CPH In the Media: June 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2022: Erin Lipp, professor of environmental health science, spoke to WUGA-FM and Flagpole about rising COVID-19

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Trans and non-binary people experience daily microaggression
Trans and non-binary people experience daily microaggression

New study documents the rate of discrimination and coping strategies of trans and non-binary individuals Trans and non-binary individuals face daily discrimination that can impact their mental and physical health,

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CPH In the Media: May 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2022: Research from Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, and colleagues from from University of

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College recognizes achievements of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members
College recognizes achievements of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members

In celebration of UGA Honors Week and the end of the 2021-2022 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 2022 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2022: Violence prevention researcher Pamela Orpinas’ project, with UGA colleague Joon Choi, which partners with clergy

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Traffic safety researchers see dangers – and solutions – for rural residents
Traffic safety researchers see dangers – and solutions – for rural residents

One third of Georgia roadway deaths in 2020 occurred in rural counties, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Georgia. Of the total of 1,587 roadway

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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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Physical activity may curb health care worker burnout
Physical activity may curb health care worker burnout

There is no question that the pandemic has been immensely stressful for health care workers, especially for those on the frontline of patient care. Yet, even before the pandemic, the

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NPHW 2022 Explainer: Racism as a social determinant of health
NPHW 2022 Explainer: Racism as a social determinant of health

The public health and health care communities have long acknowledged race and ethnicity as factors that influence health, but experts are now digging deeper to understand the ways that racism

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Student Spotlight: Student found his passion during the pandemic
Student Spotlight: Student found his passion during the pandemic

When he started at the University of Georgia, Jaquarius Raglin had a clear path in mind. He was going to be a biology major with a public health minor, then

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Finding Purpose Fighting Food Insecurity
Finding Purpose Fighting Food Insecurity

On a chilly, Thursday morning in Athens, Georgia, the aroma of sage and gravy floats through the corridors of a local church kitchen where a group of students with UGA’s

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Student Profile: Folasade Olaoye
Student Profile: Folasade Olaoye

Health Promotion major and Double Dawg student Folasade Olaoye hopes to address community health disparities by improving access to quality, nutritious food for all. “With a degree in Health Promotion

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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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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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Student Profile: Brynna Allen
Student Profile: Brynna Allen

As an intern with the Campus Kitchen at UGA, health promotion major Brynna Allen has been able to make a difference for older adults and families struggling with food insecurity.

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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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Student Profile: Charles “Ash” Warnock
Student Profile: Charles “Ash” Warnock

Charles “Ash” Warnock, a doctoral student in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, has taken advantage of the opportunities that abound at the College of Public Health to grow

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Rural communities rebuild healthy habits
Rural communities rebuild healthy habits

Obesity affects millions of Americans and increases the risk of stroke, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other causes of premature death. The percentage of U.S. adults with obesity has

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Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse
Misuse of stimulants linked to other drug abuse

College students who misuse stimulant drugs or nootropics like Adderall or Ritalin are also likely to drink heavily and use other drugs, according to new research from the University of

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Getting to Know You: Dr. Marcus Dumas
Getting to Know You: Dr. Marcus Dumas

The College of Public Health has welcomed five new faculty this fall who we want to introduce to the wider CPH community. Up this week is Dr. Marcus Dumas, who

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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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Partnering with clergy to prevent domestic violence
Partnering with clergy to prevent domestic violence

Domestic violence remains a serious and widespread problem in the U.S., particularly for women from racial or ethnic minorities, who experience higher rates of abuse than the national average. Now,

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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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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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Alumni Profile: Ayanna Robinson
Alumni Profile: Ayanna Robinson

Ayanna Robinson’s (Ph.D. ’18) work measuring the impact of public health programming and informing public health decision-making has earned her national recognition. Yet she’s not resting on her laurels. Passionate

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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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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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People with disabilities faced pandemic triage biases
People with disabilities faced pandemic triage biases

When COVID-19 patients began filling up ICUs throughout the country in 2020, health care providers faced difficult decisions. Health care workers had to decide which patients were most likely to

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Student Profile: Ana Balthazar
Student Profile: Ana Balthazar

Ana Balthazar, a health promotion major with minors in both global health and disaster management, has relished the opportunities offered through the College of Public Health to gain hands-on experience

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Seawell Award recipient champions next generation of public health leaders
Seawell Award recipient champions next generation of public health leaders

Katie Darby Hein, a clinical assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2021 Lee Anne Seawell Faculty Recognition Award from the

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New UGA center to combat global human trafficking
New UGA center to combat global human trafficking

Each year, an estimated 800,000 people are trafficked globally, though the true number may be higher. In a quest to arm officials and stakeholders around the globe with more accurate

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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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Student Profile: Abigail Craven
Student Profile: Abigail Craven

On track to pursue a nursing degree next fall, health promotion major Abigail Craven looks forward to putting what she has learned at the UGA College of Public Health into

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Advice for implementing workplace wellness policies
Advice for implementing workplace wellness policies

Many adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work, and the influence of the workplace on personal health has gained attention from health experts and employers. In the

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UGA introduces Strategic Health & Risk Communication certificate
UGA introduces Strategic Health & Risk Communication certificate

Moving to address the growing demand for professional health communicators, UGA is introducing an interdisciplinary certificate in Strategic Health & Risk Communication. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and

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UGA researcher to study impact of online dating abuse on marginalized teens
UGA researcher to study impact of online dating abuse on marginalized teens

UGA’s Danielle Lambert has received a $250,000 award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to research how cyber dating abuse impacts marginalized adolescents in the South. For

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UGA study outlines legacy of unfair housing policies exposing Black families to toxins
UGA study outlines legacy of unfair housing policies exposing Black families to toxins

New research from the University of Georgia demonstrates how unfair housing policies work to endanger the health of Black communities. The study highlights three cases where Black communities were exposed

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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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Kids with special needs still face care gaps
Kids with special needs still face care gaps

Despite the advantages of patient-centered care models, kids with special health care needs still face challenges in finding the full range of support they need, according to new research from

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Alumni Profile: Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton
Alumni Profile: Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton

Motivated by a desire to help others embrace healthy lifestyles, Quintunya Chapman-Hamilton (BSHP ’16) fell in love with public health during her very first health promotion class at CPH. Now

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CPH announces 2021 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Mini-Grant Winners
CPH announces 2021 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Mini-Grant Winners

Three student-led outreach projects addressing health disparities in the Athens-Clarke County community have been selected for funding through the UGA College of Public Health’s 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mini-Grants

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UGA student partners with local Council on Aging
UGA student partners with local Council on Aging

In January 2020, Jessica Shotwell gave her first lesson at the Athens Community Council on Aging. Just two months later, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about disruption and uncertainty, and Shotwell’s

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Student Profile: Megan Anandappa
Student Profile: Megan Anandappa

Through local volunteerism and work as an emergency medical technician, health promotion major, and aspiring physician Megan Anandappa is living her passion for community health. DEGREE OBJECTIVE: B.S. in Health

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Student Spotlight: Pastor heads to grad school to learn counseling, health
Student Spotlight: Pastor heads to grad school to learn counseling, health

When she’s not “Pastor Maggie” at Mercy Community Church in Atlanta, Maggie Leonard is a graduate student at the University of Georgia pursuing joint master’s degrees in public health and

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Two CPH faculty members named 2020-21 Service-Learning Fellows
Two CPH faculty members named 2020-21 Service-Learning Fellows

College of Public Health faculty members Sarah Saint Hamilton and Rebecca Wells were among the eight UGA faculty members selected by the Office of Service-Learning for participation in its yearlong

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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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Student Profile: Isabella Pollard
Student Profile: Isabella Pollard

Through service-learning opportunities available through the College of Public Health, health promotion major and CPH student ambassador Isabella Pollard has been helping older adults lead healthier and happier lives. DEGREE

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Office location linked to body size, study finds
Office location linked to body size, study finds

Is your office located on the opposite end of the building from the copier? That might be a good thing for your waistline. A new study from the University of

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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 student named APHA maternal and child health section fellow
CPH student named APHA maternal and child health section fellow

University of Georgia College of Public Health doctoral student Kandyce Hylick was one of 10 students selected to be a 2020-2021 APHA Maternal and Child Health Section fellow. Fellows are

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Outdoor exercise beneficial, especially during COVID-19
Outdoor exercise beneficial, especially during COVID-19

In the early days of the pandemic as gyms were shutting down and team sports were ceasing play, it wasn’t clear whether exercising outside was safe. “The early information on

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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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Student Spotlight: Building a community for rural students
Student Spotlight: Building a community for rural students

How does an introvert from rural Georgia make friends at UGA? For Briana Hayes, being named Miss University of Georgia changed her whole college experience. The title expanded her network

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McDuffie County intern reflects on summer healthcare work
McDuffie County intern reflects on summer healthcare work

Originally published in the UGA Archway Partnership News. My name is Courtney Chaffin and I am a fourth year undergraduate Health Promotion and Behavior student at the University of Georgia.

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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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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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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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UGA Institute of Gerontology launches center to bridge urban-rural gaps in Alzheimer’s care
UGA Institute of Gerontology launches center to bridge urban-rural gaps in Alzheimer’s care

Approximately 6 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ARD) or mild cognitive impairment, and that number is forecasted to reach 15 million by 2060.

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Faculty member works to address sexual violence on campus
Faculty member works to address sexual violence on campus

Violence prevention, and specifically sexual violence prevention, is a crucial area of research and outreach in public health. In the last several years, it seems like more survivors of sexual

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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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Student Profile: Anthony Keeling
Student Profile: Anthony Keeling

Anthony Keeling is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in health promotion whose interest in medicine and healthcare developed into a passion for public health. EXPECTED GRADUATION: Spring 2020 DEGREE OBJECTIVE:

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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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Seed grant research explores impact of environment on state childhood obesity policy
Seed grant research explores impact of environment on state childhood obesity policy

Janani Thapa, an assistant professor of health policy and management in the College of Public Health, and a multi-disciplinary team of UGA researchers will study how the built environment surrounding

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Student Profile: Cameron Thomas
Student Profile: Cameron Thomas

Cameron Thomas is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in health promotion who wants to improve health equity and service delivery for families and children. EXPECTED GRADUATION: Spring 2020 DEGREE OBJECTIVE:

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Many women still face major barriers to breastfeed at work, finds UGA study
Many women still face major barriers to breastfeed at work, finds UGA study

Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, according to a new study from

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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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UGA’s DeJoy Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
UGA’s DeJoy Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

University of Georgia professor emeritus Dr. David M. DeJoy was honored with the Lifetime Career Achievement Award by the American Psychological Association at the 2019 Work, Stress and Health conference

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Student Profile: Briana Hayes
Student Profile: Briana Hayes

At first glance, Briana Hayes’ list of accomplishments reads like that of a typical high achiever at UGA. She is third-year health promotion major with an interest in community health,

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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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Focus on Faculty: Lisa Renzi-Hammond
Focus on Faculty: Lisa Renzi-Hammond

Lisa Renzi-Hammond, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, conducts research that seeks to change how our society understands and supports people living with age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Where

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Student Profile: Erica Taylor  
Student Profile: Erica Taylor  

Erica Taylor is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior whose research is dedicated towards improving the mental health and prenatal care of minority women

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UGA receives $15.75 million to combat human trafficking
UGA receives $15.75 million to combat human trafficking

The University of Georgia has been selected to receive $15.75 million from the U.S. Department of State to expand programming and research to measurably reduce human trafficking. The new award,

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Students contribute to NE Georgia’s first student-based health clinic
Students contribute to NE Georgia’s first student-based health clinic

This fall, the Clarke County School District (CCSD) opened Northeast Georgia’s first school-based health center (SBHC) on Athens’ east side. One-third of adults and one in four children in Athens-Clarke

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Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight
Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight

Health and wellness programs are becoming more common in the workplace, as employers look to boost productivity and keep their workforce healthy and happy. But with so many types of

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CPH In the Media: September 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: September 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2019: A study, recently published by doctoral student Brooke Douglas and professor Pamela Orpinas in the

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Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills
Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about other people, and grow emotionally. Yet

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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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Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis
Researchers get $1.4M to combat opioid crisis

In 2017, with about 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) declared a public health emergency

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Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support
Study shows Facebook groups aid breastfeeding support

Facebook could be the key to helping mothers overcome breastfeeding challenges. That’s according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Researchers found that mom-to-mom breastfeeding support groups on

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Beer chosen as one of UGA’s first Innovation Fellows
Beer chosen as one of UGA’s first Innovation Fellows

Jenay Beer and fellow UGA faculty member Hitesh Handa have been selected as UGA’s inaugural Innovation Fellows for fall 2019. Throughout the semester, the pair will receive a crash course

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Delta Omega selects doctoral student Jessica Shotwell to present at APHA 2019
Delta Omega selects doctoral student Jessica Shotwell to present at APHA 2019

University of Georgia College of Public Health doctoral student Jessica Shotwell will present her research as part of the Delta Omega poster session at the 2019 American Public Health Association

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Amazing Student: Jessica Shotwell
Amazing Student: Jessica Shotwell

Doctoral student Jessica Shotwell is passionate about public health and is researching ways to facilitate and improve health care systems and health communication platforms so people receive equitable and equal health

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CPH In the Media: June 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: June 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2019: More people in Athens Clarke County lack health insurance now than two years ago, said

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MPH graduate Victoria Jackson featured in UGA Graduate Magazine
MPH graduate Victoria Jackson featured in UGA Graduate Magazine

Victoria Jackson, who graduated in Spring 2019 with a Master of Public Health in health promotion and behavior, was profiled in the most recent edition (Summer 2019) of the UGA

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UGA study finds link between burnout and weight gain
UGA study finds link between burnout and weight gain

A new study from the University of Georgia has found that feeling overworked contributes to a variety of unhealthy behaviors that can cause weight gain. Results from the study published

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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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Tackling trash – and public health – on the Georgia coast
Tackling trash – and public health – on the Georgia coast

We know picking up trash helps keep our environment clean, but could it also improve human health? Jennifer Gay, an associate professor in the UGA College of Public Health, is

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‘Stepped’ treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV
‘Stepped’ treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV

Alcohol abuse is common among people with HIV, leading to a host of medical and public health problems. Yet, alcohol use and addiction treatment is rarely administered in HIV clinics.

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Alumni Spotlight: Raegan Tuff
Alumni Spotlight: Raegan Tuff

Dr. Raegan Tuff is a public health champion who faithfully pursues her passion to promote the well-being of individuals and communities through research and practice.  She serves as a public

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Rural sexual minorities face mental health risks when using dating apps, UGA study finds
Rural sexual minorities face mental health risks when using dating apps, UGA study finds

For a sexual minority male living in a rural community, dating apps can be a useful way to find a potential partner. But these apps are not without risk. According

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CPH In the Media: April 2019 Roundup
CPH In the Media: April 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of April 2019: The Georgia Health News featured Lisa Renzi-Hammond, an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology

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UGA group featured in case study on conducting successful multidisciplinary research
UGA group featured in case study on conducting successful multidisciplinary research

Work is central to the lives of most Americans, and the environment of a workplace can have a major influence on people’s health and safety. Likewise, the wellbeing of employees

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Consortium studying human trafficking awarded $4M
Consortium studying human trafficking awarded $4M

The University of Georgia Research Foundation received a $4 million award from the U.S. Department of State to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking in targeted communities of West Africa.

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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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UGA study outlines novel ways to engage hesitant vulnerable communities in healthcare improvement
UGA study outlines novel ways to engage hesitant vulnerable communities in healthcare improvement

Be there. Let the community see you. That’s the key to assessing the needs of vulnerable communities according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Community needs assessments

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Assistant professor studies the ways robots can help an aging population
Assistant professor studies the ways robots can help an aging population

Jenay Beer has been thinking about how people interact with robots since she was a kid. She grew up watching Star Wars, fascinated by the way R2D2 “beep-booped” his way

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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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Interdisciplinary seed grants expand telemedicine research
Interdisciplinary seed grants expand telemedicine research

Carolyn Lauckner, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, is working with Bernadette Heckman, associate professor and director of clinical training in the

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PSO Student Scholar: Matt Melatti
PSO Student Scholar: Matt Melatti

For Matt Melatti, the opportunity to be a 2018-19 PSO Student Scholar represents a way to become an active, informed citizen who knows the importance of public service. Hometown: Fayetteville, Georgia

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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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Student-led program provides health care kits for the homeless
Student-led program provides health care kits for the homeless

Graduate students at the University of Georgia College of Public Health are delivering health care to Athens’ homeless population – one gallon bag at a time. The program, called Community

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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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Marsha Davis to serve as UGA College of Public Health interim dean
Marsha Davis to serve as UGA College of Public Health interim dean

The University of Georgia has appointed Marsha Davis, professor and associate dean, as interim dean of the College of Public Health. Davis will officially assume the role on Dec. 1, following the

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UGA focuses on building a healthier Georgia through collaborative leadership
UGA focuses on building a healthier Georgia through collaborative leadership

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is a repository for services geared to help older adults and their families with issues like health and wellness, hunger and transportation. The

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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 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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Focus on Faculty: Jenay Beer
Focus on Faculty: Jenay Beer

As an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology and director of the university’s Assistive Robotics and Technology Lab, Jenay Beer conducts research at the intersection of social science and

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For HPV, mobile devices may not be silver bullet to education, vaccine uptake
For HPV, mobile devices may not be silver bullet to education, vaccine uptake

These days there’s a mobile app for just about anything, and college students are regularly interacting with apps on their smartphones. That’s why health promoters, health communicators and healthcare providers

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Jennifer Gay named 2018-2019 UGA PSO Faculty Fellow
Jennifer Gay named 2018-2019 UGA PSO Faculty Fellow

Jennifer L. Gay, a faculty member in health promotion and behavior in the UGA College of Public Health, has been named a 2018-2019 University of Georgia Public Service & Outreach

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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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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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Faculty find research, collaboration opportunities during tour of Georgia
Faculty find research, collaboration opportunities during tour of Georgia

Justin Bahl, a new faculty member in the College of Public Health, studies the spread of infectious disease. Sabriya Rice, a new faculty member in the Grady College of Journalism and

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UGA study finds people can see UV light, opens questions about consequences for eye health
UGA study finds people can see UV light, opens questions about consequences for eye health

According to almost any source about the light spectrum, visible light, the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye, is the range of wavelengths between

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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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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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UGA, Texas A&M study looks at ways to manage chronic disease in the workplace
UGA, Texas A&M study looks at ways to manage chronic disease in the workplace

A sizable fraction of the more than 150 million adults in the American workforce have at least one chronic health condition—such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or depression. For these

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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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CPH In the Media: May 2018 Roundup
CPH In the Media: May 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2018: UGA students recently found that two streams flowing through the UGA campus register high levels

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Heckman named Incoming Editor of Journal of Rural Mental Health
Heckman named Incoming Editor of Journal of Rural Mental Health

Timothy Heckman, associate dean for research and professor of health promotion and behavior at the College of Public Health, was recently named Incoming Editor of the Journal of Rural Mental

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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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Health outreach program for Latinx community shows early success
Health outreach program for Latinx community shows early success

Although it’s less than a year old, a pilot program to facilitate healthcare and social service use among native Spanish speakers in Athens-Clarke County has already exceeded its organizers’ expectations.

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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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UGA Amazing Student: Frances Dean
UGA Amazing Student: Frances Dean

Frances Dean has taken advantage of hands-on lab research, study abroad and service-learning projects that will help her reach her goal of becoming an epidemiologist so she can work with

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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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Two public health graduate students use laughs to teach sexual assault prevention
Two public health graduate students use laughs to teach sexual assault prevention

In the era of #MeToo, college campuses are a prime place to be having conversations about sexual assault prevention. But often students lack the proper knowledge or training on how

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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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Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates
Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates

While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school. The factors that may

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UGA kicks off 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy
UGA kicks off 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The College of Public Health, in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and with support from Georgia Power, opened the 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy on Feb.

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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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Phone-delivered therapy reduces depression in people living with HIV
Phone-delivered therapy reduces depression in people living with HIV

Interpersonal psychotherapy is a common, in-person treatment for depression, but new research from the University of Georgia found that this type of one-on-one therapy can be successfully delivered over the

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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 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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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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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards grant to UGA’s Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group
Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards grant to UGA’s Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group

Researchers from the UGA College of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior have received a $256,458 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to evaluate

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Renzi-Hammond to develop new eye care tech as part of UGA’s first I-Corps Cohort
Renzi-Hammond to develop new eye care tech as part of UGA’s first I-Corps Cohort

Lisa Renzi-Hammond, an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, has been selected to join the first group of faculty developing entrepreneurial projects with

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HPV vaccination rates increased post-Affordable Care Act implementation
HPV vaccination rates increased post-Affordable Care Act implementation

Since its implementation in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has provided new pathways for Americans to access the healthcare services they need. Now, new research from the University of Georgia

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Engaging in light physical activity at work leads employees to skip activity at home
Engaging in light physical activity at work leads employees to skip activity at home

New research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health is investigating the link between the amount of physical activity we get on the job and our overall health.

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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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Plant compounds found to boost brain function in older adults
Plant compounds found to boost brain function in older adults

The typical diet in the United States is sorely lacking in fruits and vegetables, but a new study from the University of Georgia a compelling reason why more of us should

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Dual degree student wins Boren Fellowship
Dual degree student wins Boren Fellowship

Rachel Ward, a student in the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health dual degree program at the University of Georgia, has been awarded a prestigious Boren Fellowship

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Healthcare workers more likely to handle chemo drugs safely when management makes safety a priority
Healthcare workers more likely to handle chemo drugs safely when management makes safety a priority

Chemotherapy drugs are designed to kill cancer cells and improve the health of a cancer patient. However, these drugs pose a health and safety risk to healthcare workers who administer

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Student Spotlight: Onyeka Okeke
Student Spotlight: Onyeka Okeke

My name is Onyeka Okeke, and I am from Marietta, Georgia. I graduate in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Behavior. I chose to obtain

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Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions
Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions

Navigating the U.S. health care system can be frustrating for anyone, but for adults with chronic medical conditions, the frustration can become overwhelming as they juggle multiple providers, medications and

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Intimate partner violence among youth linked to suicide, weapons and drug use
Intimate partner violence among youth linked to suicide, weapons and drug use

Adolescents who are violent toward their romantic partners are also more likely to think about or attempt suicide, carry a weapon, threaten others with a weapon and use drugs or

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When loved ones battle cancer, families head to Web
When loved ones battle cancer, families head to Web

Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a

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Focus on Faculty: Jennifer Gay
Focus on Faculty: Jennifer Gay

Dr. Jennifer Gay, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, conducts research that aims to help people incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives and currently is

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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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UGA to boost prevention efforts in Georgia’s high obesity counties

The University of Georgia has been awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to boost obesity prevention efforts in Georgia’s most impacted rural

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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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What the Disneyland Measles Outbreak Teaches about How Stories Go Viral

New research from Dr. Karen Hilyard, assistant professor of health communication in the UGA College of Public Health, and colleagues from the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University revealed a

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Focus on Faculty: Tamora Callands
Focus on Faculty: Tamora Callands

Dr. Tamora Callands, an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, infuses her experience conducting research across the nation and abroad directly into her teaching to pique the interest

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Hein selected at 2015-16 UGA Service-Learning Fellow

Dr. Katie Darby Hein, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, was one of 19 UGA faculty members named to the 2015-16 class of the  University of Georgia Service-Learning Fellows. Created

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Marsha Davis named to inaugural class of Women’s Leadership Fellows
Marsha Davis named to inaugural class of Women’s Leadership Fellows

Dr. Marsha Davis, professor of health promotion and behavior, is one of nine UGA faculty members selected to hone their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges

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In the News: Georgia obesity rates little changed, but still high

Dr. Marsha Davis, associate dean for outreach and engagement, commented on a new report that found three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, a rate that ranks the state 19th in the

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Wilson named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

Dr. Mark Wilson, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, is one of four UGA faculty members recently selected as a 2015-2016 SEC

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Assistant professor will explore health disparities research at NIH campus

Trina Salm Ward, an assistant professor in the UGA School of Social Work and an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, will participate

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In the News: Georgia smoking rate continues decline, CDC study shows

Dr. Nathan Hansen, department head and professor of health promotion and behavior, recently commented to the press in on a new CDC report which revealed that Georgia’s smoking rate is

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UGA using NIH grant to track vaccine attitudes with Twitter

A computational tool being developed to study vaccination attitudes and behaviors through social media could change the way researchers conduct public health surveillance. Researchers from the University of Georgia, George

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In the News: State lags in public health spending

According to a report recently released by Trust for America’s Health, Georgia rates 37th amongst states in per capita spending on public health. The study found that the $18.48 that

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Clarke County second-graders participate in UGA public health field trip

Approximately 1,300 second-grade students in the Clarke County School District visited the University of Georgia campus April 7-10 during National Public Health Week for a field trip that introduced them

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Action Pack Families starts walking club

UGA’s Action Pack Families program in Colquitt County recently made the local news with the announcement of a new walking club that will meet four times a week in Moultrie,

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UGA study finds it’s mean boys, not mean girls, who rule at school
UGA study finds it’s mean boys, not mean girls, who rule at school

Debunking the myth of the “mean girl,” new research from the University of Georgia has found that boys use relational aggression—malicious rumors, social exclusion and rejection—to harm or manipulate others

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Georgia ranked among worst states in U.S. to have a baby

This week, The Red & Black reported that Georgia ranked No. 44 on WalletHub’s list of the 2014 Best and Worse States to Have a Baby. When broken down, the state

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E-cigarettes create health debate despite advertising

In local new coverage addressing issues surrounding the new University System of Georgia Tobacco Free Campuses policy going into affect at UGA on Oct. 1, the Red & Black tackled

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UGA researcher recommends public health officials tailor messaging about bed sharing

Bed sharing, a practice where mother and infant sleep on the same surface, remains popular all over the world despite potential health risks for the infant. According to a new

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In the News: Get strong using your body weight

Our MPH students here at the UGA College of Public Health are health experts in their own right. In a recent article in the Athens Banner Herald, Deenene Chandler, an

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Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs

The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research. A qualitative study of 21 mothers in

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MSW/MPH degree offers new focus in community empowerment, program development

The UGA Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health dual degree program recently added a new area of concentration. Beginning in fall 2014, students in the program may focus on Community

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Wilson named UGA Foundation Professor of Public Health

Dr. Mark Wilson, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, was recently named UGA Foundation Professor

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HPB researchers awarded $3.15 million NIH grant to improve chronic disease management in the workplace

Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Public Health have received a 5-year, $3.15 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of

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Latest health rankings report greatest need in rural counties

Dr. Marsha Davis was recently interview by the Red & Black about the 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin

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Familiar names on list of healthier counties

Dr. Marsha Davis, Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement, recently commented in an article by Georgia Health News on the release of the 2014 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. The

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Archway on track and in focus

Cassandra Oliver, a Ph.D. student and research assistant with the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior at UGA College of Public, was mentioned this in the Habersham County’s Northeast Georgian

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HPB researchers receive grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
HPB researchers receive grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior received a one year, $308,800 grant from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

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UGA researchers explore benefits of exercise among Hispanics

The Red & Black recently a news piece about Dr. Jennifer Gay‘s research recently published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health… A heavy weight has been lifted from

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Women take control of contraceptives

Dr. Katie Hein, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, was quoted in a news piece in the Red and Black about the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate and

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Research suggests exercise reduces disease risk among Hispanic population

Over time, exposure to stress can cause wear and tear on the body. Referred to as allostatic load, this measure of stress exposure can indicate an increased risk for a

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Health Promotion student Kate Plumbee wins leadership scholarship

Kate Plumbee, an undergraduate student in health promotion, was one of twelve UGA Honors students recently awarded the William Moore Crane Leadership Scholarship, which recognizes leadership in extracurricular activities and/or

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Focus On Faculty: Pamela Orpinas
Focus On Faculty: Pamela Orpinas

Professor Pamela Orpinas has trained hundreds of teachers, parents and students in the prevention of bullying, and she incorporates that experience into her teaching in the College of Public Health.

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HPB researchers recognized by APHA for recent study on older women, public health

Earlier this month, researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health and Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health were awarded the Aetna Susan B.

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Dr. Matthew Lee Smith to be recognized as “Centenarian before Age Thirty-Five”

Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, assistant professor in the College’s Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, will be named “Centenarian before Age Thirty-Five” at the 2013 American Public Health Association Annual

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UGA researcher receives NIH Fogarty grant to improve health in Liberia

War exposure, gender-based violence, and extreme poverty following 14 years of civil war in Liberia has resulted in mental and sexual health challenges in that country that place young pregnant

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UGA researcher publishes a compendium of assessment tools for Latino family and youth programs

Pamela Orpinas, Ph.D., professor of health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health, has published a measurement manual aimed at helping researchers and others who

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Twelve students named 2013-14 PSO Student Scholars

Twelve University of Georgia undergraduate students have been selected as Public Service and Outreach Scholars for 2013-2014. Supported by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach

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Less than 10 Minutes of Brisk Activity Helps Maintain a Healthy Weight

“Short bursts of less than 10 minutes of higher-intensity physical activity reduce the risk of obesity, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion,” reports the Health Behavior News

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Dr. Matthew Lee Smith named AAHB Fellow

Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has been accepted as a Fellow in the

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UGA faculty awarded innovative instruction grants

Twenty-six University of Georgia faculty projects designed to improve teaching were recently funded through grants provided by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, in collaboration with the Office

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Lab Safety Is Tackled as a Problem of Behaviors as Much as Standards

Safety advocates have been holding out hope that the unprecedented criminal prosecution of a University of California professor, Patrick G. Harran, might finally persuade researchers to take laboratory safety more

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Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates
Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates

Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana

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State DOT looks to improve roadway safety

Roadway safety for all citizens is an important goal at the Georgia Department of Transportation. The department employs numerous programs to advance safety for all modes of transportation. Last year,

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In the News: ‘Fat-Shaming’ Strategy Pushed By Bioethicist Daniel Callahan To Help Curb Obesity

A prominent bioethicist is offering a controversial fix for America’s obesity epidemic: “fat-shaming.” Daniel Callahan, senior research scholar and president emeritus of the Hastings Center, makes the suggestion in a new

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One-third of dating teens report violence in their relationships

Nearly a third of those dating in middle and high school report abusive relationships, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. The dating violence, which the researchers

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Georgia Identifies Three Trajectories of Psychological Dating Aggression

A new study from the University of Georgia College of Public Health shows that adolescents follow three distinct trajectories of psychological dating violence perpetration and victimization: low, increasing, and high. Behaviors

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Obesity: It’s No Longer a Personal Challenge

UGA hosted a showing of HBO’s “The Weight of the Nation” in an effort to bring an awareness of the nation’s obesity epidemic to Athens, Ga. Georgia citizens are struggling,

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Challenge of obesity: How government, academia and industry work together

Georgia experts, including panelists working on the University of Georgia Obesity Initiative, will address the challenge of overweight and obese citizens in the U.S. and Georgia at a conference June

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UGA faculty create award to mark recent grad’s spirit and determination

Mark Fairclough graduated from the University of Georgia this weekend with a top honor — one that College of Public Health faculty created to recognize his perseverance and determination in

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Richard Christiana- UGA Graduate School Magazine Article: Children Playing Their Way to Health

Children playing their way to health: Richard Christiana’s hope to avert epidemics of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Christiana believes the outdoors is a place where children can be freer to

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Perception, work-life balance key factors in workplace safety, says UGA study

Six thousand workers die on the job in the U.S. each year, and millions more are injured. According to a recent University of Georgia study, a worker’s perception of safety

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UGA grant to help government workers manage weight and reduce type II diabetes

Mark Wilson, head of the department of health promotion and behavior in the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has received a grant to test different versions of a

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Grim childhood obesity ads stir critics

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is hearing strong criticism from some camps for its in-your-face advertising campaign designed to attack Georgia’s childhood obesity epidemic. But the pediatric health system stands firmly

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Dr. Mark Wilson Awarded Grant for Weight Management Study

Dr. Mark Wilson, the head of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, has received a grant to test variations of

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With safety in mind, UGA may tighten rules covering scooters

Scooter riders at the University of Georgia may see stricter safety policies governing use of the little two-wheeled vehicles on the Athens campus — but some officials would like to

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Comprehensive UGA study reveals patterns in firefighter fatalities

Heart attacks, not smoke inhalation, most common cause of death While the number of fires is on the decline, firefighter deaths are not —and a new University of Georgia study

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In the News: Cyber-bullying comes to Peachtree City school

It’s the least physical and non-confrontational, but perhaps the most public way to humiliate and intimidate others: cyber-bullying. Such behavior recently took a high-profile turn in Peachtree City, a planned

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Texting while driving sends ominous message: It’s dangerous

No one questions that texting while driving is a dangerous habit. Yet legislation banning this practice in several states — including Georgia — might not be enough to curb a

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UGA researchers receive grants to reduce childhood obesity in Georgia communities

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia researchers recently received funding to find ways to prevent or reduce childhood obesity, a health crisis of epidemic proportions in Georgia, through partnerships among

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Treatment for nicotine addiction inconsistent across the country

Athens, Ga . – Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the disparity in available treatment

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Faculty Profile: The Orpinas File

Pamela Orpinas, professor of health promotion and behavior, talks with uga research editor Helen Fosgate about her research on bullying and violence in school settings and her belief that all

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UGA College of Public Health receives renewal grant to evaluate programs designed to make Georgia roads safer

Athens, Ga. – For the sixth consecutive year, researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health’s department of health promotion and behavior will evaluate the effectiveness of law

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