Public Health News & Events

Physicians for a National Health Program - Single Payer Health Insurance: 

Health Policy Lecture by Dr. Jeff Gee.  Open to All TUC Community Members. Monday, 9/17 Lander Hall Auditorium, 12 pm - 1 pm

Jeff Gee, MD is a primary care physician who attended UCSF Medical School and the San Francisco General Family Medicine residency program. He has practiced in Daly City and San Francisco (currently in the Mission district) for 35 years. A member of Physicians for a National Health Program, he has been actively organizing for single payer Medicare for All since 2012.

 Violence Prevention Symposium: Building Safe Schools & Communities - Sunday, 10/14 (TUC Campus/Lander Hall)

Sponsored by La Clinica & The Eric Reyes Foundation in partnership with Touro University California College of Education & Health Sciences. For additional information contact: Dr. Lisa Norton ( & Dr. Annette Aalborg (

 Announcing the Annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series 2018: IMMIGRATION & PUBLIC HEALTH

An innovative collection of lectures and panel discussions from experts in the field, this year's series focuses on the public health impacts of migration, immigration and anti-immigration policies on individuals, families and communities. 

Monday, 10/15: Immigration & Health Care Overview - Seth Holmes, PhD, MD

Dr. Holmes is an Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health at the University of California Berkeley and the founding co-chair of the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine.  Dr. Holmes is the author of the ground-breaking book Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. Reception & book signing immediately following lecture.

Lectures are free & open to the public. Registration required at this link.

For more information about lectures in the series click here.

 Public Health Fellowships for 2018-19 New Students!

  Application Deadline: September 14, 2018.  Click here to learn more.

The Social Justice in Public Health Fellowships will be awarded to new students enrolled in the TUC MPH Program.  Three $1,500 awards will be granted to three entering students in the 2018-19 academic year.  One student will be selected from each of the following programs:

  • Independent MPH
  • Joint PA/MPH
  • Dual Degree (DO or PharmD)

 The purpose of the Social Justice in Public Health award is to recognize students who demonstrate a deep commitment to building leadership and advocacy skills toward the promotion of health among vulnerable populations.  As part of this fellowship, students will also become part of a social justice student leadership team that will actively participate in furthering the social justice mission of the Public Health Program.





Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy

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Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the CBPR Partnership Academy is a multi-faceted training and mentoring program designed for community-academic partnerships that demonstrated commitment and leadership in engaging in a CBPR approach to eliminate health inequities in their communities. Learn More. 





Professor Sarah Sullivan awarded Fulbright Grant Award!!


Professor Sarah Sullivan, Associate Professor, has been awarded  a Fulbright grant award to support her research ethics work in three universities in Bolivia.  She will be collaborating with the Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca (USFX), Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS) and Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (UAGRM) for several months each year over a period of three years. 

The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Funding for this award will support Professor Sullivan’s efforts in teaching research and research ethics classes related to the Responsible Conduct of Research, including topics on authorship, conflicts of interest, data management, plagiarism and research misconduct.