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The need for public health professionals has never been greater

The World Health Organization reports an estimated shortage of 7.2 million workers in this essential field, with that number expected to grow to 12.5 million by 2035. It is estimated that California alone will account for nearly 250,000 of that scarcity.

Learn more about how UC Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health can prepare you for rapid career growth while making an enormous difference in your community. The online format lets you take advantage of Berkeley quality while you continue working. Study alongside professionals who share your drive to make global health a part of everyday conversation. And with 98% of our students graduating, you have access to a wealth of networking opportunities and career guidance.

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Global shortage of public health professionals:

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Meet Graduate J.T. Lane

From Health Care at the Louisiana State Capitol to the Nation’s Capital

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J.T. Lane came to UC Berkeley’s On-Campus/Online MPH program as chief of Louisiana’s public health agency, where he led a large team responsible for improving the health and well-being of the state’s Louisiana’s people. After an eight-plus-year tenure working within that state’s health services—and with master’s degree in hand—Lane moved to Washington, D.C., and is now a principal at Health Management Associates (HMA). This new role is an extension of Lane’s focus to develop and implement innovative solutions to improve community health and increase efficiencies across the health system. … continue reading Meet Graduate J.T. Lane

Public Health in the News

  • Meet Graduate J.T. Lane

    J.T. Lane came to our program as chief of Louisiana’s public health agency, where he led a large team responsible for improving the health and well-being of the state’s Louisiana’s people. After an eight-plus-year tenure working within that state’s health services—and with master’s degree in hand—Lane moved to Washington, D.C., and is now a principal at Health Management Associates (HMA). This new role is an extension of Lane’s focus to develop and implement innovative solutions to improve community health and increase efficiencies across the health system. ... continue reading Meet Graduate J.T. Lane
  • The Growing Importance of Public Health Nutrition

    During the first week of April every year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW). NPHW recognizes the importance of public health and strives to highlight significant public health issues. In honor of this occasion, we’re focusing on one NPHW theme: giving… ... continue reading The Growing Importance of Public Health Nutrition
  • The Impact of the Affordable Care Act, Six Years Later

    In March of 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms aimed to improve and expand access to affordable health coverage for all Americans. In addition, the law is meant to provide consumer protections and prevent restrictive and abusive practices by health insurance companies. It is… ... continue reading The Impact of the Affordable Care Act, Six Years Later
  • The Importance of a Global “One Health” Strategy

    When we think of global health—or public health for that matter—we often focus on that which affects humans, relegating all else to the sidelines. In a response to our post, The Changing Face of Global Health, Annika Linde, D.V.M., Ph.D., posits that for global health to be truly "global," it should encompass all living beings; specifically, animals. In this guest post, Linde discusses the concept of "One Health." Read on to find out how human and animal health intersect and impact public health initiatives. ... continue reading The Importance of a Global “One Health” Strategy