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Evaluating the Los Angeles Initiative to Address Violent Extemism



Community Resilience

What can public health do to promote community resilience?


How can public health work with land management agencies after a wildfire to foster community recovery? CPHD studied household recovery in the five towns surrounding Arizona’s Wallow Fire.

Cellphone Alerts

How do wireless emergency alerts (WEA) evoke emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physiolgical responses in an indvidual? Why is this important?

Heat Waves

Who is dying from extreme heat events in Los Angeles, in which seasons, and how will this change as the climate warms?

What can public health and city design do to reduce deaths and hospitalizations from heat waves?

Our Mission

The Center for Public Health and Disasters promotes efforts to improve community resilience and to reduce the health impacts of disasters and global climate change.

Established in 1997, the center is based in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Center faculty and staff have diverse backgrounds in:

  • Community Health
  • Health Services
  • Internal Medicine
  • Health and Risk Communication
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Infectious Disease
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Environmental Health
  • Engineering
  • International Health
  • Epidemiology 
  • Informatics

News & Highlights

Posted on September 28, 2016

Wireless Emergency Alerts - Dr. Deborah Glik cited in a news article on the recent New York Sept 19, 2016...

Posted on April 4, 2016

Top public health and safety officials gathered at the UCLA James West Alumni Center on ...

Posted on February 22, 2016

CPHD researchers along with partners from RAND received an award through ASPPH/CDC for the Translation, Dissemination and Implementation of Public Health Preparedness and Response Research and...