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2022 Touro Public Health Program Hero Awards

In conjunction with National Public Health Week, the Public Health Hero Awards were established in 2007 to honor students, alumni, faculty, and community members who demonstrate outstanding leadership on public health issues, community service and public health research. We recognize these individuals for activities which support the TUC Public Health Program’s vision for reducing health inequities and improving the health conditions of underserved communities.  

In keeping with the American Public Health Association’s theme for 2022 National Public Health Week “Public Health is Where You Are”, please join the Public Health Program in honoring those who are helping to make our communities healthy places to live.

2022 Touro University Public Health Program Hero Awards

Congrats to Angela Upshaw, a graduate of the TUC Public Health Program, on her new role as Director of Programs at the Berkeley Food and Housing Project!

Congrats Angela

Congrats to Catalina Jarero, MPH class of 2022
Catalina was awarded the CA Department of Public Health's California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) Fellowship (  She will start her fellowship work this summer at the El Dorado County Department of Public Health. 

Congrats Catalina

Our Fall 2021 Social Justice in Public Health Speakers Series focused on the complex intersections between the COVID-19 pandemic, structural racism, and inequities in mental health.

Social Justice in Public Health


Congratulations Katherine Ku, DO/MPH Class of 2022, on receiving the 2021 United States Excellence in Public Health Award!

Katherine KU 2021 US PH Service Award

Ms. Ku is also TUC's first student Fulbright Scholar.  Read more about her focus on closing gaps in care in rural Ethiopia at TUC's The Record.


Marganick Bien-Aime, Joint MSPAS/MPH Class of 2022, Named Schweitzer Fellow

Ms. Bien-Aime will focus on developing a meditation-based curriculum centered around stressors of racism and sexism that black women face.  Read more at TUC's The Record.

COVID-19 Vaccine:  An Open Letter to Our California University Communities

Deans, directors, and chairs at schools and programs of public health in public and private California universities share this open letter urging members of the California university community to take an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available.

* The information contained in this letter is the opinion of the Touro University California Public Health Program and does not constitute medical advice.  Please contact your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns.

PH Solidarity Statement

Public Health Research

Public Health Program faculty, students and alumni make significant contributions to research in recent national and international forums.  Learn more!