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 of Sciences workshop for public health and emergency response officials. Dallas shared “speculative” analyses of nuclear detonations modeled for several cities, and discussed what makes medical planning for a large nuclear detonation more difficult. Coverage on BuzzFeed, with follow up at NewsMax, Sputnik News, The Hill, Motherboard. Additional coverage in Nature and Scientific American references a 2017 study by Dr. Dallas.

Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor in epidemiology and biostatistics who studies Crisis Pregnancy Centers, was quoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Macon Telegraph in recent pieces examining CPC involvement in sexual health education in high schools.

Dr. Mark Ebell recently co-authored a JAMA Internal Medicine editorial which accompanied two recent studies on the potential harms of lung cancer screening. He was quoted on the findings in ReutersNew Hampshire Union LeaderCompuServe.news, MD Linx, Epoch Times, and Pulmonology Advisor.

A recent study by  Dr. Sarah DeYoung, an assistant professor in the Institute for Disaster Management, was featured in The Star Edmonton and on Mix 103.7 FM. The study examined the impact large-scale wildfire evacuation had on infant feeding during the Fort McMurray wildfires which took place in Alberta, Canada, in 2016.

Health policy and management assistant professor Dr. Lesley Clack provided some background on Georgia Tech’s recent ‘big data’ partnership for the Georgia Health News. Additional coverage at the Albany Herald and Gwinnett Daily Post.

In a recent Flagpole piece, Dr. Michelle Nuss, dean of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, gave a nod to the clinical health informatics fellowship program currently under development at the College of Public Health. The effort is being led by HPAM associate professor Dr. Dale Green.

Epidemiology professor Dr. Toni Miles spoke about how addressing social determinants of health can have a major impact on healthy aging with Stria News.

A five-year, $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant was awarded to researchers at Emory University and University of Georgia to help guide norovirus vaccine decision-making. Dr. Andreas Handel, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics is a collaborator on the grant. Read more. The story was picked up by WGAU 98.7FMAthens Banner Herald, and The Red & Black.

Posted August 31, 2018.