UCLA School of Public Health

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UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health entrance on Young Drive South
old UCLA Fielding School of Public Health entrance
Motto Building Healthy Futures...
Established 1961[1]
Type Public
Chancellor Gene D. Block[2]
Provost Scott L. Waugh[3]
Dean Jody Heymann[4]
Academic staff 200[5]
Admin. staff 200[1]
Students 700[1]
Postgraduates 500[1]
Doctoral students 200[1]
Location Los Angeles, CA, US
34°04′00″N 118°26′37″W / 34.066792°N 118.443491°W / 34.066792; -118.443491Coordinates: 34°04′00″N 118°26′37″W / 34.066792°N 118.443491°W / 34.066792; -118.443491
Campus Urban
Tuition $16,169.50 per year (2009-10)[6]
Website http://www.ph.ucla.edu
UCLA School of Public Health logo 01.jpg

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is the graduate school of public health affiliated with UCLA, and is located within the Center for Health Sciences building on the UCLA campus. UCLA is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The UCLA School of Public Health has more than 8,000 alumni and 80 full-time faculty, with students from over 35 countries.[1]

History[edit]

UCLA began offering undergraduate instruction in public health in 1946. For the next fifteen years, public health instruction at UCLA was within a system-wide University of California public health school. In 1957, UCLA started a program that led to an advanced degree in public health. The UCLA School of Public Health was created on March 17, 1961, and Lenor S. (Steve) Goerke was named the first dean.[7] In June 1993, UCLA announced that it was planning to merge the School of Public Health into the School of Public Policy. UCLA rescinded the plan in March 1994.[8]

In 2003, the School of Public Health began awarding an undergraduate minor in public health.[9]

On February 16, 2012, the school received a $50 million gift, the largest single donation the school received since its creation in 1962. On March 22, 2012 the school was officially named the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health and the new sign on the building was unveiled. [10]

Departments and degrees[edit]

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health offers degrees in the following departments:[11]

UCLA also offers two interdepartmental degrees:[11]

The Fielding School of Public Health offers the following joint degrees with other UCLA graduate schools:[12]

  • Fielding School of Public Health/African Studies Program (MPH / MA)
  • Fielding School of Public Health/Asian American Studies Program (MPH / MA)
  • Fielding School of Public Health/Islamic Studies Program (MPH / MA)
  • Fielding School of Public Health/Latin American Studies Program (MPH / MA)
  • Fielding School of Public Health/School of Law (MPH / JD)
  • Fielding School of Public Health/School of Management (MPH / MBA)
  • Fielding School of Public Health/School of Medicine (MPH / MD)
  • Fielding School of Public Health/UCLA School of Nursing (MPH / NP)

Research centers[edit]

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health sponsors or is associated with the following research centers:[13]

  • Center for Adolescent Health Promotion
  • Center for Environmental Genomics
  • Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities
  • Center for Human Nutrition
  • Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Center for Public Health and Disasters
  • Center to Eliminate Health Disparities
  • Centers for Environmental Quality and Health
  • Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center
  • Southern California Particle Center
  • The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Center Research
  • UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Notable alumni[edit]

See list of UCLA Alumni Hall of Fame Members.

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Abdelmonem A. Afifi — Dean of School of Public Health (1985–2000)[7]
  • Roslyn Alfin-Slater — Demonstrated that cholesterol in normal diets does not raise serum cholesterol[7]
  • Lester Breslow — Dean of School of Public Health (1972–1980); Former president of the American Public Health Association[7][14]
  • †E. Richard Brown — Former president of the American Public Health Association[7]
  • Roger Detels — Dean of School of Public Health (1980–1985); Demonstrated how HIV-related immune deficiency is transmitted among homosexual men[7][15]
  • Gladys Emerson — Conducted research leading to the isolation and discovery of the nutritional value of vitamin E[7]
  • Jonathan Fielding — Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; namesake of Fielding School of Public Health; awarded the UCLA Medal on April 16, 2009 for his work as an innovator, leader and public health visionary.[7]
  • John Froines — Professor in environmental health sciences, former Director of Toxic Substances for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and member of the Chicago Seven.
  • Derrick and †Patrice Jelliffe — Led efforts to promote the benefits of breastfeeding on a global scale[7][16]
  • †Lenor Stephen (Steve) Goerke — Dean of School of Public Health — (1961–1972)[7][17]
  • Sander Greenland — Professor of epidemiology and statistics, co-author of "Modern Epidemiology", one of the most widely used textbooks of advanced epidemiology (now in 3rd edition)[18]
  • Michael Goldstein — Author of international bestseller "Alternative Health Care: Medicine, Miracle, or Mirage?"[19]
  • Jack Needleman - Professor of Health Policy and Management, and elected member of the Institute of Medicine.[20]
  • †Milton Roemer — Internationally known health systems researcher. "Roemer's law" refers to the observation that in a fully insured population, any hospital bed that is built will be filled.[7][21]
  • Ruth Roemer — Former president of the American Public Health Association[7][22]
  • Linda Rosenstock — Dean Emeritus of School of Public Health (2000–2012)[7]
  • Paul R. Torrens — Author of widely used health policy textbook[23][24]
  • Eleven current faculty are elected members of the prestigious National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine[25]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "UCLA Chancellor Gene Block". UCLA. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ "UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott L. Waugh". UCLA. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ "About the Dean". UCLA School of Public Health. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "General Information". UCLA School of Public Health. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Fees: Public Health". UCLA Registrar's Office. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "UCLA SPH Milestones". UCLA School of Public Health. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ Thomas H. Maugh II (March 18, 1994), "UCLA's School of Public Health to Remain Intact in Restructuring", Los Angeles Times, retrieved April 11, 2010 
  9. ^ "Public Health Minor". UCLA School of Public Health. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ Gorman, Anna (February 16, 2012). "UCLA School of Public Health gets $50-million gift". Los Angeles Times. 
  11. ^ a b "Departments & Degrees Overview". UCLA School of Public Health. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Concurrent & Articulated Degree Programs". UCLA School of Public Health. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Centers & Programs". UCLA School of Public Health. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  14. ^ Julie Marquis (October 13, 1997), "Dr. Lester Breslow: Mr. Public Health", Los Angeles Times, retrieved April 11, 2010 
  15. ^ Molly Hennessy-Fiske (October 16, 2009), "Town hall focuses on L.A.'s battle with HIV/AIDS", Los Angeles Times, retrieved April 11, 2010 
  16. ^ Myrna Oliver (March 21, 1992), "Derrick Jelliffe; UCLA Public Health Expert", Los Angeles Times, retrieved April 11, 2010 
  17. ^ "Lenor Stephen Goerke, Preventive Medicine; Public Health: Los Angeles", 1975, University of California: In Memoriam (University of California (System) Academic Senate, Author), July 1975 
  18. ^ Kenneth J. Rothman; Sander Greenland; Timothy L. Lash (2008). Modern Epidemiology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-0-7817-5564-1. 
  19. ^ Alternative health care: medicine, miracle, or mirage?. GoogleBooks. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  20. ^ http://hpm.ph.ucla.edu/news/dr-jack-needleman-has-been-elected-institute-medicine  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ Myrna Oliver (January 10, 2001), "Dr. Milton Roemer; Expert on Public Health Taught at UCLA", Los Angeles Times, retrieved April 11, 2010 
  22. ^ Elaine Woo (August 5, 2005), "Ruth Roemer, 89; Pioneer in Public Health Law Was Active in Tobacco, Abortion Issues", Los Angeles Times, retrieved April 11, 2010 
  23. ^ Stephen J. Williams, Paul R. Torrens (2007), Introduction to Health Services (7th ed.), Delmar Cengage Learning, ISBN 978-1-4180-1289-2 
  24. ^ Abdelmonem A. Afifi (March 25, 1997), "Honor for Torrens", Los Angeles Times, retrieved April 11, 2010 
  25. ^ "Directory". Institute of Medicine. Retrieved April 11, 2010.