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 a study in the Pan American Journal of Public Health on how older adults are coping with isolation and stress during the pandemic. The study was covered in UGA Today and referenced in U.S. News & World Report, and Psych Central.

A story featuring the experiences of doctoral student Megan Bramlett and MSW-MPH student Sombal Bari as Georgia contact tracers was covered by the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Health policy and management associate professor Adam Chen was quoted in a story by the Wall Street Journal asking why China’s CDC, which has a division responsible for controlling new contagions, failed to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

José Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health, spoke to Georgia Health News about the health risks of visiting bars amid rising COVID-19 cases. The story received additional coverage by WABE, the Albany Herald, and the Statesboro Herald.

Andreas Handel, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was quoted in a Courthouse News story about public health concerns over Georgia’s inability to control the spread of COVID-19.

Epidemiologist Toni Miles’ insights on handling grief during COVID-19 was covered by Weight Watchers.

Environmental health science professor Travis Glenn weighed in on the health risks of voting in person for the Daily Beast.

Chrissy Proctor, a clinical assistant professor of health promotion and behavior,  provided tips for safely swimming during the pandemic for Women’s Running. Chrissy also penned an op-ed for the AJC on the risks Athens’ bar scene poses to COVID-19 spread at UGA and in Athens.

Travis Glenn and Chrissy Proctor once again provided a public health perspective to questions about the college football season for the AJC.

Epidemiology professor Mark Ebell spoke to the Red & Black over concerns about UGA’s testing program, and he was a featured guest on the paper’s weekly podcast, The Front Page, on the same issue.

Ebell and Grace Bagwell Adams, associate professor of health policy and management, joined a panel of health experts discussing COVID-19 stats for WUGA’s Athens News Matters.

Other mentions 

For the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, University Professor Cham Dallas wrote a commentary for The Conversation on how the U.S. should prepare for a nuclear event. The piece was covered by The Telegraph and the Houston Chronicle, among others.

The Crisis Pregnancy Center Map, led by epidemiology and biostatitics professor Andrea Swartzendruber and doctoral student Danielle Lambert, was referenced in articles for Mic, the New Yorker’s The Cut, and The Guardian, all covering how CPCs received millions in federal coronavirus relief funding.

Posted August 31, 2020.