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 Guy” about why rapid COVID tests are not as reliable as tests that take more than a few minutes to return results. Dr. Cordero also commented on Georgia’s status as one of the states with the lowest percent of people vaccinated for WSB TV.
Research by Toni Miles, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was featured in a New York Times guest essay which argued that the COVID-19 pandemic’s impending grief crisis will have long-term consequences on public health.
Local wastewater surveillance efforts undertaken by environmental health professor Erin Lipp and her laboratory were referenced in a Flagpole article noting a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the Athens area.
Adam Chen, associate professor of health policy and management at #UGAPublicHealth, spoke to the global inequities that impact the current “vaccine passport” debate this past week on WUGA FM’s Athens News Matters.
Alumnae and doula Imani Byers (MSW/MPH ’17) spoke to WSAV TV about how doulas can help build awareness about the systemic health disparities faced by Black mothers by amplifying the voices of Black women in birthing spaces.
Alumnus Asher Rosinger (MPH ’12), now the Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health and director of the Water, Health, and Nutrition Laboratory at Penn State, wrote an article for The Conversation US explores why the public’s growing distrust of the safety of their tap water is a public health problem.
Posted April 30, 2021.