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Laboratory breakthroughs contribute to the excellence of health research at Berkeley


Berkeley is a leader in health research across a variety of disciplines and fields. Whether it is through breakthroughs in the laboratory, translational impacts in communities, or informing policy, Berkeley researchers are at the forefront. The multidisciplinary approach to health research at Berkeley is rooted in strong collaborations across departments and with researchers in clinical and community settings in the Bay Area, across California, and around the world. Berkeley’s strengths in data science, engineering, genomics, drug development, public health and policy help solve some of the most pressing health concerns of today.  


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Berkeley Stem Cell Center

Supports research and teaching in stem cell biology, engineering, and medicine at UC Berkeley and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
Berkeley Stem Cell Center
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Berkeley Superfund Research Program

Through a multidisciplinary approach, seeks to understand the adverse effects of, and remediate, hazardous substances in the environment.
Berkeley Superfund Research Program
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California Health Benefits Review Program

Responds to requests from the State Legislature to provide independent analysis of the medical, financial, and public health impacts of proposed health insurance benefit mandates and repeals.
CA Health Benefits Review Program
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Utilizing quantitative tools integral to physics, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics, researchers explore how biological systems work, from atoms and molecules to cells, organs, and entire organisms.
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Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health

Researching and highlighting key aspects of environmental health risks, especially as they impact pregnant women and their children.
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Center for Global Public Health

Provides transdisciplinary, experiential research, training, and learning opportunities for students and faculty to improve human health worldwide.
Center for Global Public Health
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Center for Health Technology

Promotes the efficiency and effectiveness of health care through research and education on the development, insurance coverage, payment, and appropriate use of medical technologies.
Center for Health Technology
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Center for Heathcare Organizational & Innovation Research

Conducting studies of the organization and delivery of health services in order to improve the effectiveness of care and, ultimately, accountability for population health.
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Center for Human Sleep Science

Investigates the role of sleep in human health and disease using brain imaging methods, high-density sleep EEG recordings, genomics, proteomics, autonomic physiology, brain stimulation, and cognitive testing.
Center for Human Sleep Science
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CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Focuses on improving health outcomes and access to cost-effective care through the development and integration of innovative technology in telehealth, sensors, analytics and mobile devices.
CITRIS' Health initiative
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Center for the Science of Psychedelics

Works to improve health and well-being for all through culturally informed psychedelic research; psychedelic facilitation training for religious, spiritual-care, and health-care professionals; and accessible, accurate, and reliable public education.
Center for the Science of Psychedelics
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Computational Precision Health

In partnership with UCSF, our mission is to apply computation to real-world settings to improve the quality, efficiency, and equity of medicine and public health.
Computational Precision Health
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Health Research for Action

Health Research for Action's goal is to reduce health disparities. They specialize in research and resources to meet the literacy and communications needs of diverse audiences.
Health Research for Action
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Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Institute researchers use the power of diverse research approaches to address central questions in neuroscience.
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
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Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases

A multidisciplinary research unit making innovative and substantial contributions to the global response to emerging and neglected infectious diseases.
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Innovative Genomics Institute

World-class research, driven by the real possibility to use genome engineering to treat human diseases, end hunger, and respond to climate change.
Innovative Genomics Institute
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Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces

Integrates and applies interdisciplinary sciences to achieve worker health and well-being.
Center for Healthy Workplaces
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Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare

A health economics research center that conducts empirical research to understand complex healthcare markets and guide public policy.
Petris Center