Global and Community Health
The study of food systems, working toward an action-oriented and politically-engaged transformation of those systems.
The Anthropocene is used to describe our era in which humans have transformed earth systems in ways that change the basic conditions for healthy living.
Big Data & Genomics
DNA sequencing is powering revolutions in disease research, diagnosis and treatment.
Cancer & NCD Genomics
Cancer is a leading cause of death world wide, our faculty study its causes and treatments.
Child & Youth Health
Studies impacts on children's physical, social, and emotional well-being, and ways to mitigate structural failures behind the impacts.
Community gardens are spaces that cultivate a variety of plants and that support communal goals like youth education or food security.
UCSC researchers are seeking drugs and natural products to combat infectious diseases hat cause profound mortality and morbidity worldwide.
Studies communities' links to the environment, environmental determinants of health, and the disproportionate impact of environmental threats.
Understanding mechanisms of epigenetic regulation and environmental factors that modulate them have important implications in global health.
Our gut microbiome profoundly influences our health, and studying it can provide insight into community and environmental health.
Health & Welfare Policies
Studies health policy across the world, including how policies shift over time and how policies can exclude people.
Immunology & Vaccines
Vaccines play a critical role in global health. Faculty are interested in their development and usage.
Indigenous and Traditional Healing
Indigenous and Traditional Healing are diverse and global, and emphasize relational understandings of health.
Infectious disease is a major health threat, with the burden falling most on countries in the bottom half of the global income distribution.
Mental health is a critical foundation for overall health. Faculty study access to food, housing, medical care, citizenship, and COVID-19.
Migration & Health
Faculty study the health vulnerabilities of migrant communities, intersectional causes, and responses in California and globally.
UCSC neuroscientists study how the nervous system interacts with the environment and adapts to experiences.
UCSC researchers understand that racial and health justice are inseparable, conducting studies aimed to promote robust changes in public policy and health care delivery.
Studies knowledge production, scientific practice, and therapeutics in social and cultural context.
Stigma and discrimination have impacts across the health care continuum, impeding access to care, treatment, and other resources.
UCSC researchers study agroecological strategies to improve soil health, biodiversity, and sustainable fresh produce.
How do exposures to environmental agents, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, radiation, etc., affect health?