Third round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants awarded
Third round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants awarded

How can we better support dementia diagnosis and care in rural Georgia? That’s one of the questions that will be explored through funding provided by a third round of Presidential

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CPH In the Media: December 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2021: A study by environmental health science researchers Clayton Edenfield and Chas Easley exploring the impacts

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Childhood trauma increases risk of opioid abuse
Childhood trauma increases risk of opioid abuse

Young adults who experienced trauma in childhood are more at risk for misusing prescription opioids, according to new research from the University of Georgia. The study, which was recently published

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UGA Public Health selects five 2021-2022 Health Equity Fellows
UGA Public Health selects five 2021-2022 Health Equity Fellows

The UGA College of Public Health has announced its second cohort of Health Equity Fellows who will work directly with local government officials in five Georgia cities to carry out

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CPH In the Media: November 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2021: Adam Chen, associate professor of health policy & management, provided commentary for the Chinese American

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Making impacts, creating ripple effects in this year’s magazine
Making impacts, creating ripple effects in this year’s magazine

What does it take to make a difference – in someone’s life, in a community, in the world? Great moments in the history of public health feel monumental in the

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EMS responders may be vulnerable to outbreaks
EMS responders may be vulnerable to outbreaks

Emergency medical services responders provide life-saving care every day, but new research that they may be vulnerable to deadly disease outbreaks. A study, led by University of Georgia researchers, found

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Faculty, students present at 2021 APHA meeting
Faculty, students present at 2021 APHA meeting

Public health professionals gathered both online and in person for the 2021 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver, Colorado, October 24-27. Faculty and students from the

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CPH In the Media: October 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2021: Doctoral student Ash Warnock’s study on stimulant abuse among college students was covered by U.S. News

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UGA public health faculty tapped as editors for leading journals
UGA public health faculty tapped as editors for leading journals

Two faculty members in the UGA College of Public Health (CPH) were recently selected to be editors of leading public health journals. Zhuo “Adam” Chen was named as Associate Editor

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Annual conference celebrates ten years of building toward a healthier Georgia
Annual conference celebrates ten years of building toward a healthier Georgia

The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health (CPH) hosted its tenth annual State of the Public’s Health Conference virtually on October 14. For ten years, the conference has brought

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Faculty hiring initiative will boost UGA’s strength in infectious disease dynamics
Faculty hiring initiative will boost UGA’s strength in infectious disease dynamics

The emergence and spread of infectious diseases is a major, growing, and increasingly complex global challenge. As the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear, addressing it requires expertise and tools from

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Daniel Jung
Getting to Know You: Dr. Daniel Jung

The College of Public Health has welcomed five new faculty this fall who we want to introduce to the wider CPH community. In our final profile, we meet Dr. Daniel

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High-risk individuals favor doctor’s offices for vaccines
High-risk individuals favor doctor’s offices for vaccines

The ongoing wave of new COVID-19 infections and recent booster recommendations have made the need for efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines even more urgent, particularly for high-risk individuals with chronic

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Student Profile: Jaquarius Raglin
Student Profile: Jaquarius Raglin

Health promotion major and future physician Jaquarius Raglin strives to serve his community. “We have the power to influence and promote positive health behaviors to our peers. Communicating health information

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Faculty Spotlight: Teaching continues to drive public health economist
Faculty Spotlight: Teaching continues to drive public health economist

If you ask Zhuo “Adam” Chen what he loves about being a faculty member at the University of Georgia, he will say, “everything.” And he means it. In his short

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Mohammed Rifat Haider
Getting to Know You: Dr. Mohammed Rifat Haider

The College of Public Health has welcomed five new faculty this fall, and we will be introducing them over the next few weeks, beginning with Mohammed Rifat Haider, PhD, who

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Student Profile: Anisha Koshy
Student Profile: Anisha Koshy

Master of Health Administration student Anisha Koshy wants to carry forward the lessons she’s learned about healthy equity and leveraging the collective knowledge of the community to reduce barriers to

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CPH In the Media: August 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2021: A study led by doctoral student Yang Ge found that COVID-19 patients who show symptoms

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UGA College of Public Health welcomes it new CPH Alumni Board
UGA College of Public Health welcomes it new CPH Alumni Board

The College of Public Health is pleased to announce the launch of the CPH Alumni Board. The board will support the CPH Office of Development and Alumni Relations in its

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Thapa named CPH Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Thapa named CPH Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Janani R. Thapa has been named Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University of Georgia College of Public Health. She will guide the College’s initiatives to foster a

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Emerson named Director of Online Learning
Emerson named Director of Online Learning

Kerstin Emerson has been selected to lead the Office of Online Learning at the University of Georgia College of Public Health A clinical associate professor in the Institute of Gerontology

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CPH In the Media: July 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2021: Rebecca Wells, clinical assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, spoke to WUGA-FM about “Treasure

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Language isolation affects health of Mexican Americans
Language isolation affects health of Mexican Americans

New research from the University of Georgia finds that older Mexican Americans who live in low English-speaking neighborhoods are at greater risk for poor health and even an early death.

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CPH In the Media: June 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2021: Research by epidemiology professor Toni Miles on the impacts of grief – and specifically in

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CPH In the Media: May 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2021: Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, helped unravel the CDC’s most recent mask recommendations

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Student Profile: Alexeia Garnett
Student Profile: Alexeia Garnett

Alexeia Garnett, who recently graduated with a B.S. in health promotion, credits her switch from a pre-med to a public health degree track for reigniting her passion for service and

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Study finds gender pay gap in large government agency
Study finds gender pay gap in large government agency

New research from the University of Georgia has found a narrowing but persistent gender pay gap in one of the federal government’s largest agencies. The study sought to describe and

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CPH honors outstanding faculty, students, alumni, community members
CPH honors outstanding faculty, students, alumni, community members

In celebration of UGA Honors Week and the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, the College of Public Health recognized more than 70 dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community

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CPH In the Media: April 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2021: José F. Cordero, physician and head of epidemiology and biostatistics, spoke to 11 Alive’s “Why

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CPH In the Media: March 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: March 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2021: WUGA FM’s Athens News Matter checked in with environmental health science professor Erin Lipp, whose

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Fewer rural students applying to medical school
Fewer rural students applying to medical school

Rural America is running short on physicians. This worries health experts who have linked limited access to primary care providers to major gaps in health outcomes for rural communities. Addressing

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Stuart Feldman: Leading By Example
Stuart Feldman: Leading By Example

Professor emeritus and former UGA dean builds legacy supporting diversity, addressing health disparities As a kid growing up in the Bronx, Stuart Feldman had big plans to be a retail

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CPH In the Media: February 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2021: Related to COVID-19  – Toni Miles, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics,  discussed the overwhelming sense

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Student Profile: Kyle Hunsinger
Student Profile: Kyle Hunsinger

Master of Health Administration student Kyle Hunsinger wants to leverage his influence as a future healthcare leader to improve the health of patients and communities. “The knowledge that my work

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CPH In the Media: January 2021 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2021: Related to COVID-19  – Kerstin Emerson, a clinical associate professor at the Institute of Gerontology,

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UGA study shows role of media in reducing COVID-19 transmission in China
UGA study shows role of media in reducing COVID-19 transmission in China

Media coverage played an important role in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in China, according to new research from the University of Georgia. The study found that consistent reporting about

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Limited rural health care means greater health risks
Limited rural health care means greater health risks

An overall increase in primary care clinicians has not closed the gap between rural and urban health care disparities. That’s according to research from a University of Georgia scientist. “We

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CPH In the Media: November 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2020: Related to COVID-19  – Faculty members José Cordero and Erin Lipp spoke to Capital Beat

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CPH In the Media: October 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2020: Related to COVID-19  – Environmental health science professor Erin Lipp and her team’s work tracking

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Faculty, students present at this year’s virtual APHA meeting
Faculty, students present at this year’s virtual APHA meeting

The 2020 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo is going virtual this year and faculty and students at the UGA College of Public Health are joining public health

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When you have a stroke may determine if you survive
When you have a stroke may determine if you survive

New research from the University of Georgia found that stroke patients admitted to rural hospitals over the weekend may be at higher risk of death. The study examined the influence

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Student Profile: Dana Alvin
Student Profile: Dana Alvin

With master’s degrees in both public health and health administration, Dana Alvin is readying herself to meet the critical challenges facing the health care industry, while improving access to high-quality

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CPH In the Media: September 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: September 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2020: Related to COVID-19  – Grace Bagwell Adams, CPH assistant dean of outreach, engagement and equity,

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CPH In the Media: August 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2020: Related to COVID-19 – Kerstin Emerson, clinical associate professor in the Institute of Gerontology, published

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Alumni Profile: Erica N. Parks
Alumni Profile: Erica N. Parks

Erica N. Parks (MPH ’11), armed with lessons from her own experiences, is on a mission to serve communities in need through better public health policy. An Army veteran and

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CPH In the Media: July 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2020: Related to COVID-19 – Environmental health science professor Travis Glenn, in stories by AARP, offered

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UGA study links mandatory social distancing to reduction in COVID-19 cases
UGA study links mandatory social distancing to reduction in COVID-19 cases

Mandatory social distancing policies can rapidly slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a new case study by two University of Georgia researchers. The study, which was published recently in

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Older adults feel stressed, yet resilient in time of COVID-19
Older adults feel stressed, yet resilient in time of COVID-19

America’s oldest citizens say they’ve been through worse, but many older adults are feeling the stress of COVID-19 and prolonged social distancing measures, according to a new study from the

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College welcomes new department head
College welcomes new department head

Health economist Mahmud Khan sees economics as more than a collection of numbers and calculations. Rather, economics, he argues, offers an important lens to view complex health problems – and

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Curbing the obesity epidemic
Curbing the obesity epidemic

There have been numerous efforts by U.S. lawmakers and public health officials to curb the obesity epidemic in recent decades. Even so, the number of individuals who are overweight or

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Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity
Study finds weight loss surgery cost disparity

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients. The study, which

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UGA helps rural health care providers during pandemic
UGA helps rural health care providers during pandemic

Health care professionals in Colquitt County have been better able to plan for their providers’ and patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a customized report from the University

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CPH In the Media: June 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – Grace Bagwell Adams, assistant dean of outreach, engagement and equity,

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Chinese cities are draining rural healthcare resources, UGA study finds
Chinese cities are draining rural healthcare resources, UGA study finds

Rapid urbanization in China is disrupting healthcare services in rural communities, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. The analysis conducted by UGA health economist Zhuo “Adam”

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CPH In the Media: May 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – Grace Bagwell Adams, an associate professor of health policy and

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Faculty deploys with CDC to fight COVID-19
Faculty deploys with CDC to fight COVID-19

In the two months since George Khalil’s first deployment, the situation had drastically changed. The University of Georgia alum and part-time professor normally has a desk job at the Centers

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What you need to know about the census
What you need to know about the census

As a faculty member in the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health and the main researcher for the Athens Wellbeing Project, Grace Bagwell Adams understands the importance of local

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Bagwell Adams named Assistant Dean of Outreach, Engagement, and Equity
Bagwell Adams named Assistant Dean of Outreach, Engagement, and Equity

Grace Bagwell Adams has been named to Assistant Dean for Outreach, Engagement, and Equity at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. Joining the faculty in 2014, Adams is

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UGA researchers map unequal impact of COVID-19 on Georgia counties
UGA researchers map unequal impact of COVID-19 on Georgia counties

Researchers at the University of Georgia have created a series of maps intended to help local health officials and policymakers make decisions about next steps in their response to COVID-19. The

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CPH celebrates faculty, student, staff successes
CPH celebrates faculty, student, staff successes

In celebration of UGA Honors Week and end of the 2020 Spring Semester, the College of Public Health and its various units recognized more than 45 amazing students, nine dedicated

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CPH In the Media: April 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – Athens CEO and WGAU radio covered the COVID-19 resources produced

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Medicaid expansion increases insurance coverage, but at slower rates for obese adults
Medicaid expansion increases insurance coverage, but at slower rates for obese adults

Despite overall increases in insurance coverage for low-income individuals in Medicaid expansion states, some gaps remain for individuals who are obese. That’s according to a recent study by a team

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CPH hosts meeting for Chinese, Georgia physicians to share best practices on COVID-19
CPH hosts meeting for Chinese, Georgia physicians to share best practices on COVID-19

In April, the UGA College of Public Health hosted two web conferences featuring prominent Chinese physicians who experienced the first wave of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan. The conferences,

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Faculty member uses her past experiences to prepare students for their future careers
Faculty member uses her past experiences to prepare students for their future careers

When it comes to charting a career path, Brittani Harmon knows how important it is to be exposed to new opportunities as a student. As a high school student in

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Athens COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Exceed 600 by End of April, According to New Report
Athens COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Exceed 600 by End of April, According to New Report

Athens’ two area hospitals could expect to see over 600 COVID-19 patients by the end of April, with many cases coming from the 16 surrounding northeast Georgia counties in their

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Public health hackathon produces COVID-19 resources
Public health hackathon produces COVID-19 resources

In the last few days before instruction resumed at the University of Georgia, over 90 public health students were hard at work crafting infographics, data visualizations, policy briefs and even

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CPH In the Media: March 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: March 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – José Cordero, head of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,

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Maintain your distance to ‘flatten the curve’
Maintain your distance to ‘flatten the curve’

You’ve heard all the public health experts say it: Disrupting the spread of coronavirus means social distancing. But what exactly is social distancing? Why is it important? And how do

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School location, income found to impact Georgia Shape roll out
School location, income found to impact Georgia Shape roll out

Since the launch of the Georgia Shape childhood obesity initiative in 2011, schools statewide have been encouraged to provide more opportunities for physical activity, whether that’s through recess or movement

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CPH In the Media: February 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2020: Related to the COVID-19 – In a series of UGA Today features, José Cordero, head

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How first responders can protect themselves
How first responders can protect themselves

EMS, police, and health care workers need to take special precautions Healthcare personnel working on the front lines to contain and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that originated

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CPH In the Media: January 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2020: Stacy Zhang, along with Janani Thapa and Adam Chen, faculty members in the Department of

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CPH In the Media: December 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2019: A team of researchers led by Charles Easley, an assistant professor of environmental health science,

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Researchers to simulate policy impacts to improve cardiovascular health
Researchers to simulate policy impacts to improve cardiovascular health

Rural communities experience more deaths each year related to poor cardiovascular health compared to city dwellers, and that gap is widening. Now, a team of researchers from the University of

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Chronic disease prevention important tool to curb opioid crisis
Chronic disease prevention important tool to curb opioid crisis

Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to

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CPH In the Media: November 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2019: Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, is a lead author on joint position

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Institute prepares for handling disease disasters
Institute prepares for handling disease disasters

Ebola simulation gives disaster and health professionals hands-on experience On the morning of Nov. 4, 2019, Anna Chocallo arrived at a local health care facility. She had a fever, and

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CPH In the Media: October 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2019: Kerstin Emerson, a clinical associate professor at the UGA Institute of Gerontology, spoke to Athens

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Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain
Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain. To date, 34 states and the District of Columbia

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UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force
UGA faculty tapped for Lt. Gov.’s healthcare task force

The University of Georgia’s Toni Miles was invited to join a new state Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost, led by Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan. In late August,

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Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese
Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it may as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Regularly

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CPH In the Media: August 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2019: A study recently published by alumnae Ayanna Robinson (PhD ’18) found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support

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Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption
Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption

Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors Not eating your fruits and vegetables can have serious health consequences, from obesity to macular degeneration. And many Americans, even those who

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UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies
UGA researchers use modeling to help rural communities eat more fruits, veggies

Researchers at the University of Georgia are using a new statistical model to help guide policy around food access in rural communities. The study authors wanted to know what conditions

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UGA faculty lead largest ever region-wide Ebola response training
UGA faculty lead largest ever region-wide Ebola response training

In September 2014, the first-ever confirmed case of travel-associated Ebola arrived on U.S. soil. Since that time, emergency planners across the country have been working to prepare our healthcare systems

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UGA College of Public Health launches Master of Health Administration degree
UGA College of Public Health launches Master of Health Administration degree

The University of Georgia College of Public Health announces the launch of a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program. The program is designed for students who aspire to leadership

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CPH In the Media: May 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2019: A recent study from Changwei Li used metabolomics to pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead

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Marsha Davis named dean of UGA College of Public Health
Marsha Davis named dean of UGA College of Public Health

Marsha Davis, a nationally recognized researcher and leader in community-based health promotion programs, has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Public Health. Davis, a professor in

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Through telemedicine, rural areas benefit from on-call stroke experts
Through telemedicine, rural areas benefit from on-call stroke experts

Dennis Hall gets up most mornings around five in the morning. As a carpenter and all-around handyman in his hometown of Swainsboro, Georgia, he likes to get an early start

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TEDxUGA: ‘Beyond the Status Quo: 3 Steps to Strength-Based Community Building’
TEDxUGA: ‘Beyond the Status Quo: 3 Steps to Strength-Based Community Building’

Grace Bagwell Adams, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the College of Public Health, was one of three UGA faculty members selected to present at TEDxUGA: AMPLIFY

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CPH In the Media: March 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: March 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2019: In a report from the Georgia Health News on Georgia’s most recent county health rankings

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CPH awards mini-grants to students for community projects
CPH awards mini-grants to students for community projects

New experiential learning program builds community connections, research skills The University of Georgia College of Public Health has awarded mini-grants to four student-led community outreach projects focused on addressing health

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CPH In the Media: February 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2019: Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was quoted in a Cosmopolitan

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Don’t panic: UGA study examines lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm
Don’t panic: UGA study examines lessons learned from Hawaii false alarm

When people in the Hawaiian islands received a false alarm text message “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” in January 2018, the

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CPH In the Media: January 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2019: A 2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health by gerontology researcher Dr. Kerstin Emerson and

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UGA training course prepares nursing homes for natural disasters
UGA training course prepares nursing homes for natural disasters

The Institute for Disaster Management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health has received $1.6 million in civil money penalty funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

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Telestroke shown to improve rural patient care nationwide, but results uneven across states
Telestroke shown to improve rural patient care nationwide, but results uneven across states

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability for Americans. When it comes to minimizing the effects of stroke, timely, quality

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CPH In the Media: December 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2018: A recent study from Dr. Changwei Li, assistant professor in epidemiology and biostatistics, shed some

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DeYoung named section editor for Global Pediatric Health
DeYoung named section editor for Global Pediatric Health

Sarah DeYoung, assistant professor in health policy and management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health and UGA’s Institute for Disaster Management, has been selected as the new Section Editor

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Loneliness is a serious health issue
Loneliness is a serious health issue

During the holidays, people suffer more, especially older adults No one likes to be lonely, especially around the holidays. But for most of us, once the decorations are packed away and

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CPH In the Media: November 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2018: Dr. Jenay Beer, a faculty member in health promotion and behavior and the Institute of

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UGA, Shanghai researchers find evidence of how obesity programs can work long-term
UGA, Shanghai researchers find evidence of how obesity programs can work long-term

Childhood obesity is now a global epidemic, and researchers worldwide are searching for sustainable interventions that may halt its progress. Now, a team of researchers from Fudan University in Shanghai,

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Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds
Evacuating with pets during a disaster is complicated, UGA research finds

Imagine there is a powerful storm bearing down on your town. Officials are calling for everyone to evacuate. Where would you go – and if you couldn’t bring your pet,

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UGA Amazing Student: Dhairya Shukla
UGA Amazing Student: Dhairya Shukla

Dhairya Shukla has packed his time at UGA with public service, research, academics, student organizations, study abroad and more, all of which is setting him on a course to play

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CPH In the Media: October 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2018: The Athens Wellbeing Project, led by health policy and management assistant professor Dr. Grace Bagwell

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UGA students help Georgia voters identify candidate views on health policy
UGA students help Georgia voters identify candidate views on health policy

Graduate students from the University of Georgia College of Public Health have produced a fact-based health policy tool for Georgia voters, just in time for the state gubernatorial election. The

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UGA and CPH broaden access for students through innovative programs
UGA and CPH broaden access for students through innovative programs

During the week of July 9, the College of Public Health brought 22 rising high school seniors from across Georgia to campus for the Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute (PCSI) in Public Health. The

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UGA wins national award for helping rural community sustain local health care
UGA wins national award for helping rural community sustain local health care

The University of Georgia has received a national Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association for its work in rural Georgia to save a local hospital from closing and

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CPH In the Media: September 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: September 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2018: As the east coast prepared for Hurricane Florence, Dr. Sarah DeYoung, an assistant professor at

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Groups providing prenatal, postpartum care for refugee women need more support, UGA study finds
Groups providing prenatal, postpartum care for refugee women need more support, UGA study finds

As the refugee crisis continues to grow in Europe, Bangladesh and now in Central and South America, a growing number of non-profit organizations are working to provide a range of

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CPH In the Media: August 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2018: Dr. Cham Dallas, director of the Institute for Disaster Management, presented at a two-day National Academies

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CPH In the Media: July 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: July 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2018: Research by Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, received a number of

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Even higher income nations struggle with safe infant feeding during a disaster, UGA study finds
Even higher income nations struggle with safe infant feeding during a disaster, UGA study finds

A recent World Health Organization resolution sought to encourage breastfeeding as the healthy and safe choice for infants around the world but especially in poorer, developing countries where clean water

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CPH In the Media: June 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2018: A study led by Timothy Heckman, HPB professor and CPH associate dean for research, found

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College efforts focus on reducing tobacco use in Georgia
College efforts focus on reducing tobacco use in Georgia

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in Georgia each year, costing the state more than 11,500 lives per year and nearly $5 billion dollars in direct healthcare and

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Toys motivate children to eat a healthier diet
Toys motivate children to eat a healthier diet

Most children in the U.S. do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, some eating less than one serving of fruits and vegetables a day, according to the Centers for Disease

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Wellness program study measures quality of life variables
Wellness program study measures quality of life variables

Workplace wellness programs aim to improve employee health and lower employers’ health care costs, but not all programs have the same impact or cost the same. Much of a program’s

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College sends off Class of 2018 grads with celebration
College sends off Class of 2018 grads with celebration

On May 4, the University of Georgia College of Public Health honored 230 public health students receiving degrees during its 13th annual Graduation Celebration held in the Athena Ballroom of the

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College praises students, faculty excellence with year-end honors
College praises students, faculty excellence with year-end honors

At events held during the 2017-18 academic year, the UGA College of Public Health and its various units recognized 39 amazing students, three dedicated faculty members, four remarkable alumni, four

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CPH In the Media: April 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2018: Dr. Kerstin Emerson, clinical assistant professor in HPB and the Institute of Gerontology, had the

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Search committee to seek dean of College of Public Health
Search committee to seek dean of College of Public Health

University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the

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CPH In the Media: March 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: March 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2018: A recent study by HPB professor Dr. Pamela Orpinas found that addressing two behaviors in

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High school training could save lives in the event of a disaster, UGA expert says
High school training could save lives in the event of a disaster, UGA expert says

2017 was a record breaking year for disasters. The U.S. experienced three major hurricanes, out of control wildfires, flooding, mudslides, and two of the deadliest mass shootings to date. All

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College of Public Health to co-host conference focused on Chinese economy
College of Public Health to co-host conference focused on Chinese economy

The University of Georgia will host the 2018 North America Conference of the Chinese Economists Society April 5-7 in Athens, Ga. The Chinese Economists Society (CES) is a non-profit academic organization focused

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CPH In the Media: February 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: February 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2018: In an interview on WABE’s “A Closer Look with Rose Scott,” epidemiology assistant professor Dr. Andrea

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Mothers need better safe infant feeding support post-disaster, study finds
Mothers need better safe infant feeding support post-disaster, study finds

In the wake of a natural disaster, displaced families face a number of hardships that may lead to poor health and nutrition. In these conditions, babies and mothers are particularly

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Student service programs offer benefits to rural Ecuador, UGA study finds
Student service programs offer benefits to rural Ecuador, UGA study finds

When a country experiences an economic boom, not every community will equally benefit from the new wealth and development. Rural areas in particular can experience a decline in the quality

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Focus on Faculty: Grace Bagwell Adams
Focus on Faculty: Grace Bagwell Adams

Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, helps students connect the dots between their academic training and the work they will be doing in

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Disasters create platforms for discriminated groups to voice concerns, lessons for relief agents
Disasters create platforms for discriminated groups to voice concerns, lessons for relief agents

In the spring of 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring more than 20,000 people. The disaster displaced thousands of people as local and

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CPH In the Media: January 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: January 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2018: Epidemiology professor Dr. Toni Miles spoke to the AJC about the impact of grief in

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School lunchroom staff can help kids make healthier food choices, UGA study says
School lunchroom staff can help kids make healthier food choices, UGA study says

Almost one in three 10-year-olds in Georgia is overweight or obese. With childhood obesity on the rise across the U.S., states and other stakeholders have been exploring policies that may

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College efforts to prevent obesity rooted in communities
College efforts to prevent obesity rooted in communities

Obesity is a serious and costly problem in Georgia, which now has the 20th highest adult obesity rate in the nation according to a recent report by The State of Obesity

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CPH In the Media: December 2017 Roundup
CPH In the Media: December 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2017: Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang’s receipt of the Translational Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology was

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CPH research examines cost-effectiveness of hypertension interventions, finds mixed results
CPH research examines cost-effectiveness of hypertension interventions, finds mixed results

Treating high blood pressure is expensive. According to the American Heart Association, hypertension costs the U.S. healthcare system $48.6 billion each year. Typically, controlling high blood pressure is left up

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Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work
Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn’t work

Potato chips, frozen pizza, a fast food hamburger—these foods are popular in the American diet and saturated with sodium. Though eating too much can lead to high blood pressure and

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U.S. medical profession unprepared for nuclear attack, says study
U.S. medical profession unprepared for nuclear attack, says study

Escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s nuclear program have fueled concerns about the possibility of nuclear warfare, and a study from the University of Georgia has found

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CPH In the Media: November 2017 Roundup
CPH In the Media: November 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2017: Dr. José Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health and co-director of the PROTECT Center,

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UGA hosts Mapathon that uses geospatial data to improve global public health
UGA hosts Mapathon that uses geospatial data to improve global public health

In recognition of World AIDS Day and Geography Awareness Week, students from the University of Georgia hosted a two-day Mapathon Marathon in November aimed at using spacial technologies to improve global

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Team of UGA researchers exploring older adult health benefits of animal fostering
Team of UGA researchers exploring older adult health benefits of animal fostering

Housing and health are essential to overall well-being, a fact as true for animals as it is for people. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia is

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CPH In the Media: October 2017 Roundup
CPH In the Media: October 2017 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2017: The Oct. 17 State of the Public Health’s Conference, organized by the CPH Office of

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Researchers pinpoint causes for spike in breast cancer genetic testing
Researchers pinpoint causes for spike in breast cancer genetic testing

A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to

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Corso named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow
Corso named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

Dr. Phaedra Corso, professor of health policy and management, was one of four UGA faculty members named 2017-18 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows. Created by the Southeastern Conference in

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College welcomes new faculty, recognizes new roles in new academic year

The College of Public Health welcomes seven new faculty members this academic year. Spread across four departments and four institutes, the new hires comprise a part of a total of

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CPH students win national policy competition with life saving app
CPH students win national policy competition with life saving app

Challenged by the public health threat of distracted driving among teens, students from UGA’s College of Public Health and School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) designed an app that will potentially

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UGA College of Public Health tackles obesity in Georgia

Georgia now has the 19th highest adult obesity rate in the nation. Its adult obesity rate is currently 30.7 percent, up from 20.6 percent in 2000, according to The State of

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Corso named to second class of UGA Women’s Leadership Fellows
Corso named to second class of UGA Women’s Leadership Fellows

Phaedra Corso, UGA Foundation Professor in Human Health in the College of Public Health and associate director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, was selected as one of nine University

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UGA and ACC team up for community assessment

More than 100 graduate students from UGA’s College of Public Health and School of Social Work, as well as Family Connection-Communities in Schools of Athens neighborhood leaders, will administer surveys

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Faculty, students assess community health needs, get hands-on experience

An assessment of community health needs, led by University of Georgia faculty and facilitated by the UGA Archway Partnership, has contributed to a new urgent care center for one middle

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Charity Clinics in Georgia save money, study finds

Georgia’s charity health clinics produce cost savings when treating patients with hypertension, a new study from the UGA College of Public Health study has found. Serving patients with high blood

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HPAM professor Joel Lee receives national ASPPH award for teaching excellence

Joel Lee, DrPH, CPH, the John A. Drew Professor of Health Administration at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Association

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Two Assistant Professors in HPAM with top journal publication

Dr. Kerstin Gerst Emerson and Dr. Jayani Jayawardhana received some exciting news today. Their paper has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Public Health as a Research

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HPAM Department Head Co-Authors Paper Published in JAMA

Dr. Neale Chumbler, department head and professor of health policy and management, co-authored a paper that appeared in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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MPH student Osama Hashmi wins UGA Top Entrepreneur Award

Osama Hashmi, an Honors student working on both his B.S. Biology and MPH in health policy and management, has been selected at the as UGA’s “Next Top Entrepreneur” for his

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Corso Awarded 2014 Creative Research Medal

Dr. Phaedra Corso, professor of health policy and management, was awarded one of five 2014 Creative Research Medals at the University of Georgia’s 35th annual Research Awards Banquet on April

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Ngan Nguyen named 2014 recipient of the Connie Lloyd Scholarship

Congratulations to HPAM student Ngan Nyugen!  Ngan is the 2014 recipient of the Connie Lloyd Scholarship. The purpose of the Fund is to provide a scholarship to a student in

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Magnet hospital status may offer financial benefits, UGA researcher finds

Magnet recognition is considered one of the highest credentials a hospital can receive for its nursing care. Yet achieving Magnet status can be expensive with investment costs reaching tens of

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Study by Dr. Jayawardhana featured in ASPPH Newsletter

A recent study by Dr. Jayawardhana is featured in the ASPPH Friday Letter: http://fridayletter.aspph.org/article_view.cfm?FLE_Index=1738&FL_Index=34 Posted March 21, 2014.

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Phaedra Corso named UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health

Phaedra Corso, Ph.D., MPA, professor of health policy and management in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been named the inaugural UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health. 

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Public health, business administration degree developed for job market

This week the The Red & Black interviewed Dr. Neale Chumbler, department head of health policy and management, about the new MBA/MPH dual degree now offered by the College of Public Health

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UGA to launch new MBA/MPH dual degree program in fall 2014

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health and Terry College of Business have partnered to create a dual degree program for students interested in pursuing high-level

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UGA names new senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

Pamela S. Whitten, dean of the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences, has been named the University of Georgia senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

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Dr. Phaedra Corso named to Leadership Georgia Class of 2014

Phaedra Corso, Ph.D., professor of health policy and management at the University of Georgia College of Public Health has been selected as a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of

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Georgia near bottom in new health ranking

Georgia Health News reports that “A new report ranks Georgia 45th on how well the state’s health care system works for low-income families. For people with low incomes, Georgia ranked

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New health law seminar full of info but lacking assurances

Dr. Phaedra Corso, professor of health policy and management and director of the Economic Evaluation Research Group in the UGA College of Public Health, was one of a panel of

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Stroke patients respond similarly to after-stroke care, despite age difference

Age has little to do with how patients should be treated after suffering a stroke, according to new research from the University of Georgia. Historically, younger stroke victims receive different

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Atlanta Medicare program seeks savings from hospital readmissions

A suburban Atlanta pilot program might help light the way in reducing Medicare beneficiaries’ hospital stays, a major contributor to high costs and patient misery across the nation’s health care

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Drug ads lead to better health

Direct-to-consumer advertising, like those prescription drug commercials that air between your favorite shows, are actually paying off with better health outcomes for patients, according to a recently published study by

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Study links improved consumer welfare to increased prescription drug advertising efforts

More people are better off thanks to the impact of an influx of direct-to-consumer advertising spending than they would be without those marketing efforts, according to a study recently published

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Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine

Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine will provide students with an introduction to several methods for conducting economic evaluation of public health programs: programmatic cost analysis, cost of illness analysis,

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Joel Lee named inaugural John A. Drew Professor of Healthcare Administration

Joel M. Lee, a professor of health policy and management and director of the doctor of public health degree program in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has

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Focus on Faculty: Phaedra Corso
Focus on Faculty: Phaedra Corso

Dr. Phaedra Corso has been part of the creation and development of UGA’s College of Public Health and hosts the TV show Public Health Impact on WUGA-TV. Where did you

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College of Public Health researcher Examine Impact of System Changes on Public Health

College of Public Health researcher Examine Impact of System Changes on Public Health Athens, Ga. –  Phaedra Corso, professor of health policy and management at the University of Georgia College

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Dr. Chumbler, HPAM Department Head, Serves on Expert Panel Observing the Presidential Debate

http://www.11alive.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1876554853001 Posted October 4, 2012.

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Marsha Davis named UGA Administrative Fellow

Four University of Georgia faculty members—Karen Cornell, Marsha Davis, Jeffrey Dean and Susan Thomas—will gain expertise in academic leadership as Administrative Fellows for 2012-2013. The Administrative Fellows program at UGA

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UGA experts available to comment on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

University of Georgia experts are available to provide commentary on the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected to be delivered June

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MPH Student named mid-term Foundation Fellow

The University of Georgia Foundation Fellows Program has named five Honors students as mid-term recipients of the university’s premier undergraduate scholarship. The Foundation Fellowship provides a variety of academic, civic

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UGA Student Government Association honors 14 faculty members

he University of Georgia Student Government Association celebrated the work of 14 faculty members during its annual Professor Recognition Banquet on March 1 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education

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UGA prof helps evaluate prostate cancer outcomes

Men with low-risk prostate cancer may want to consider delaying treatment, according to a national panel of health experts that included a University of Georgia professor. Officials with Maryland’s National

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RN staffing linked to safe practices adoption

A new study found more nurse-hours per patient and larger percentages of RNs on staff as factors in higher adoption levels of safe practices. The finding was part of a

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CPH Collaborating with GA Department of Public Health to Evaluate the new General Grant-In-Aid formula.

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has been awarded funding from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation to design and implement a plan to formally evaluate the impact of the

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Interns collect data on health services in area

MOULTRIE — Health issues, particularly rural health concerns, are becoming major topics as civic leaders here make priority lists that lend to community development and improvements. Assessing health-care needs requires

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Drug Shortages Strain Hospitals

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/07/12/137789511/record-drug-shortages-strain-hospitals-ability-to-cope?ft=1&f=1128 Posted July 12, 2011. 

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The Science Behind a Nuclear Meltdown

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7359655n&tag=contentMain;contentBody?tag=facebook Posted March 23, 2011. 

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Japan’s Nuclear Power Plant: What Went Wrong?

What went wrong? Posted March 23, 2011. 

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Nuclear Safety Experts Discuss Crisis in Japan

Nuclear Power Experts Posted March 23, 2011. 

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Nuclear Fear Factor Rises in Japan

Nuclear worries in Japan Posted March 23, 2011. 

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Can Radiation from Japan Reach the West Coast?

Could the crisis in Japan affect the US? Posted March 23, 2011. 

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UGA College of Public Health to conduct Information Day

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Public Health will hold “Information Day” on March 4, at 2 p.m. in the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and

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Society may be willing to pay a high price to prevent child abuse and neglect, study suggests

Athens, Ga. – The amount the public will pay to prevent the death of a child may be twice that of an adult, according to a new University of Georgia

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UGA College of Public Health receives training grant

The University of Georgia College of Public Health is the recipient of a five year $3,193,000 award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Georgia

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Anti-poverty group forms Athens Health Network seeking federal funds

The anti-poverty group OneAthens is going after federal grants to create a system allowing doctors to save time and money by sharing patients’ medical information electronically. Paul Boumbulian, a health

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Field Day 2010 Champs!

The College of Public Health hosted its fourth annual Field Day on Friday, April 23 at the UGA Intramural Fields. A total of 4 teams competed for this year’s trophy:

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Health bill still dividing

Even as Georgia’s Republican political leaders lambasted the historic health care legislation Congress approved Sunday night, some health care providers and analysts say the bill is a long-overdue step in

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HPAM in Action: Student Speaks at Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at CDC

This past Sunday, February 7th, was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta hosted a panel of keynote speakers highlighting the event.

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Drs. Fertig and Corso Have Policy Brief Published on Childhood Asthma

Drs. Angela Fertig and Phaedra Corso recently had a policy brief published on the longterm costs of childhood asthma, funded by the Pew Charitable Trust Foundation. The brief was also

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Leonard W. Poon named distinguished research professor

Dr. Poon was recognized at the UGA vs Arizona State football game.  Congratulations to Dr. Poon for his excellent contributions to research. Leonard Poon, professor of health policy and management

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Corso Recognized for Contributions to the Field of Health Economics

Athens, Ga. – Phaedra S. Corso, associate professor in the department of health policy and management, and Dr. Xiangming Fang from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control were

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Study: Child maltreatment victims lose two years of quality of life

Child maltreatment is associated with reductions in quality of life even decades later, according to a new University of Georgia study that finds that – on average – victims lose

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Visionary CEO Continues to Lead Athens Regional into the Future

When John A. Drew, FACHE, became president and CEO of Athens Regional Health Services in 1982 (then known as Athens General Hospital), he faced a number of challenges. As a

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Professor Receives Grant to Study Income and Health in Georgia

Angela Fertig, faculty of Health Policy and Management of the College of Public Health, received $25,690 to study the health necessities of Georgia through the Poverty and the Economy Faculty

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Honorary society Phi Kappa Phi honors Leonard Poon for outstanding contribution in gerontology

ATHENS, Ga.— College of Public Health’s Leonard Poon, professor of health policy and management and director of Institute of Gerontology, received the Love of Learning Award from the University of

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Hepburn named Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor

HPAM is pleased that Dr. Valerie Hepburn will be joining us full-time in January 2008 as Assistant Dean to the College and Assistant Professor in our Department. Dr. Hepburn comes

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