Richard Jackson Designing Healthy Communities Fellowship
Thank you for your interest in supporting student field work within the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA! Although our crowdfunding campaign has ended and our limited-time perks are no longer available, you can still support student research in honor of Dr. Jackson by making a gift here.
If you have any questions, please contact Tal Gozani at 310-267-0447 or by emailing TGozani@support.ucla.edu. Thank you!
Leading by example
Throughout his career, Dr. Jackson has inspired and revolutionized public health and students' lives, from his time as Director at the Centers for Disease Control to his nine year tenure at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health beginning in 2009. Author of many influential books, host of a PBS series, and featured in countless other media, he has influenced so many of our lives -- possibly even yours.
Join us as we honor Dr. Jackson's outstanding leadership upon his retirement. In recognition of the many environmental health champions to come, we are creating the Richard Jackson Designing Healthy Communities Fellowship.
Dr. Jackson leading a field trip of urban oil drilling in South Los Angeles.
Why should you support students in environmental health?
Students in environmental public health come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, which often ignite their sense of justice. Many arrive to UCLA with a burning desire to fix something they have observed in their world, such as unjust work conditions or neighborhood pollution.
Your support will allow them do just that, contributing to a better and healthier world.
How you can help
Your gift will be used to establish a fund to support promising graduate students to pursue a project or field experience in environmental health. Faced with daunting environmental challenges, students need support to pursue projects and collaborations that will help them develop their passion, connections, and careers.
What you will achieve by supporting Public Health students
What is raised goes directly to support current and future students' pursuit of practical experiences related to their environmental health studies. Our students have a track record of contributing to a better environment locally and globally across many sectors, conducting novel and needed work with county health departments; local and state agencies; community organizations addressing housing, toxics, and environmental justice; and trade associations.
EHS doctoral student investigates community complaints of industrial pollution drift by sampling neighborhood dust for presence of heavy metals.
Your gift, in coordination with UCLA's Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) whose faculty research, practice and policy influence measurably improved air quality and children's health in Los Angeles, will have a tangible impact on our shared future. Our students go on to work at many levels protecting populations and environments, and your gift to the Richard Jackson fellowship will help them build the experience needed to get there.
Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA event honoring Drs. Jackson and Froines, accompanied by FSPH students.
Now, more than ever, it is imperative to find partners like you to help EHS students create healthy and sustainable built environments that ensure the health and prosperity of our ecosystems, our people, and our regions for generations to come.
If you'd like assistance in making a multi-year pledge or corporate match, please contact: Tal Gozani, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out other ways to celebrate Dr. Jackson on April 5-6th with: Richard Jackson, MD, MPH Retirement & Fellowship Dinner and Designing Healthy Communities Symposium featuring "Urban Sprawl and Public Health" authors Richard Jackson, Howard Frumkin, and Larry Frank, and many more.
Fellowship Planning Committee:
Michael Jerrett, PhD. Chair, Environmental Health Sciences Department, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Director, UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, PhD. Associate Provost for Academic Planning at UCLA and Urban Planning Professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Rachel Cushing Bennett, MURP/MPH 2014, Prevention Institute.
Ana Bonilla, MURP/MPH 2017, Prevention Institute.
Ana Mascareñas, MPH 2015, California Department of Toxic Substances Control.
Jimmy Tran, MURP/MPH 2016, UCLA Transportation.
Christina Batteate, MPH, 2nd year PhD student, Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) and UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.
Jasneet Bains, 3rd year MPH/MURP student, EHS and Urban Planning.
Rachel Connolly, 2nd year MS student, EHS.
Brian Hsiao, 1st year MPH student, EHS.
Ruth Hwang, 1st year MS student, EHS.
Joyce Thung, 2nd year MPH student, EHS.
Karla Vasquez, 2nd year MPH student in EHS.
Rebecca Ferdman, 2nd year MPH/MURP, EHS and Urban Planning.
Special Thanks to Dr. Richard Jackson, UCLA Transportation, and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health for donating thank you gifts to the campaign.