Public Health News & Events

Social Justice in Public Health

Through a public health lens, this year's series focuses on the complex intersections between the COVID-19 pandemic, structural racism, and inequities in mental health.

We congratulate 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.


 Virtually celebrate our 2021 Public Health Hero Awardees!

PH Hero Award Banner 2021


Dr. Gayle Cummings:  Reflections on Black History Month

TUC celebrates Black History Month, February 2021: 

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.


 Project Cope

California exonerees are invited to participate in this brief survey to understand coping mechanisms and needs among people who were wrongfully incarcerated.  In partnership with Exonerated Nation, our research team includes exonerees Gloria Killian and Zavion Johnson and faculty from the Touro University California Public Health Program.Meet the Team!Click here to print, post, distribute a flyer 

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!    

TUC Public Health's MPH Program selected as a Top Pick for the Best MPH Programs with No Entrance Exams 2019-2020!

TUC Public Health faculty made a splash at the 5th Annual Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference held October 21-23, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Presentations focused on findings from the California Exoneree Health and Well Being Study and needs assessment findings to support the new MPH Health Equity and Criminal Justice concentration.  Click here for details.

Dr. Carinne Brody and team recently published a systematic review on the impact of combination HIV programs on empowerment in BMJ Global Health:

Do combination HIV prevention programmes result in increased empowerment, inclusion and agency to demand equal rights for marginalised populations in low-income and middle income countries?  A systematic review:

Public Health Professors Carinne Brody and Sarah Sullivan have been selected as guest editors for an upcoming issue of the innovative mHealth Journal! 

Focused Issue:  Digital Interventions for Heard-to-reach Populations

This issue will examine how digital health interventions, such as telemedicine, email, social media, mobile phone apps and even wearable devices, are helping improve the health of hard-to-reach populations including those living in poverty or rural areas, those who wish not to be found because of social stigma or fear of legal authorities or those who are disadvantaged because they are illiterate or disabled.