UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2022:
Wastewater surveillance research led by Erin Lipp, professor of environmental health science, was featured on Kaiser Health News, WUGA-FM, Athens News Matters, and The Flagpole. Lipp and her lab have been monitoring coronavirus levels in local wastewater since 2020.
Lipp also spoke to The New Republic about the public health impact of failing septic systems in waterfront communities in the U.S.
Christina Proctor, clinical assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, spoke to Georgia Public Broadcasting about her research focused on addressing substance abuse and improving mental health resources in Georgia’s agricultural community.
PR Newswire reported that Kandyce Hylick, a doctoral student in the Department of Promotion & Behavior, joined the non-profit maternal health advocacy organization 2020 Mom as policy analyst.
Crisis Pregnancy Center Map, a online resource developed by faculty members in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, was referenced by multiple news outlets this month including The Washington Post, Vice, Bloomberg, Mashable.
A study by health policy and management associate professor Janani Thapa found physically active adolescents may be more likely to use electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or vapes, than their less active peers. The findings were reported by Yahoo! News, US News, WUGA, WGAU, Mirage News, Medical Xpress, AJC, Health Day.
Healthier Together, a CDC-funded, interdisciplinary program led by UGA College of Public Health aimed an improving health food and physical activity options in rural, high obesity counties in Georgia was featured on UGA Today. Additional coverage at the Albany Herald.
MSW/MPH student Haley Zagoria was among experts invited to testify before an committee of Georgia lawmakers about the effectiveness of psilocybin in treating PTSD in veterans. Capitol Beat reported on the committee meeting.
Posted August 31, 2022.