UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2020:
Stacy Zhang, along with Janani Thapa and Adam Chen, faculty members in the Department of Health Policy & Management, are identifying policies and interventions that can reduce disparities in cardiovascular health across all Georgia counties, using agent-based modelling. The story was covered in The Covington News.
Public health minor Kendall Henry wrote an editorial published in the City of South Fulton Observer about her experiences as a student in the South Fulton school district have led to her current successes as a student at UGA.
Healthier Together Taliaferro, a project led by the UGA College of Public Health and UGA Extension, was featured in an article published in Georgia Health News about the challenges of introducing and sustaining wellness programs in rural communities. The article was also featured in the Albany Herald and Kaiser Health News Morning Briefing for Jan. 7.
Ashley Wells (MPH ’05), alumnae and former faculty member at the College, was selected to participate in Wilma Magazine’s 2020 Leadership Institute. Wells currently serves as Assistant Dean for Community Engagement at University of North Carolina Wilmington College of Health & Human Sciences.
Jennifer Gay, an associate professor of health promotion and behavior, spoke to the Georgia Health News about the high levels of physical activity in Georgia and its potential causes, such as long commutes and sedentary jobs.
A study by health promotion & behavior graduate student Rachel McCardel and assistant professor Heather Padilla found that, despite protections in the workplace, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the breastfeeding resources they need. McCardel was interviewed on WUGA FM’s Athens News Matters about this work. Additional coverage at EurekAlert, Science Daily, WGAU, Athens Banner Herald, Motherly, Inc., Technology, Human Resources Director, Occupational Health & Safety, and Outlook India.
CPH alumnae Ngan Nguyen (MPH ’14) was profiled on the Georgia State University New Hub this month. Now a student a law student at Georgia State University, Nguyen is combining her public health expertise with an understanding of health law in order to improve patient care and increase health operations and management efficiency.
Mercola published an article examining a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Roche, the maker of Tamiflu. A 2017 editorial written in BMJ by epidemiology professor Dr. Mark Ebell, who stated the WHO decision to downgrade the drug came too late, was referenced in the piece.
Adam Chen, associate professor of health policy and management, joined a panel of experts on CGTN World Insight to discuss the ongoing response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. He spoke to the role community health centers can play in responding to the outbreak. Watch the video here (start at 9:37).
Posted January 31, 2020.