Department Highlights


New Covid-19 Strains: What We Know

Rolling Stone interviewed Dr. Karin Michels, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, about the best response to new strains of COVID-19.


Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution

UCLA Health Equity 

Epidemiology Doctoral students, Allie Rosen and Anna Brachter volunteered in an effort organized by Dpt of Epi PhD graduate Dr. Chelsea Shover (now UCLA faculty) to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Los Angeles County. She said “They’ve both been totally above and beyond… Allie has been working with St. John’s and Annie B with the homeless." Pictured with other volunteers and a key player as Head of Epidemiology and Data Unit for COVID-19 Response since January is another Dept of Epi PhD Graduate Dr. M. Claire Dillavou Jarashow, Director, Vaccine Preventable Disease Control and Chief, Epidemiology and Data, Acute Communicable Disease Control, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

UCLA-led research proposes strategies to control pandemic with fewer restrictions on the economy

An international team led by Dr. Akihiro Nishi, a UCLA assistant professor of epidemiology, has developed and tested two strategies for sustaining economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.