Thompson, Research Scientist.

Deryk Van Brunt, Associate Clinical Professor.

Mark J. Van Der Laan, Professor. Statistics, computational biology and genomics, censored data and survival analysis, medical research, inference in longitudinal studies.
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Julia Walsh, Adjunct Professor. Reproductive health, Immunization, socioeconomic benefits, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit analysis, economic evaluation, global health equity, market size estimation in poor countries, contraception, maternal mortality among the poor, neonatal mortality risk factors analysis, millenium development goals.
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Sarah Zemore, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Luoping Zhang, Adjunct Professor.

Affiliated Faculty

Sangwei Lu, Adjunct Professor. Pathogenesis and stress response of Salmonella serovars, foodborne diseases.
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Harrison Alter, Lecturer.

Bruce Bodaken, Lecturer.

Jennifer Breckler, Lecturer.

Caricia Catalani, Lecturer.

Jerome Chin, Lecturer.

Hana Dan-Cohen, Lecturer.

Sonya Dublin, Lecturer.

Wayne Enanoria, Lecturer.

Robin Flagg, Lecturer.

Sarah Gamble, Lecturer.

Sara Hartley, Lecturer.

Anke Hemmerling, Lecturer.

Robert Hosang, Lecturer.

Anthony Iton, Lecturer.

Catherine Kodama, Lecturer.

Jennifer Lachance, Lecturer.

Maureen Lahiff, Lecturer.

Scott Lee, Lecturer.

David Lein, Lecturer.

Kathleen Loretz, Lecturer.

Kimberly MacPherson, Lecturer.

John Myovich, Lecturer.

Iman Nazeeri-Simmons, Lecturer.

Tim Nicholls, Lecturer.

Jaspal Sandhu, Lecturer.

Megan Schwarzman, Lecturer.

Charlotte Smith, Lecturer.

Harry Snyder, Lecturer.

Judith Stanton, Lecturer.

Melanie Thomas, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Gladys Block, Professor Emeritus. Nutrient status, disease relationships, dietary methods, oxidation and antioxidants.
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John Ellwood, Professor Emeritus. Financial Management, Public Sector Budgeting.
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Ernest Hook, Professor Emeritus. Public health, maternal and child health.
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Teh-wei Hu, Professor Emeritus. Health economics, public health, health policy and management, health services and policy analysis, specialty area in aging, specialty area in international health.
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Meredith Minkler, Professor Emeritus. Public health, health and social behavior, community health education.
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Patricia Morgan, Professor Emeritus. Public health, community prevention programs.
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Edward E. Penhoet, Professor Emeritus. Public health, health policy and management.
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Richard Quint, Clinical Professor Emeritus.

David Ragland, Adjunct Professor Emeritus.
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Stephen Rappaport, Professor.

Zak Sabry, Professor Emeritus. Public health, health and social behavior, health policy and management, public health nutrition.
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Allan Smith, Professor Emeritus. Public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health sciences.
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Robert Spear, Professor Emeritus. Public health, environmental health science.
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Ann Stevens, Clinical Professor Emerita.

John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor Emeritus. Social epidemiology, community interventions.
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David Troxel, Clinical Professor Emeritus.

Edward Wei, Professor Emeritus.

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School of Public Health

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Phone: 510-643-8451

Fax: 510-643-5056

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Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD

417 University Hall

Phone: 510-664-7771

Assistant Dean of Students

Shederick McClendon, MPH

417H University Hall

Phone: 510-642-9654

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