CPH In the Media: December 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of December 2018:

A recent study from Dr. Changwei Li, assistant professor in epidemiology and biostatistics, shed some light on the relationship between high blood pressure treatment and stroke on long-term health.  Additional coverage of the story can be found at bloodsugardiabetes.orgMedicine News LineScience DailyDrugNewsMedicalnewser, and Health News Digest.

Dr. Andrea Swartzendruberan assistant professor in epidemiology and biostatistics and lead investigator of the CPC Map project, spoke to Politico about how faith-based, crisis pregnancy centers are increasingly seeking federal funds available to full-service, women’s health clinics. Dr. Swartzendruber’s interview with Politico was referenced in a piece on the Daily Caller.

Dr. Kerstin Emerson, a clinical assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology, addressed loneliness as a public health issue on GPB Atlanta’s On Second Thought, and shared insights on tackling loneliness in your community this holiday season with the Athens Banner Herald.  Additional coverage of Dr. Emerson’s work on the health risks of loneliness can be found at HealthDay and U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Marsha Davis, interim dean of the UGA College of Public Health, spoke to the Georgia Health News about Georgia’s move up two spots to 39th in the United Health Foundation’s annual state health rankings. The 2018 America’s Health Rankings report found Georgia mirrored national trends with an increase in adult obesity and a reduced rate of children in poverty.  Additional coverage of the story can be found at the Albany Herald and Statesboro Herald.

Dr. Donglan Zhang, assistant professor of health policy and management, was one of 19 authors invited to speak at a special Health Affairs briefing promoting the journal’s December 2018 issue dedicated to telehealth. Dr. Zhang’s paper and presentation offered findings on the expansion of telestroke services and how it improves quality of care in super rural areas. Click here to view or listen to the briefing.

Posted December 31, 2018.