Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

...Where Public Health is our primary focus.

Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego

Improving Public Health through preventive, behavioral, epidemiologic and clinical research, education and clinical care.

Public Health News

  • Andrea LaCroix, PhDJournal supplement focuses on aging in women Veterans - Findings based on long-term Women’s Health Initiative. Andrea LaCroix, PhD, Professor and Chief of Epidemiology and a senior Investigator at the WHI Clinical Coordinating Center, and Dr. Gayle Reiber, a senior career scientist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System worked with 60 VA and non-VA researchers to compare health and mortality between Veterans and non-Veterans in the sample.   
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    Alan Shahtaji, DO CAQSMAlan Shahtaji, DO CAQSM , received the 2015 Academy of Clinician Scholars Kaiser Permanente Professional Development Award for the project proposal entitled "UC San Diego Sports Concussion Clinic: Developing a Regional Center of Excellence." Dr. Shahtaji is a practicing osteopathic physician and HS Assistant Adjunct Professor in the FMPH Division of Family Medicine.
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    Cheryl A. M. Anderson, PhDWhat’s For Dinner?  San Diego Experts Examine New USDA Dietary Guidelines. Cheryl A. M. Anderson, PhD, an Associate Professor in the FMPH Division of Preventive Medicine, who also sat on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, and Sonia Tucker, quality improvement director for La Maestra Community Health Centers discussed the new guidelines on KPBS Midday Edition. Follow this link for the entire interview. Based on the guidelines, what should be on the average San Diegan's plate at breakfast, lunch and dinner? How will following the USDA guidelines impact health? You can also see more detailed information about the Dietary Guidelines and Dr. Anderson’s role in the initial review by clicking here.


    Camille Nebeker, MSCamille Nebeker, EdD, MS, UC San Diego Launches CORE Project to Foster Ethical Research Using Personal Health Data

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  • Kudos to the following Department faculty who were rated among San Diego County’s Top Docs by San Diego Magazine’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence survey:

    Suraj Arthur Achar, MD
    David Bazzo, MD
    Ellen Beck, MD
    Lori Daniels, MD
    Linda Hill, MD, MPH
    William A. Norcross, MD
    Kevin Patrick, MD
    Daniel Slater, MD
    Kenneth Taylor, MD

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