UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2021:
Related to COVID-19 –
Kerstin Emerson, a clinical associate professor at the Institute of Gerontology, was interviewed for BBC’s HealthCheck podcast about the resilience of America’s oldest citizens during the pandemic.
Mark Ebell, a physician and professor of epidemiology at CPH, was one of many experts calling for more restrictions in response to the latest COVID surge in Georgia Health News.
Toni Miles, a professor of epidemiology, spoke to California’s Action News Now on issues related to grief and loss created by the pandemic.
Grace Bagwell Adams, assistant dean of outreach, engagement, and equity, gave an update on post-holiday COVID community spread and hospitalizations in and around Athens-Clarke County for WUGA FM.
José Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health and former Biden transition team member, spoke to 95.5 WSB about COVID-19 vaccination distribution efforts under the new administration.
Other mentions –
Rebecca Wells, a clinical assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, spoke to WUGA FM about her recent study which found that kids with special needs still face care gaps. The study received additional coverage at Health Day.
Grace Bagwell Adams, who leads the Athens Wellbeing Project, shared local data on child care costs and availability in Athens during a joint meeting with the Clarke County Board of Education and the Athens-Clarke County Board of Commissioners aimed at examining current outreach programs that touch hundreds of schoolchildren in Athens. The meeting was covered by the Athens Banner-Herald.
Posted January 31, 2021