Public Health

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The School of Public Health offers an undergraduate major through the College of Letters & Science. The goal of the major is to provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health behavior, and health policy. These areas of emphasis range across the spectrum of natural science to social science. Students in the program will 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 a multicultural country and world.

Declaring the Major

Although the major remains capped (impacted), the department encourages all qualified students to apply. To qualify, students must have completed the prerequisites in math, biology, and the social sciences. For further information regarding these prerequisites, please see the Major Requirements tab on this page.

Students should apply to declare a major in Public Health after completion of the lower division requirements which is generally at the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students should apply during the summer or fall semesters whenever they have completed the prerequisites. Generally, third year transfer students have completed their prerequisite coursework at community college and are ready to declare the major at the beginning of their first semester at UC Berkeley; such students may still be able to complete any remaining prerequisites in their first semester here and apply after fall semester.

After completing the prerequisites, students should submit an application and application essay. For the application and detailed application instructions, please see the School of Public Health website. The application to declare the Public Health major includes the following:

  1. A review of an applicant's academic preparation (coursework and GPA)
  2. An application essay similar to the "Statement of Purpose" required by graduate applications to the School of Public Health. In the application essay, students should describe the pathway that led them to an interest in this field of study, their experience relevant to Public Health (including volunteering), and their long-term ambitions for what they are thinking about doing with a degree in Public Health. Applications are reviewed by Public Health faculty.

While completing the prerequisites  for Public Health, students should also be taking all necessary steps to prepare themselves to declare an alternate major. According to the Academic Senate regulations, a student should declare a major when they reach 60 units of coursework. Please keep this in mind when deciding a major. While the department will do its best to bring in all qualified students, there is no guarantee that any one particular student will be admitted into the major. Therefore, students interested in the Public Health major should prepare a back-up major just in case they are not selected. Students hopeful of making a valuable contribution to public health can declare alternative majors such as anthropology, molecular and cell biology, integrative biology, civil and environmental engineering, communications, conservation resource studies, earth and planetary science, the interdisciplinary studies (ISF) major, american studies, social welfare, or psychology—just to list a few. Public health demands everyone's attention—there are myriad undergraduate majors here at Cal who will help students prepare to dedicate their professional life to this, literally vital, cause.

All students interested in the major, or the field of public health in general, are encouraged to consult with the academic adviser concerning possible alternatives.

Summer Minor or Certificate Program

Public health seeks to improve human health through the development and application of knowledge that prevents disease, protects the public from harm, and promotes health throughout the state, the nation, and the world. Under the global public health summer minor or certificate, students will 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 many cultural perspectives in our multicultural country and world. The summer minor or certificate can serve as a precursor to further study in public health, other health professions, or any fields in which the health of persons and populations is a relevant concern. The summer minor can augment and enhance many different undergraduate bachelor degree programs and prepare students for professional and academic careers. In addition, public health is of interest for its own sake, as a component of a rigorous liberal arts education. Please note: the Summer Minor is only available to Berkeley students, and the Summer Certificate is only available to non-Berkeley students.

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Major Requirements

In addition to the University, campus, and college requirements, listed on the College Requirements tab, students must fulfill the below requirements specific to their major program.  

General Guidelines

  1. All courses taken to fulfill the major requirements below must be taken for graded credit, other than courses listed which are offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. Other exceptions to this requirement are noted as applicable.
  2. No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student's major and minor programs, with the exception of minors offered outside of the College of Letters & Science.
  3. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 must be maintained in both upper and lower division courses used to fulfill the major requirements.

For information regarding residence requirements and unit requirements, please see the College Requirements tab.

Lower Division Prerequisites

All prerequisite courses must be completed before declaring the major with a minimum grade of C- or above. The undergraduate Public Health program only accepts Advanced Placement (AP) units for the Social Science prerequisites listed below. A score of 3 or above on the High School AP exam is required.

Biological Sciences
Select 7 units from the following:
BIOLOGY 1AGeneral Biology Lecture3
BIOLOGY 1BGeneral Biology Lecture and Laboratory4
MCELLBI 32Introduction to Human Physiology3
MCELLBI 50The Immune System and Disease3
MCELLBI 55Plagues and Pandemics3
MCELLBI C61Brain, Mind, and Behavior3
MCELLBI W61Brain, Mind, and Behavior (MCELLBI W61 is the summer online equivalent.)3
NUSCTX 10Introduction to Human Nutrition3
Mathematics
Select two of the following, or their equivalents:
MATH 1ACalculus4
MATH 1BCalculus4
MATH 10AMethods of Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics, and Combinatorics4
MATH 10BMethods of Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics, and Combinatorics4
MATH 16AAnalytic Geometry and Calculus3
MATH 16BAnalytic Geometry and Calculus3
MATH 32Precalculus4
Social Science
Select three courses from at least two of the following areas:
Anthropology
Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Social/Cultural Anthropology (American Cultures)
Economics
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Economics--Lecture Format
Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy
Political Science
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to Political Theory
Psychology
General Psychology
Principles of Psychology
Sociology
Introduction to Sociology
Principles of Sociology: American Cultures (Credit cannot be earned with both Soc 1 and Soc 3AC)
Evaluation of Evidence

Upper Division Requirements

PB HLTH 142Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Biology and Public Health 14
PB HLTH 150AIntroduction to Epidemiology and Human Disease4
PB HLTH 150BIntroduction to Environmental Health Sciences3
PB HLTH 150DIntroduction to Health Policy and Management3
PB HLTH 150EIntroduction to Community Health and Human Development3
Note: For electives, select 10 units minimum (listed below). Graduate courses at the School of Public Health can also count towards elective units.
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Alternatively, PB HLTH 141 can be substituted for PB HLTH 142 Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Biology and Public Health 

Electives

Most other courses in public health, including graduate level classes (but excluding the DeCal and group study courses), can also meet elective requirements.

Biostatistics
DEMOG 110Introduction to Population Analysis3
MATH 53Multivariable Calculus4
MATH 54Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
PB HLTH 145Statistical Analysis of Continuous Outcome Data4
STAT 134Concepts of Probability3
STAT 135Concepts of Statistics4
STAT 150Stochastic Processes3
STAT 151ALinear Modelling: Theory and Applications4
STAT 151BCourse Not Available4
STAT 152Sampling Surveys4
Infectious Diseases
INTEGBI 131General Human Anatomy3
INTEGBI 132Survey of Human Physiology4
INTEGBI 137Human Endocrinology4
MCELLBI 102Survey of the Principles of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology4
MCELLBI C114Introduction to Comparative Virology4
MCELLBI 140General Genetics4
MCELLBI 150Molecular Immunology4
MCELLBI 160Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology4
PLANTBI C110LBiology of Fungi with Laboratory4
Epidemiology
CHEM 112ACourse Not Available5
DEMOG 110Introduction to Population Analysis3
GEOG 130Food and the Environment4
INTEGBI 131General Human Anatomy3
INTEGBI 132Survey of Human Physiology4
INTEGBI 140Biology of Human Reproduction4
MCELLBI 140General Genetics4
PB HLTH 112Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Examination4
Environmental Health Sciences
CIV ENG 111Environmental Engineering3
CIV ENG 113NCourse Not Available3
CIV ENG 114Environmental Microbiology3
CHEM 112ACourse Not Available5
CHEM 112BCourse Not Available5
ECON/ENVECON C102Natural Resource Economics4
ENVECON 131Globalization and the Natural Environment3
ENVECON 152Advanced Topics in Development and International Trade3
ENVECON 153Population, Environment, and Development3
ENVECON 161Advanced Topics in Environmental and Resource Economics4
ENVECON C151/ECON C171Economic Development4
ENVECON/ECON C181International Trade4
ENE,RES C100Energy and Society4
ESPM 155Course Not Available4
ESPM C167Environmental Health and Development4
ESPM 168Political Ecology4
ESPM 169International Environmental Politics4
GEOG 123Postcolonial Geographies4
GEOG 130Food and the Environment4
GEOG 138Global Environmental Politics4
HISTORY 120ACAmerican Environmental and Cultural History4
IAS/ENVECON C175The Economics of Climate Change4
NUSCTX 166
SOCIOL 121
Nutrition in the Community
and Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Social and Cultural Context
7
SOCIOL 166Society and Technology4
Health Policy & Management
CY PLAN 120Community Planning and Public Policy for Disability3
ECON 157Health Economics4
ESPM 102DClimate and Energy Policy4
LEGALST 103Theories of Law and Society4
LEGALST 107Theories of Justice4
LEGALST 168Sex, Reproduction and the Law4
MEDIAST 102Effects of Mass Media4
PB HLTH 116Seminar on Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine3
PB HLTH 126Health Economics and Public Policy3
PB HLTH 181Poverty and Population3
PB HLTH 183The History of Medicine, Public Health, and the Allied Health Sciences3
PUB POL 101Introduction to Public Policy Analysis4
PUB POL 117ACRace, Ethnicity, and Public Policy4
PUB POL 156Program and Policy Design4
PUB POL 179Public Budgeting4
POL SCI 103Congress4
POL SCI 150The American Legal System4
POL SCI 171California Politics4
SOC WEL 112Social Welfare Policy3
Community Health & Human Development
ASAMST 143Course Not Available3
CHICANO 176Chicanos and Health Care3
NUSCTX 166Nutrition in the Community3
PB HLTH 103Drugs, Health, and Society2
PB HLTH 104A
PB HLTH 104B
Health Promotion in a College Setting
and Health Promotion in a College Setting
4
PB HLTH 105Policy, Planning, and Evaluation of Health Promotion in a College Setting3
PB HLTH 113Campus/Community Health Impact Program3
PB HLTH 14Healthy People: Introduction to Health Promotion4
PB HLTH C129The Aging Human Brain3
PB HLTH C155Sociology of Health and Medicine4

Summer Minor/Certificate Requirements

Overview

The summer Global Public Health Minor/Certificate explores health-related issues affecting populations in the United States and worldwide. Students complete courses covering a range of disciplines and methods relevant to promotion and protection of human health, emerging health issues, healthcare systems, and approaches to address and intervene. It will expand knowledge and comprehension of domestic and international challenges for human health. Valuable internship experience, completed locally, nationally, or abroad, and the development of both technical and public health practice skills is part of the available curriculum. The certificate can be pursued by non-UC Berkeley students in or outside of California, including international students. 

Please note: this program option is only available during the summer.

The two options available are described below:

Summer Global Public Health Minor for UC Berkeley students: The Summer Minor in Global Public Health consists of three core and two elective courses taught in two consecutive, six-week summer sessions. Completion of core courses and any two electives listed below will satisfy the minor. A local or global public health 8-week internship with required seminar can also serve as one of the elective courses. Students declaring a minor must do so in writing to the Director of Undergraduate Program at the School of Public Health. The minor can be completed in one or two summers. Students pursuing the 8-week internship as one elective will need two summers to complete the minor.

Summer Global Public Health Certificate for non-UC Berkeley students: The Summer Certificate in Global lPublic Health consists of three core and two elective courses taught in two consecutive, six-week summer sessions. Once the required core courses are completed, any two electives listed below will satisfy the requirements of the certificate. The certificate can be completed in one or two summers. 

UC Berkeley and visiting students who do not want to declare the minor or receive a certificate, but are interested in these classes may enroll in as many courses as they wish.

Core Courses for Summer Global Public Health Minor or Summer Global Public Health Certificate

Required Courses/Total Units11
PB HLTH 112: Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Session A, p.m.) Good health at the individual and community level is central to human happiness, economic development, and societal progress. Good health, which is not simply the absence of illness and injury, is the result of the complex interplay of many factors, including the legal, social, political, and physical environments, economic forces, food availability and nutrition, access to safe water and sanitation, cultural beliefs and human behaviors, religion, and the availability of affordable preventive measures such as vaccines and of curative services, among others. By definition, global health transcends geopolitical borders and standard academic disciplines, so a broad multidisciplinary approach to its study and understanding is required. Students will be expected to read, understand, and use sometimes advanced materials from diverse disciplines. Case-based discussions will be included in the course. This is a three-unit course.
PB HLTH 250A: Epidemiologic Methods (Session D, p.m.) This three-unit introductory course presents the principles and methods of epidemiology, including descriptive and analytic approaches to assessing the distributions of health, disease, and injury in populations and factors that influence those distributions. The emphasis is on developing an understanding of concepts, rather than quantitative methods, although calculations are involved. Through the combination of lectures, readings, critical review of papers, and problem sets, students without prior coursework in epidemiology will acquire the core competencies in epidemiology expected of all public health professionals. Examples are drawn from national and international public health issues.
PB HLTH 141: Introduction to Biostatistics (Session D, a.m.) An intensive five-unit introductory course in statistical methods used in applied research with an emphasis on principles of statistical reasoning, underlying assumptions, and careful interpretation of results. Topics covered include: descriptive statistics, graphical displays of data, introduction to probability, expectations and variance of random variables, confidence intervals and tests for means, differences of means, proportions, differences of proportions, chi-square tests for categorical variables, regression and multiple regression, an introduction to analysis of variance. Statistical software (STATA) will be used to supplement hand calculations.
Elective Courses for Global Health Minor or Global Health Certificate/Total Units6
Select two of the following:
PB HLTH 118: Nutrition in Developing Countries (Session A, a.m.) This three-unit course focuses on low- and middle-income countries will cover: the effects of nutrition throughout the lifecycle in pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adulthood; nutrition broadly in terms of issues of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and obesity; and how to analyze and evaluate actions taken to ameliorate the major nutritional problems facing vulnerable populations. Student will learn about ways in which organizations and governments design and implement policies and programs that affect food production and access to safe, affordable, and nutritionally adequate diets. The course will address how stakeholders in the food system—consumer, health, industry, government, and other groups—interact with each other to affect policy design and implementation; the historical, social, economic, environmental, and political factors that determine stakeholder positions on policy issues; and the ways in which these factors promote or act as barriers to achieving a functional and sustainable food system that promotes optimal food, nutrition, and health.
PB HLTH 150B: Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences (Session A, p.m.) This three-unit course presents the relationship between chemical, physical, and biological hazards in the environment and their impact on human health. The course focuses on the core areas of environmental health sciences: toxicology, microbial ecology, exposure assessment, risk assessment, environmental epidemiology, regulations/policies, and GIS/spatial analysis. It examines the science, health considerations and regulations of contaminants in air, water and food in the context of both developed and developing countries. Other key topics such as ethics, environmental justice, and occupational health and safety are also discussed. Local, national and international case studies are used to provide real-world examples of important environmental health concepts.
PB HLTH 150D: Introduction to Healthy Policy and Management (Session A, a.m.) This three-unit course in health policy and management course will introduce students to health policy making and the organization of the United States healthcare system. Health policy and management applies concepts from economics, organizational behavior, and political science to the structure, financing, and regulation of the public health and health care delivery systems. Students will also learn about current issues in U.S. health policy and contemporary organizational challenges experienced by the U.S. healthcare system.
PB HLTH 162A: Public Health Microbiology (Session D, a.m.) This three-unit course presents the fundamentals of microbiology as it relates to the causes of disease and the promotion of health. The primary emphasis will be on infectious agents and the diseases that they produce in humans. To fully comprehend how these agents produce disease, we will learn their properties, how they are transmitted, and what their effects are on humans. The course covers the host immune response to microbial infections as well as the prevention and treatment of infections. In addition, students will be introduced to microorganisms that usually do not cause disease but play indispensable and beneficial roles. Students will learn about the threat of infectious diseases nationally and globally.
PB HLTH 197: Global Public Health Internship and Seminar (Session A, p.m.) This three-unit course is designed to help students get the most from their internship experience and strengthen their potential leadership and career development. Students will also be able to reflect on professional and leadership style and development. Students will assess their strengths, styles, and preferences, as well as areas they need to strengthen. They will be challenged to use and reflect on the internship experience as an opportunity to develop key competencies and to critically explore organizational cultural dynamics, modes of conduct, and values. Moreover, this course will provide students with the opportunity to integrate classroom learning and practice in a public health work environment. Students will make important contributions to the host organization, the community he/she serves, and to the solution of global public health problems while developing personal confidence and leadership skills as an emerging public health professional.

College Requirements

Undergraduate students in the College of Letters & Science must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those required by their major program.

For detailed lists of courses that fulfill college requirements, please review the College of Letters & Sciences page in this Guide.

Entry Level Writing

All students who will enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing requirement. Fulfillment of this requirement is also a prerequisite to enrollment in all reading and composition courses at UC Berkeley. 

American History and American Institutions

The American History and Institutions requirements are based on the principle that a US resident graduated from an American university should have an understanding of the history and governmental institutions of the United States.

American Cultures

American Cultures is the one requirement that all undergraduate students at Cal need to take and pass in order to graduate. The requirement offers an exciting intellectual environment centered on the study of race, ethnicity and culture of the United States. AC courses offer students opportunities to be part of research-led, highly accomplished teaching environments, grappling with the complexity of American Culture.

Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning requirement is designed to ensure that students graduate with basic understanding and competency in math, statistics, or computer science. The requirement may be satisfied by exam or by taking an approved course.

Foreign Language

The Foreign Language requirement may be satisfied by demonstrating proficiency in reading comprehension, writing, and conversation in a foreign language equivalent to the second semester college level, either by passing an exam or by completing approved course work.

Reading and Composition

In order to provide a solid foundation in reading, writing and critical thinking the College requires two semesters of lower division work in composition in sequence. Students must complete a first-level reading and composition course by the end of their second semester and a second-level course by the end of their fourth semester.

Breadth Requirements

The undergraduate breadth requirements provide Berkeley students with a rich and varied educational experience outside of their major program. As the foundation of a liberal arts education, breadth courses give students a view into the intellectual life of the University while introducing them to a multitude of perspectives and approaches to research and scholarship. Engaging students in new disciplines and with peers from other majors, the breadth experience strengthens interdisciplinary connections and context that prepares Berkeley graduates to understand and solve the complex issues of their day.

Unit Requirements

  • 120 total units, including at least 60 L&S units

  • Of the 120 units, 36 must be upper division units

  • Of the 36 upper division units, 6 must be taken in courses offered outside your major department

Residence Requirements

For units to be considered in "residence," you must be registered in courses on the Berkeley campus as a student in the College of Letters & Science. Most students automatically fulfill the residence requirement by attending classes here for four years. In general, there is no need to be concerned about this requirement, unless you go abroad for a semester or year or want to take courses at another institution or through UC Extension during your senior year. In these cases, you should make an appointment to meet an adviser to determine how you can meet the Senior Residence Requirement.

Note: Courses taken through UC Extension do not count toward residence.

Senior Residence Requirement

After you become a senior (with 90 semester units earned toward your BA degree), you must complete at least 24 of the remaining 30 units in residence in at least two semesters. To count as residence, a semester must consist of at least 6 passed units. Intercampus Visitor, EAP, and UC Berkeley-Washington Program (UCDC) units are excluded.

You may use a Berkeley Summer Session to satisfy one semester of the Senior Residence requirement, provided that you successfully complete 6 units of course work in the Summer Session and that you have been enrolled previously in the college.

Modified Senior Residence Requirement

Participants in the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) or the UC Berkeley Washington Program (UCDC) may meet a Modified Senior Residence requirement by completing 24 (excluding EAP) of their final 60 semester units in residence. At least 12 of these 24 units must be completed after you have completed 90 units.

Upper Division Residence Requirement

You must complete in residence a minimum of 18 units of upper division courses (excluding EAP units), 12 of which must satisfy the requirements for your major.

Student Learning Goals

Learning Goals for the Major

  1. Critical Thinking Skills
    • Describe the public health framework of the determinants of the health of populations.
    • Recognize the public health perspective of disease prevention and health promotion.
    • Explain how public health studies the interplay between biology, environment, and behavior.
    • Understand the basic concepts from the social and behavioral sciences in public health.
  2. Quantitative Skills
    • Recognize commonly used measures of population health.
    • Identify commonly used methods of measuring risk.
    • Describe common study designs for assessing risk from exposures.
    • Assemble and display summary measures using graphs and tables.
    • Recognize the basics of statistical hypothesis testing.
    • Know how to calculate and interpret confidence intervals.
  3. Communication Skills
    • Incorporate statistical and scientific findings into written materials.
    • Prepare fact sheets and other health education tools.
    • Know how to interpret public health reports and scientific literature.
    • Create and give presentations on public health issues.
  4. Problem-Solving Skills
    • Research and summarize relevant public health literature.
    • Apply the systems thinking approach to issues in public health.
    • Identify problems in public health with upstream-downstream model.
  5. Specialized Knowledge
    • Integrate human biology and genetics with public health issues.
    • Comprehend the basics of infectious disease.
    • Understand the basics of chronic disease.
    • Examine and assess environmental health issues.
    • Describe the organization and financing of the United States health care system.
  6. Lifelong Learning Skills
    • Identify ethical issues of public health.
    • Be able to perform data collection and research.
    • Acknowledge the role of disparities in public health.

Courses

Public Health

PB HLTH 14 Healthy People: Introduction to Health Promotion 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Introduction to personal and community health, drawing on physical and social sciences. Specific areas include stress, alcohol and drugs, nutrition, exercise, the environment, communication, and sexuality. Readings, lectures, and discussions explore key issues for students and examine those issues in the context of contemporary American society. Public health approaches to disease prevention and health promotion are explored for each topic.

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PB HLTH 14N Healthy People: Introduction to Health Promotion 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session
This course introduces students to the basic theories and skills of personal and community health promotion within a public health context. Using a broad multi-disciplinary perspective, the course will examine selected health topics with particular attention to individual and group behaviors and their implications for personal and community health.

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PB HLTH 15 Introduction to Global Health Equity 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
This seminar provides an overview of the intersection between global health and social justice, with a specific focus on the ways in which inequity, specifically the conditions that lead to poverty, disproportionately affect health outcomes. Students will learn about the historical and theoretical underpinnings of global health, how social determinants affect medical outcomes and health policy, the principles of international law and health economics, and the structure
of health delivery models. In the process, students will engage in topics related to social factors that impact health, including class, race, gender, and poverty. Class discussions will address contemporary global health priorities through the lens of human rights activism.
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PB HLTH 24 Freshman Seminar in Public Health 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
Seminar limited to 15 freshmen led by senior faculty on broad topics in public health such as financing health care, promoting preventive behavior, controlling major public health problems such as world hunger, AIDS, drugs, and the population explosion.

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PB HLTH 39C Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Fall 2003
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 39E Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Fall 2007
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 39G Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 39H Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 39I Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2011
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower-division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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PB HLTH 84 Sophomore Seminar 1 or 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Sophomore seminars are small interactive courses offered by faculty members in departments all across the campus. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 sophomores.

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PB HLTH 97 Field Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Supervised experience relevant to specific aspects of public health in off-campus organizations. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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PB HLTH 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015

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PB HLTH 99 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015

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PB HLTH 101 A Sustainable World: Challenges and Opportunities 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
Human activity and human numbers threaten the possibility of irreversible damage to the fragile biosphere on which all life depends. The current generation of students is the first one to face this existential problem and it may be the last one that can solve it. The goal of this course is for faculty with expertise in the many variables involved-energy consumption, food security, population growth and family planning, climate change, governance, migration, resource
consumption, etc.-to give one-hour presentations on their specific topic. Teacher Scholars supervised by a GSI will facilitate student discussion groups, who will then prepare brief statements responding to the challenge presented, and suggest ways of ameliorating the problems
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PB HLTH C102 Bacterial Pathogenesis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course for upper division and graduate students will explore the molecular and cellular basis of microbial pathogenesis. The course will focus on model microbial systems which illustrate mechanisms of pathogenesis. Most of the emphasis will be on bacterial pathogens of mammals, but there will be some discussion of viral and protozoan pathogens. There will be an emphasis on experimental approaches. The course will also include
some aspects of bacterial genetics and physiology, immune response to infection, and the cell biology of host-parasite interactions.
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PB HLTH 103 Drugs, Health, and Society 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
Introduces undergraduates to concepts basic to understanding and analyzing relationships between drugs, health, and society. Using a broad multi-disciplinary perspective, examines legal and illegal drugs and their effects on personal and community health. Prevention of drug problems at the policy, community, organization, and individual levels will be examined.

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PB HLTH 104A Health Promotion in a College Setting 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Topics include health promotion, medical self-care, and delivery of health care service. Through a combined theory and practice approach, topics are covered as they apply to the campus community. The course is divided into three sections corresponding to particular campus health field experiences in which students may be involved.

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PB HLTH 104B Health Promotion in a College Setting 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Topics include health promotion, medical self-care, and delivery of health care service. Through a combined theory and practice approach, topics are covered as they apply to the campus community. The course is divided into three sections corresponding to particular campus health field experiences in which students may be involved.

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PB HLTH 105 Policy, Planning, and Evaluation of Health Promotion in a College Setting 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009
Theory and practice of policy, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion programs in a college setting. Comparison of different methodologies (peer education, teaching, problem-posing, organizational change), content areas (stress, nutrition, alcohol and drugs, AIDS, sexuality, women's health, self-care, health services), and settings (clinical, classroom, living room, campus).

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PB HLTH 107 Violence, Social Justice, and Public Health 2 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Fall 2012
This course addresses violence as a public health issue, using an interdisciplinary public health approach to enable undergraduate students to explore and analyze violence from personal, social, community and political perspectives. Students will learn to apply public health strategies to identify causes of violence and develop practical community-based plans to prevent violence and promote safety. This
course will examine violence through the lens of the college campus, paying particular attention to the types of violence more commonly seen on, or associated with, collegiate life, and will include a term paper component.
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PB HLTH 112 Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Examination 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course examines health at the individual and community/global level by examining the interplay of many factors, including the legal, social, political, and physical environments; economic forces; access to food, safe water, sanitation, and affordable preventive/medical care; nutrition; cultural beliefs and human behaviors; and religion; among others. Students will be expected to read, understand, and use advanced
materials from diverse disciplines. Class accompanied by case-based discussions.
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PB HLTH 113 Campus/Community Health Impact Program 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2008, Fall 2007
This course looks at the issues of substance abuse, HIV prevention, and sexual health, particularly in relation to underpresented groups, including African-American, Chicano/Latino, and LGBT communities. It covers principles of public health, community engagement, social justice, and health promotion. Students have the chance to participate in community outreach and develop basic outreach and health educator skills.

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PB HLTH 116 Seminar on Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course offers an introduction to issues and perspectives related to health and medicine. Guest lecturers speak about the week’s topic, which can include a variety of topics such as public health, violence, chronic illnesses, environmental health, and health care economics. Speakers share their first-hand experiences in their fields, discuss current issues, debate ethical dilemmas, and pose and answer questions. During the weekly discussion
sections, students delve deeper into the issues, not only exploring and perhaps questioning their own thoughts and beliefs, but also learning from the experiences and perspectives of their fellow students.
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PB HLTH C117 Introduction to Global Health Disparities Research 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is designed to prepare trainees in the UC Berkeley "Minority Health/Global Health" (MH/GH) program to conduct a ten-week infectious disease research project in a disease-endemic country. The course provides a background in neglected tropical disease research, international research ethics, and the conduct of health research in low-resource settings.

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PB HLTH 118 Nutrition in Developing Countries 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
We will focus on low- and middle-income countries because they experience the greatest burden of malnutrition, and because they face a unique context of limited financial and government resources. In this course, we will discuss the effects of nutrition throughout the lifecycle in pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adulthood. We will focus on nutrition broadly including issues of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies
, and obesity. We will also analyze and evaluate actions taken to ameliorate the major nutritional problems facing vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries.
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PB HLTH 126 Health Economics and Public Policy 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
This course focuses on a selected set of the major health policy issues and uses economics to uncover and better understand the issues. The course examines the scope for government intervention in health markets.

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PB HLTH 129 The Aging Human Brain 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017
The course will survey the field of the human brain, with introductory lectures on the concepts of aging, and brief surveys of normal neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuropsychology as well as methods such as imaging, epidemiology, and pathology. The neurobiological changes associated with aging will be covered from the same perspectives: neuropsychology, anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. Major neurological diseases of aging including Alzheimer's
and Parkinson's disease will be covered, as will compensatory mechanisms, neuroendocrine changes with aging, depression and aging, epidemiology of aging, and risk factors for decline.
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PB HLTH C129 The Aging Human Brain 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
The course will survey the field of the human brain, with introductory lectures on the concepts of aging, and brief surveys of normal neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuropsychology as well as methods such as imaging, epidemiology, and pathology. The neurobiological changes associated with aging will be covered from the same perspectives: neuropsychology, anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. Major neurological diseases of aging
including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease will be covered, as will compensatory mechanisms, neuroendocrine changes with aging, depression and aging, epidemiology of aging, and risk factors for decline.
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PB HLTH 130 Advanced Health Policy 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 1997
This course will give you the opportunity to build upon your understanding of the organization, financing and current policy issues of the US health care delivery system obtained in PH 150D. In this course you will become engaged health policy analysts, applying policy making tools (e.g., policy memos/briefs, legislative analysis, regulatory comments, media advocacy, public testimony) to actual health issues and problems. Through individual and group
work, you will draw upon both verbal and written communication skills to effectuate health policy change.
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PB HLTH 140 Introduction to Risk and Demographic Statistics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
Statistical and evaluation methods in studies of human mortality, morbidity, and natality. History of statistical terminology and notation, critical appraisal of registry and census data, measurement of risk and introduction to life tables. Computational systems and the analysis of mass data.

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PB HLTH 141 Introduction to Biostatistics 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
An intensive introductory course in statistical methods used in applied research. Emphasis on principles of statistical reasoning, underlying assumptions, and careful interpretation of results. Topics covered: descriptive statistics, graphical displays of data, introduction to probability, expectations and variance of ramdom variables, confidence intervals and tests for means, differences
of means, proportions, differences of proportions, chi-square tests for categorical variables, regression and multiple regression, an introduction to analysis of variance. Statistical software will be used to supplement hand calculation. Students who successfully complete Public Health 141 are prepared to continue their biostatistics course work in 200-level courses. With the approval of their degree program, MPH students may use Public Health 141 to fulfill the biostatistics course requirement (contact program manager for approval). Public Health 141 also fulfills the biostatistics course requirement for the Public Health Undergraduate Major.
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PB HLTH 142 Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Biology and Public Health 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square, correlation and regression with biomedical applications.

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PB HLTH 142AB Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Public Health and Biology 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1996 10 Week Session
This course will provide an intense, fast-paced presentation of material contained in 142A-142B, which are offered during the regular academic year. Topics from 142A include descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square, correlation and regression with biomedical applications. The following topics from 142B will also be covered: analysis of variance, multiple regression
, and nonparametric statistics.
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PB HLTH W142 Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Biology and Public Health 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square, correlation, and regression with biomedical applications.

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PB HLTH 144A Introduction to SAS Programming 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the SAS programming language for Windows in an applied, workshop environment. Emphasis is on data management and programming in a public health research setting. Topics include SAS language to compute, recode, label, and format variables as well as sort, subset, concatenate, and merge data sets. SAS statistical procedures will be used to compute univariate and bivariate summary statistics
and tests, simple linear models,graphical plots, and statistical output data sets.
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PB HLTH 144B Intermediate SAS Programming 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Topics include data step flow control, looping and automated processing, implicit and explicit arrays, data simulation strategies, data set reconfiguration, use of SAS Macro variables, and writing simple SAS Macro programs.

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PB HLTH 145 Statistical Analysis of Continuous Outcome Data 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Regression models for continuous outcome data: least squares estimates and their properties, interpreting coefficients, prediction, comparing models, checking model assumptions, transformations, outliers, and influential points. Categorical explanatory variables: interaction and analysis of covariance, correlation and partial correlation. Appropriate graphical methods and statistical computing. Analysis of variance for one- and two-factor models:
F tests, assumption checking, multiple comparisons. Random effects models and variance components. Introduction to repeated measures models.
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PB HLTH 147 Global Perspective on Vision 2 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
There are four facets to the course. 1) Core knowledge of the epidemiology of the major causes of vision loss globally 2) The role of ophthalmology and surgical interventions in global health 3) novel teaching methods in group dynamics, public speaking, video making, physician shadowing, surgery observation and leadership opportunities 4) Hands on public health work with an intervention, such as vision screening for the homeless. A multidisciplinary approach will
be employed to study what interventions are taking place to alleviate the burden of ophthalmic disease.
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PB HLTH 150A Introduction to Epidemiology and Human Disease 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course introduces epidemiological methods with the goal of teaching students to read critically and interpret published epidemiologic studies in humans. The course also exposes students to the epidemiology of diseases and conditions of current public health importance in the United States and internationally.

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PB HLTH 150B Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
The course will present the major human and natural activities that lead to release of hazardous materials into the environment as well as the causal links between chemical, physical, and biological hazards in the environment and their impact on human health. The basic principles of toxicology will be presented including dose-response relationships, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of chemicals. The overall
role of environmental risks in the pattern of human disease, both nationally and internationally, will be covered. The engineering and policy strategies, including risk assessment, used to evaluate and control these risks will be introduced.
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PB HLTH 150D Introduction to Health Policy and Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course is intended to introduce students to health policy making and health care organizations in the United States. Students will be introduced to concepts from public policy, economics, organizational behavior, and political science. Students will also be introduced to current issues in U.S. health policy and the present organization of the U.S. health care system.

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PB HLTH 150E Introduction to Community Health and Human Development 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will consist of a survey of the major social, cultural, and bio-behavioral patterns of health and well-being among individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities. The course also will address the design, implementation, and evaluation of leading social and behavioral interventions and social policies designed to improve community and population health. This course will satisfy one of the core requirements for the undergraduate
major in public health.
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PB HLTH C155 Sociology of Health and Medicine 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016
This course covers several topics, including distributive justice in health care, the organization and politics of the health system, the correlates of health (by race, sex, class, income), pandemics (e.g., AIDS, Avian Flu and other influenzas, etc.), and the experience of illness and interactions with doctors and the medical system.

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PB HLTH C160 Environmental Health and Development 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The health effects of environmental alterations caused by development programs and other human activities in both developing and developed areas. Case studies will contextualize methodological information and incorporate a global perspective on environmentally mediated diseases in diverse populations. Topics include water management; population change; toxics; energy development; air pollution; climate
change; chemical use, etc.
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PB HLTH 162A Public Health Microbiology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
Introduction to properties of microorganisms; their relationships with humans in causing infectious diseases and in maintaining health. With 162L, satisfies most requirements for a laboratory course in microbiology. May be taken without 162L.

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PB HLTH 162L Public Health Microbiology Laboratory 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Laboratory to accompany 162A.

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PB HLTH 170B Toxicology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Fall 1999
Introduction to toxicology covering basic principles, dose-response, toxicity testing, chemical metabolism, mechanisms of toxicity, carcinogensis, interpretation of toxicological data for risk assessment, and target organ toxicity.

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PB HLTH 170C Drinking Water and Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The course covers monitoring, control and regulatory policy of microbial, chemical and radiological drinking water contaminants. Additional subjects include history and iconography of safe water, communicating risks to water consumers and a bottled water versus tap water taste test as part of the discussion on aesthetic water quality parameters. A field trip to a local water treatment plant in included.

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PB HLTH 180 The Evolution of Human Sexuality 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
This course is built around an evolutionary perspective of the basis of human mating behavior and explores a variety of topics in human sexualtiy with the goal of helping us to understand ourselves and to understand and accept the behavior of others. The course takes examples from art, sociology, anatomy, anthropology, physiology, contemporary politics, and history to explore the richness of human sexual behavior and reproduction and the interaction
between our biology and our culture.
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PB HLTH 181 Poverty and Population 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Globally one million more births than deaths occur every 112 hours, 90% in the poorest countries. Between 1960 and 1980, considerable attention was focused on rapid population growth. Afterwards, the attention has faded and investment in family planning evaporated. Family size among some of the poorest women is increasing. This course seeks to provide an understanding of the relationships between population growth, poverty, women's autonomy, and
health. It explores the political "fashions" underlying changing paradigms among demographers, and economists, and development specialists.
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PB HLTH 183 The History of Medicine, Public Health, and the Allied Health Sciences 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013
This course will examine the historical developments of social and scientific responses to human disease from their beginnings to their current roles as major forces in modern society. It will consider the evolution of diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of human morbidity and death from both a humanistic and scientific perspective. It invites pre-medical, pre-dental, and other students preparing for careers in public health, nursing, optometry
, or the other health sciences, students interested in public policy and health-related law, and students of history or the other humanities who wish an overview of medicine and health from a broad historical perspective.
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PB HLTH H195A Special Study for Honors Candidates in Public Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Regular individual meetings with a faculty advisor culminating in a thesis at completion of H195B. H195A will concentrate primarily on researching a topic in public health. H195B will concentrate on development and writing up results in the form of a thesis. Students must enroll for both semesters of the sequence.

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PB HLTH H195B Special Study for Honors Candidates in Public Health 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Regular individual meetings with a faculty advisor culminating in a thesis at completion of H195B. H195A will concentrate primarily on researching a topic in public health. H195B will concentrate on development and writing up results in the form of a thesis. Students must enroll for both semesters of the sequence.

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PB HLTH 196 Special Topics in Public Health 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Special topics in various fields of Public Health. Topics covered will vary from semester to semester and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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PB HLTH 197 Field Study in Public Health 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Supervised experience relevant to specific aspects of public health in off-campus organizations. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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PB HLTH 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016

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PB HLTH 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
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Faculty and Instructors

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Faculty

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.
Research Profile

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.
Research Profile

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.
Research Profile

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 & 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 & 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 & 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.
Research Profile

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.
Research Profile

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, Alzheimer'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.
Research Profile

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.

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.
Research Profile

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.
Research Profile

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.
Research Profile

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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Stephen Rappaport, Professor.

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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Martyn T. Smith, Professor. Cancer, genomics, toxicology, molecular epidemiology, exposome.
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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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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, children's health in child care, parenting education, health education for low literacy populations, health disparities.
Research Profile

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.
Research Profile

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.
Research Profile

Sarah Zemore, Associate Adjunct Professor.

Luoping Zhang, Adjunct Professor.

Affiliated Faculty

Sangwei Lu, Associate Adjunct Professor. Pathogenesis and stress response of Salmonella serovars; foodborne diseases.
Research Profile

Lecturers

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 Emerita. Nutrient status, disease relationships, dietary methods, oxidation and antioxidants.
Research Profile

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 Emerita. Public health, health and social behavior, community health education.
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Patricia Morgan, Professor Emerita. 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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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.

Contact Information

School of Public Health

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Phone: 510-643-8451

Fax: 510-643-5056

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School Dean

Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD

417 University Hall

Phone: 510-643-8451

ph_dean@berkeley.edu

Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Joan R. Bloom, PhD

247E University Hall

Phone: 510-642-4458

jbloom@berkeley.edu

Assistant Dean, Student Services

Shederick McClendon, MPH

417H University Hall

Phone: 510-643-9654

samcclendon@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Adviser

Candice Moses

461B University Hall (Enter via suite 417)

Phone: 510-643-0874

sphug@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Adviser

Amy Lou

461 University Hall (Enter via suite 417)

Phone: 510-643-0874

sphug@berkeley.edu

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