UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of February 2021:
Related to COVID-19 –
Toni Miles, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, discussed the overwhelming sense of loss experienced by both residents and staff at long-term care facilities during the pandemic for Psycom Pro and the impact of grief among nurses for Actions News Now.
Toni Miles also spoke to online magazine Fenix (behind paywall) for an article on how to mourn during a pandemic.
Kerstin Emerson, an associate clinical professor in the Institute of Gerontology, commented on the impact of loneliness on older adults living in long-term care facilities where visitation has been tightly restricted for Georgia Health News. The story was also covered by WABE FM.
Curt Harris, director of the Institute of Disaster Management, and Andreas Handel, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, were featured in WalletHub’s in Ask the Expert panel on how communities can stay safe as the pandemic continues as part of an article ranking U.S. states on safety. Read Curt’s comments and Andreas’ comments.
Grace Bagwell Adams, associate professor of health policy and management, spoke with the Red & Black about the differences in UGA and Georgia Tech’s COVID-19 policies.
Nathan Hansen, head of the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, reflects on the parallels between the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the 1980’s AIDS Crisis in The Red & Black.
Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology, joined other experts in explaining the recent drop in cases and deaths related to COVID-19 in a report by CNN en Español.
Other mentions –
Grace Bagwell Adams’s work collecting data on access to childcare in Athens for the Athens Wellbeing Project was covered by Flagpole Magazine.
Posted February 28, 2021