UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of January 2024:
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.
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.
Posted January 31, 2024.