Protecting People, Protecting the Planet

PUBLIC HEALTH MAGAZINE – SUMMER 2007

Hazards in the Environment
Disease-causing agents are all around us—in water and air, in our homes and workplaces, in the United States and abroad. | PDF

Mapping for Health: New Approaches to Old Challenges
Advanced mapping technology provides a tool for researchers investigating a wide range of environmental health issues, including obesity, asthma, and exposure to emissions. | PDF

Evidence Inside Our Bodies
Exposure to toxicants leaves traces in our bodies. Researchers are using this information in new ways—to understand how these exposures affect our health, and to effect change at the policy level. | PDF

Slums and Sprawl: Perspectives on the Built Environment
In developing countries, contaminated water and unsafe play areas endanger the health of the urban poor, while in the United States, overdependence on cars discourages physical activity and contributes to increased rates of obesity. | PDF

Chemistry Goes Green in California
A Berkeley public health alumnus and researcher is leading the charge to implement a safer and more environmentally sustainable chemicals policy in California. | PDF

In Rural Ecuador, Undergraduates Make a Difference
What do you do with students with big ideas? You give them money. | PDF

DEPARTMENTS

Student Spotlight
Charlotte Smith: Water Expert Broadens Her Knowledge | PDF

Alumnus Spotlight
Garrett Brown: A Champion for Workers’ Health | PDF

Dean’s Message: It’s Time to Act | PDF

Past, Present, Future
Farewell, Warren Hall | PDF
Commencement 2007: Graduates Join a Global Movement | PDF
Lindheim Award Winner Bridges Health and City Planning | PDF
Roselyn Lindheim, Architect of Healthy Environments | PDF
William Oswald: A Man Ahead of His Time | PDF

Partners in Public Health
Honor Roll | PDF

Faculty News
Faculty News and Notes | PDF
Recent Grants and Contracts | PDF

Alumni News
President’s Letter | PDF
Alumni Notes | PDF

In Memoriam | PDF