The department encourages its alumni to stay connected!  We are always on the lookout for alums that are interested in speaking engagements, being a mentor to current students, and fundraising.  Make sure to update your contact information so that you can be aware of department and schoolwide events and job opportunities.  

Careers in Public Health

Our alumni work for a wide variety of organizations including government agencies and departments, non-profit organizations, local industry, consulting firms, community organizations, advocacy agencies, national laboratories, and university, college, and school settings: 

  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Aspen Environmental Group
  • California Air Resources Board
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Castaic Lake Water Agency
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • ChevronTexaco Corporation
  • City of Hope
  • City of Long Beach
  • County of Los Angeles
  • Environ International Corporation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Enviropro, Inc.
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
  • Heal the Bay
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lawrence Livermore National Labs
  • Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council
  • Los Angeles City Planning Department
  • Mattel Children’s Foundation
  • Merck & Co.
  • Rand Corporation
  • Reef Check Foundation
  • Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • UCLA Environment Health and Safety
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Wisconsin
  • URS Corporation
  • US Congress

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Students' Voices

"[As an intern for] the California Department of Public Health I worked on a community based intervention to reduce exposure to mercury and PCBs, by educating sensitive populations about proper...

-Randy Reyes, June 2012

"When I completed my undergraduate education I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life contributing to environmental problem-solving. However, I did not know how to do that. ...

-Jennifer Taylor, June 2015

"Interning at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health showed me how well public health and urban planning go together. With my dual degree, I hope to expand upon my policy work...

-Uyen Ngo, June 2013

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