Department of Public Health Sciences - UC Davis School of Medicine
Department Chair: Brad Pollock, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Department of Public Health Sciences
One Shields Avenue, Medical Sciences 1-C
University of California, Davis
Davis, California 95616-8638
(530) 752-2793: PHS Department
(530) 754-9417: Chair's Office
(530) 752-3239: FAX
Public Health Sciences - Research, Education, and Service
The Department of Public Health Sciences is a major research, teaching and service unit with programs in a wide range of areas relevant to population health and disease prevention. The Department is dedicated to the improvement of human health through education, research, partnerships with organizations and communities, and the dissemination and translation of knowledge locally and globally. The department is also the UC Davis home to the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, a state-funded multi-campus research and education program.
Public Health Sciences Research
Faculty are actively involved in team-based and interdisciplinary research throughout the School of Medicine and across campus, and provide core support to other researchers through the Cancer Center, Clinical and Translational Science Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. Our research interest cover epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, biostatistics, health policy, health economics, and informatics.
Faculty are nationally competitive with research support from funding sources that include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), state agencies such as the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and organizations from the private and public sector. Through investigation of cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, neurodevelopment disorders such as autism, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and injuries, our faculty translate new research findings into novel treatments, prevention and improve education. Current projects are focused on women’s health, children’s health, traumatic injuries in military veterans, nutrition, health disparities, access to care, mobile health technologies, environmental exposures, and worksite health interventions.
Public Health Education Programs
The UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences provides innovative education programs at all levels, including the Undergraduate Minor in Public Health, Masters in Public Health, Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences, Masters in Health Informatics and Master of Advanced Study in Clinical Research. Department faculty also teach courses in occupational and environmental health, community and preventive medicine, toxicology and international and global health.
Public Health Sciences Service
Our Medical Surveillance Program serves California workers by delivering comprehensive preventive health medical screenings to increase their health, safety, and well-being. They provide expert and meticulous patient care while striving to be responsive and adaptive to the needs of their clients. The intent of medical surveillance is to detect and remove health hazards from the work environment before injury can occur. They tailor their services to each employer by reviewing scope of employee work and indentifying areas of concern to maintain employee health and comply with Cal-OSHA regulations.