About

PUBLIC HEALTH PH.D.


The Public Health program at UC Merced offers a multidisciplinary course of study that provides learners the skills and training they need to address pressing public health problems.


Our faculty have expertise in conducting multidisciplinary community-based public health research on issues pertinent to the diverse populations of the San Joaquin Valley, including:


  • Air Pollution
  • Asthma
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cancer
  • Chronic and Infectious Disease Prevention
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Policy
  • Mental Health
  • Maternal, Child and Perinatal Health
  • Latino Health
  • Vector Ecology

research areas


Students receive training in diverse research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches to understanding public health problems and community-engaged research approaches for developing and evaluating effective interventions and services. They apply these skills to research projects in:

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Communication
  • Intervention Development
  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Social Determinants of Health

PUBLIC HEALTH at uc merced

Students who study Public Health at UC Merced, the primary research university in the San Joaquin Valley, are uniquely positioned to broaden their understanding of the health needs of California’s diverse populations.


Our doctoral program in Public Health offers emphases in:

  • PREVENTION SCIENCES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
  • HEALTH SERVICES

FUNDING SUPPORT


Each admitted doctoral student receives a competitive stipend, and students in good standing are eligible for year-round financial support, including payment of fees and tuition. Students are typically supported by teaching and research assistantships, which can be supplemented by fellowships, awards and other forms of financial assistance.

GRADUATE STUDIES | PUBLIC HEALTH