Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, DrPH
Director & Founding Dean, Program
in Public Health, UCI
Bernadette Boden-Albala is the Director and Founding Dean of the Program in Public Health in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences at University of California, Irvine. She is an internationally recognized expert in the social epidemiology of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Over the past 15 years, her robust research portfolio has focused on defining and intervening on social determinants of disease, including the role of sex, race-ethnicity, socio-economic status, social support, stress, and social networks on stroke disparities and patterns across the U.S. and globally.
In addition to her clinical interventions, Dr. Boden-Albala is PI of the National Initiative for Minority Involvement in Neurological Clinical Trials (NIMICT), supported by NINDS/NIMHD, which has built a toolkit of materials to improve racial-ethnic minorities’ and women’s participation rates in neurological clinical trials.