CPH In the Media: January 2024

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2024:

José Cordero, professor and head of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, authored an opinion piece for the AJC on Georgia’s dire need for better prenatal and postnatal care.

The Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group’s new grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety was reported on WUGA FM.

Heather Padilla, director of the Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group,  was quoted in a New York Times story on why American drivers and traffic accidents are getting worse.

Ishtiaque Fazlul, assistant professor of health policy and management, co-authored an article for the Brookings Institution blog about how Predicted Academic Performance can be used to target resources toward at-risk students more effectively than alternative risk indicators.

Spencer Fox, assistant professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, spoke with WUGA FM about rising COVID-19, RSV, and flu cases following the holiday season.

The Cognitive Aging Research and Education Center (CARE)‘s work to improving dementia research and care in Georgia was highlighted on UGA Research. The CARE Center is housed in the Institute of Gerontology at UGA Public Health.

MPH alum Derek Cooper discussed his work with UGA Extension on radon prevention with WUGA FM.

Kerstin Emerson, a clinical associate professor in health promotion and behavior, recently co-authored a pilot study examining whether or on fostering a cat could help older adults combat loneliness and isolation. Emerson and her collaborators shared the 12 month follow up stories of participants on the Oxford University Press’s Blog.

Research by Mark Ebell, physician and professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, suggests the hefty cost, time burden and potential side effects of new Alzheimer drugs may not be worth the minimal benefit. The findings were covered by the WUGA FM, Futurity, Medical Xpress, The Red & Black, McKnights Long-Term Care News, Mirage News, HCP Live, WGAU Radio, and others.

A recent study by Christina Proctor, clinical assistant professor of health promotion & behavior, found women farmer workers more apt to binge drink. The research findings were covered by media outlets that included  Futurity, Farm Progress, AG Daily, Medical Xpress, Griffin Daily News, and more.

Data from CPC Map, led by Andrea Swartzendruber and Danielle Lambert in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, was cited in a number articles this month, including Block Club Chicago, .

Posted January 31, 2024.