To build healthy futures for all populations by preparing research, management and policy leaders focused on increasing the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of health services for both personal as well as population health.
“You could see the effects of poverty and other social forces on their life trajectory, and the importance of prevention. It just seemed logical that if I wanted to really make a difference at a broad level, I should go in the direction of public health.” - Dr. Jonathan Fielding
Dr. Thomas Rice, professor of health policy and management and the Dean’s Distinguished Scholar for 2012, delivered the 38th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture on “Risk & Responsibility: Challenges Facing Consumers & Government in the Health Information Age”.
Health Policy and Management researchers develop new ideas, theories and practices that contribute to improving the population's health and the personal health of individuals.
Dr. Linda Rosenstock, dean emeritus and professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health was presented the 2012 David Rall Medal, which is given to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) member who has demonstrated particularly distinguished leadership as chair of a study committee or other such activity, showing commitment above and beyond the usual responsibilities of the position.
Ninez Ponce, who was named principal investigator of the California Health Interview Survey earlier this year, is highlighted in the most recent issue of the Fielding School of Public Health Magazine. For the first CHIS survey in 2001, she led efforts on the measurement of race/ethnicity, acculturation, physician-patient communication, and discrimination and today continues to advocate on behalf of hard-to-reach racial and ethnic groups.
Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a $20 million federal grant to further their innovative efforts to curb obesity, a global pandemic that has reached the level of a national crisis in the United States. The UCLA project will be led by Dr. Antronette Yancey and Dr. Roshan Bastani, professors of health policy and management at the Fielding School and co-directors of the school's UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity.
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