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Bernadette Boden-Albala - UC Irvine. Irvine, CA, US

Bernadette Boden-Albala Bernadette Boden-Albala

Director of Program in Public Health and Founding Dean of proposed School of Population Health | UC Irvine


Bernadette Boden-Albala, Dr.P.H., is a renowned researcher & administrator who researches community-based stroke & heart disease prevention.





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UCI Public Health Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala ASA: Nodding Off During Day Indicates Higher Risk of Stroke




Bernadette Boden-Albala, Dr.P.H., is a renowned researcher and administrator whose efforts to reduce health disparities for America’s disadvantaged became a blueprint for community-based stroke and heart disease prevention. She is the director of the Program in Public Health and and founding dean of the proposed School of Population Health.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Stroke and heart disease prevention

Public Health

Infectious Diseases

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Education (1)

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: DrPH, MPH, Sociomedical Science

Media Appearances (5)

What you should know about wearing gloves and a mask if you can’t work from home

Los Angeles Times  online


Experts said they’d seen widespread misuse of masks: People will touch the mask, fidget with it, drop it, then put it back on. Sometimes they’re upside down or and worn for too long, said Bernadette Boden-Albala, the dean of public health at UC Irvine.

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Coronavirus: How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

U.S. News & World Report  online


In fact, these suggestions can apply anytime, says Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean of the program in public health at UC Irvine in Irvine, California. A frequent traveler, Boden-Albala says she follows common-sense precautions year-round to stay healthy while on the road.

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Bernadette Boden-Albala is named to lead UCI’s planned School of Population Health

UCI News  online


Bernadette Boden-Albala, Dr.P.H. – a renowned researcher and administrator whose efforts to reduce health disparities for America’s disadvantaged became a blueprint for community-based stroke and heart disease prevention – has been named director and founding dean of the University of California, Irvine’s planned School of Population Health, effective July 1.

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An upbeat attitude might help prevent a second stroke

Health24  online


"You can protect yourself against stroke by reducing your risk factors. And this study shows that if you think you can do it, you can," said the study's senior author, Bernadette Boden-Albala. She's a professor of epidemiology at NYU College of Global Public Health in New York City.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson Says He Recently Had a 'Transient Ischemic Attack'

SELF  online


While mini strokes don’t cause permanent damage, they still need to be taken seriously, and they indicate that you're at an increased risk for a more serious stroke in the future, Bernadette Boden-Albala, M.P.H., professor and senior associate dean of research and program development at NYU College of Global Public Health, tells SELF. “[Mini strokes] are truly a warning and harbinger of an ischemic stroke,” Dr. Tarpley says.

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Articles (5)

Unrecognized implementation science engagement among health researchers in the USA: a national survey

Implementation Science Communications

Elizabeth R. Stevens, Donna Shelley, and Bernadette Boden-Albala

2020 Implementation science (IS) has the potential to serve an important role in encouraging the successful uptake of evidence-based interventions. The current state of IS awareness and engagement among health researchers, however, is relatively unknown

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Abstract WP366: Exploring the Association Between Physician Trust and Recurrent Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)


Anita Venkatesan, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Nina Parikh, Emily Goldmann

2020 More positive health behaviors, fewer symptoms, higher quality of life, and greater treatment satisfaction have been reported among those with greater physician trust. This study assessed the relationship between physician trust and recurrent stroke/TIA within 1 year of discharge among stroke survivors in Northern Manhattan.

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Abstract TP430: A Family/Friend Network Approach to Secondary Stroke Prevention: Findings From the FURRThER Pilot


Bernadette Boden Albala, Joyce O'Connor, Noa Appleton, Michael Parides

2020 Despite prevention strategies with proven efficacy, recurrent stroke rates, especially in minority populations, remain high. Mobilizing stroke patients’ social networks on risk reduction goals may optimize secondary prevention efforts. Families/Friends Understanding Risk Reduction Through Educational Reinforcement (FURRThER) is a culturally-tailored, social network-based intervention facilitated by an interactive web portal and targeted at management of vascular risk factors.

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A Systematic Review of Environmental Health Outcomes in Selected American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Gabriella Y. Meltzer, Beverly-Xaviera Watkins, Dorice Vieira, Judith T. Zelikoff & Bernadette Boden-Albala

2020 Economic and social marginalization among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) results in higher chronic disease prevalence. Potential causal associations between toxic environmental exposures and adverse health outcomes within AI/AN communities are not well understood.

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Barriers to engagement in implementation science research: a national survey

Translational Behavioral Medicine

Translational Behavioral Medicine

2020 Low levels of engagement in implementation science (IS) among health researchers is a multifaceted issue. With the aim of guiding efforts to increase engagement in IS research, we sought to identify barriers to engagement in IS within the health research community. We performed an online survey of health researchers in the United States in 2018. Basic science researchers were excluded from the sample.

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