Research Facilities

Research Facilities

UC Berkeley 

UC Berkeley is renowned for research and training with dedicated facilities and other resources to support the trainees. Participating faculty at UC Berkeley have research facilities in close proximity across the campus to other faculty, trainees and staff from relevant disciplines. 

Scientific Environment

One of five top-ranking professional schools at UC Berkeley, the School of Public Health encompasses approximately 700 students and 52 full time faculty, as well as an additional 55+ adjunct faculty, active emeriti, and lecturers. With 75 years as one of the nation’s preeminent academic institutions in the field of public health, on a campus with a public mission, the Berkeley SPH is in a unique position to lead scholarly, social and health change and has a reputation for excellence in research, education, and community engagement. The School’s mission is to conduct world-class research, apply it to improve human health, develop diverse leaders, and enhance the health workforce through continuing education and assistance. SPH is also distinguished by a broad-based ecological perspective on health, which focuses on the interaction of biological, behavioral, and environmental determinants of human health over one's lifespan. It also maintains a computing facility to support research by faculty and graduate students. Networked laser printing is provided in all facilities. Faculty and students have easy access to state-of-the-art computing networks, with multiple computing facilities available. The School of Public Health has administrative contracts and grants support staff, associated with Campus Shared Services, who will manage the financial aspects of this award.

Berkeley Way West Healthy Futures Building

The School of Public Health recently moved into a newly constructed building on campus shared with the Psychology Department and the Graduate School of Education. The eight story building has 320,000 square feet. SPH has dedicated space for faculty and researchers on the 5th and 6th floors. The building is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for meetings, video conferencing, printing, copying, and scanning. There are two large colloquium rooms that can accommodate up to 75 people each; six large meeting rooms, and many huddle rooms and focus rooms for small group meetings and video conference calls. Each meeting space is equipped with a large monitor for video conferencing and high-speed wireless connectivity. 

Additional Resources at Berkeley Way West

Computer

The faculty representing multiple departments on campus has approximately 1,000 current networked computers used by graduate students, postdocs, technicians, and visiting researchers. The computing system of the campus provides free access to Google platforms (Google Mail, Cloud, Calendar, Drive) for communication, data storage, scheduling and joint project development for the faculty, staff, and students.  

Office

The Principal Investigators (PIs) have offices on campus centrally located to the School of Public Health’s research administration and finance offices. The PIs will have easy access to the School's support staff, meeting rooms, high volume copying machines, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment/supplies/services as needed. Key campus units such as the UC Berkeley Office for Protection of Human Subjects, the Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Sponsored Projects Office are accessed online. 

Libraries

Trainees have ready access to more than five million volumes housed in 24 separate General Library units at UC Berkeley. The UC Berkeley SPH has its own library among these, with a collection of approximately 80,000 volumes; the SPH library receives more than 2,400 current serial titles (approximately half are documents serials), and an annual circulation of 85,000 transactions. 

The Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

(http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bioscience-library(link is external)) is centrally located on campus in the Valley Life Sciences building and is open to the public with materials available for on-site use. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, or students with current ID, and anyone with a current UC Berkeley library borrowing card may check materials out from the library. The Public Health Library's collection includes more than 108,000 print volumes and 410 current print serial titles. In addition to print material, library users have access to a robust electronic collection including more than 830,000 electronic books and 72,000 electronic journals. The collection includes materials in bioinformatics, botany, biostatistics, communicable diseases, community health, ecology, environmental science, environmental health, entomology, epidemiology, forestry, health administration, maternal and child health, molecular and cell biology, nutrition and food science, nutrition in health and disease, occupational health, physiology, plant pathology, public health, soil science, toxicology, zoology and international health. Reference librarians are available during designated hours.