Dr. Anne Rimoin Named to new Gordon–Levin Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Dr. Anne Rimoin, an internationally recognized expert on emerging infections, global health, infectious disease surveillance systems and vaccinations who has been engaged in pandemic preparedness and response work for more than two decades, has been appointed to the newly established Gordon–Levin Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

UCLA: Global Study Finds Critical Gaps in Workplace Protections

A sweeping study of 193 countries by the UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center reveals critical gaps in legal protections against discrimination on the job.
Nearly one in four countries continue to have no legal protection from discrimination at work based on race and ethnicity, according to the study, just published in the journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Study finds overwhelming support for smoke-free policies among Los Angeles tenants, landlords

Half of apartment dwellers in Los Angeles report having been exposed to unwanted secondhand smoke in their homes in the last year, and 9 in 10 of them say they favor policies banning smoking from their buildings, a new study by researchers at the Fielding School of Public Health’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reveals.

FIELDING FOCUS | Public Health in a Pandemic: COVID-19 & Wellness and Healthy Living

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has launched FIELDING FOCUS, a webinar discussion series that has begun with weekly curated conversations addressing public health and COVID-19. In past sessions, we have explored the impact that the current pandemic is having on health care management (April 28) and vulnerable populations (May 5); in this upcoming (May 12) session, on wellness and healthy living. Additional sessions are in the planning stages.

Paid Sick Leave a Crucial Weapon During COVID-19 Era and Beyond, UCLA Study Finds

Note: Embargoed until 8 a.m. PDT Monday, May 11, 2020.
Paid Sick Leave a Crucial Weapon During COVID-19 Era and Beyond, UCLA Study Finds. A UCLA analysis of policies in 193 countries shows that gaps in coverage for ill workers put nations’ health and economic security at risk. The research is to be published May 11 in in the journal Global Public Health.

FIELDING FOCUS | Public Health in a Pandemic: COVID-19 & Vulnerable Populations

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has launched FIELDING FOCUS, a webinar discussion series that has begun with weekly curated conversations addressing public health and COVID-19. During upcoming sessions, we will explore the impact that the current pandemic is having on vulnerable populations (May 5) and on wellness and healthy living (May 12). Additional sessions are in the planning stages.