75 Years of Light.

Berkeley Public Health has been defending health as a human right in our local and global communities for 75 years and counting. Together we’ll take on the next 75 years of public health challenges.

Our Stories

Since 1943, the School of Public Health has been home to unconventional, curious, and bold minds who have collectively led change in California and around the world.

Read about the public health pioneers of the past, present, and future and how they’ve shaped our values of Health as a Right, Strength through Diversity, Think Forward, and Impact First.

Think Forward

The School of Public Health celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2018 with a party in the new home of the School—Berkeley Way West.

Think Forward

JMP: Training doctors the Berkeley way

Our Community

Jessica Watterson MPH ’11, PhD student in Health Policy

Our Community

An interview with Terry Bayer MPH ’75

Our History


Governor Earl Warren approves Assembly Bill 515, which appropriates $87,000 in state funds to the Regents of the University of California to establish and maintain the School of Public Health.


Chancellor Clark Kerr dedicates the newly constructed Earl Warren Hall, home of the School of Public Health for more than 50 years.


The San Francisco Men's Health Study, a seminal epidemiological study into the transmission and risk factors of HIV/AIDS, is launched by Dr. Warren Winkelstein Jr.


Professor Kirk R. Smith shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore and coauthors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming.


The School of Public Health moves into a new home, Berkeley Way West. The building also houses the Graduate School of Education and the Department of Psychology.

Our Community