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 are more contagious to close contacts. CPH co-authors include Andreas Handel, Ye Shen, and alumnus Leonardo Martinez. The study was covered by UGA Today. Additional coverage by Patch, WGAU, EurekAlert! , Science Daily, BW Business World, Archyde, Eurasia Review, Pharmacy Practice News, Infectious Disease Special Edition.
Another study from Yang Ge and Ye Shen suggests that officials should prioritize contact tracing and quarantine in their efforts to control COVID-19 surges. The story, also covered by UGA Today, received additional pickup from WGAU, Data Source Hub, Albany Herald, Science Daily, Clayton News Daily, Gwinnett Post, Florida News Times.
Pamela Orpinas, professor of health promotion & behavior, helped developed an online training program that leverages the influence of religion to prevent intimate partner violence in Korean American communities. The story was covered by UGA Today, Eurasia Review, Patch, Newswise.
Grace Bagwell Adams, CPH assistant dean for outreach, equity and inclusion, spoke to WUGA’s Athens News Matters and the WUGA News Desk about the strain the delta variant is placing on local healthcare infrastructure and the healthcare workers who staff it.
Kenya Murray, an epidemiology doctoral student and Health Equity Fellow, shared her experiences in NYC during the first wave of COVID-19 and addressed the need to improve representation of Black men and women in public health on a recent episode of the Trestle Collective’s Better In Real Life podcast.
Posted August 31, 2021.