A professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, he also was associate director of the Center for Health Policy Research for 25 years.
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A new report predicts growing numbers of apprehensive Latino immigrant parents in California will disenroll kids from public health programs.
UCLA sociologist Patrick Heuveline reports on the dramatic impact in the U.S. and other nations.
Research brief: A UCLA team has demonstrated that altering a key molecule used in the therapy yields superior and longer-lasting results in mouse models.
Overweight children participating in the intervention were 70% less likely to have detectable cancer cells after one month of treatment.
The project is the first to use the Nobel prize–winning technology to directly correct sickle mutation in blood stem cells.
Dr. Elizabeth Barnert’s research into El Salvador’s “disappeared” children points to a role for genetics in reunification.
Both vaccinated and non-vaccinated personnel will be tested to gauge how well the vaccines prevent infections and lessen their impact when they do occur.
UCLA Professor David Shorter’s Archive of Healing is one of the largest databases of medicinal folklore from around the world.
Only 1 in 10 people diagnosed with this aggressive disease live beyond five years, and most current therapies have been unsuccessful in treating it.
Third vaccine OK’d for emergency use is safe, highly effective.
Professors Robert Damoiseaux and Vaithilingaraja Arumugaswami led a collaboration among scientists from the U.S. and Germany.
The study, conducted in mice, opens a path for exploring treatments that combine epigenetic approaches with therapies that use the body’s natural immune response.
Study finds bilingual infants become interested in speech at the same age as those learning only one language.
The discussion also included how campus would expand in-person operations as vaccinations increase and infections decline.
Amid COVID, potentially avoidable hospitalizations for other conditions fell far more for whites than Blacks
A UCLA study suggests that a lack of access to proper outpatient care among Black patients exacerbated existing racial health disparities.
The advance could be a step toward the development of treatments for muscle loss or damage due to injury, age or disease.
Research brief: The study authors suggest that women focus more on improving their muscle mass than losing weight as a preventive measure.
Leading the research for UCLA are Istvan Mody, Varghese John and S. Thomas Carmichael.
The messages kids glean from TV can influence their attitudes and behaviors as they grow into their teenage years and beyond, UCLA psychologists say.
Rare reunion brightens health care workers’ spirits after year of pandemic darkness.
Zhan, who is an expert on health equity for the vulnerable, will start Aug. 1. She succeeds Linda Sarna.
The NIH-funded project aims to prevent infection among high-risk transgender women who face barriers to in-person interventions.
TranslateCovid.org delivers accurate information to communities often facing increased vulnerabilities because of a lack of access to official public health news in a language other than English.
Black men face near-daily discrimination despite financial and educational success. “It takes a toll on your physical and mental health,” researchers say.