UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2020:
A study by health promotion & behavior graduate student Rachel McCardel and assistant professor Heather Padilla which surveyed breastfeeding resources in the workplace continues to pick up media coverage with reporting from U.S. News & World Report, WebMD, ASPPH, HealthDay, UC San Diego Health, BizWomen, Health24, and Newsgram.
In a series of UGA Today features, José Cordero, head of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, shared his insights on gauging the risk of the novel coronavirus, other respiratory diseases, as well as who is vulnerable. Curt Harris, director of the Institute for Disaster Management, addressed the novel coronavirus from the perspective of best practices for first responders and medical professionals. Expert insights from Cordero and Harris continue to be a part of ongoing coverage of the Coronavirus Disease-2019 outbreak at CBS 46, Newswise, Health News Digest, WUGA, HR Dive, News Amed, Medicine Net, Atlanta Journal Constitution, WSB Atlanta, AJC, AJC, AJC, AJC, 11Alive, ASPPH Friday Letter, and News Medical.
In a radio story featured on WUGA-FM, health policy and management assistant professor Janani Thapa shared her insights on the health and economic benefits of avoiding the all-you-can-eat university meal plan in favor of doing your own cooking.
Alumnae Alejandra Calva (MSW-MPH ’19) was profiled on the Faces of Athens. Calva is the coordinator of Lazos Hispanos, a program to facilitate healthcare and social service use among native Spanish speakers in Athens-Clarke County. She also works at Mercy Health Center in Athens, as part of the Whole Person Care Team.
Assistant professor Lisa Renzi-Hammond spoke to WUGA FM about the rollout of a new local support program, led by the Institute of Gerontology in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, for those living with early-stage dementia and their caregivers.
Posted February 28, 2020.