UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2019:
A 2014 study in the American Journal of Public Health by gerontology researcher Dr. Kerstin Emerson and collaborator Dr. Jayani Jayawardhana was referenced in a MDLinx article about the new loneliness epidemic affecting adults.
Dr. Mark Ebell, a professor of epidemiology, provided comments to Reuters Health on a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that suggests invasive follow-up tests examining abnormalities found with lung cancer screening may lead to more complications and extra healthcare costs than doctors previously thought. Dr. Ebell’s own research has examined the potential harms associated with overdiagnosis and lung cancer screenings. Additional coverage at KFGO FM, MD Alert.
Briana Hayes, a second-year health promotion student from Baxley, Ga., was crowned Miss University of Georgia 2019 at the annual scholarship competition held Jan. 12 in the UGA Fine Arts Auditorium. Additional coverage WGAU, The Red and Black, and Baxley News-Banner.
Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was quoted by Tonic/Vice in an article which explored recent efforts by crisis pregnancy centers to offer more medical services so they can bill insurers and become eligible for federal family planning grants. CU-CitizenAccess also quoted Dr. Swartzendruber in a recent feature about crisis pregnancy centers, as well as referenced findings from the Crisis Pregnancy Center Map project.
Posted January 31, 2019.