CPH In the Media: July 2021 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of July 2021:

Rebecca Wells, clinical assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, spoke to WUGA-FM about “Treasure Maps: The Georgia Storytelling Roadshow,” a free, pop-up, interactive, outdoor theatre which visited Athens on July 7 to build awareness and celebrate the complex lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Stacy Zhang and Kerstin Emerson, with CPH co-authors Janani Thapa, Adam Chen, and Ye Shen, examined the impact of language isolation on the mortality of older Mexican Americans. The study was covered by UGA Today. Additional coverage by WGAUNews Medical , Florida News TimesThe Health GuildNewswiseMedicalXpress.

Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, weighed in on a recent investigation by Georgia Health News and WebMD exploring vaccination rates among health care workers and the gaps that exist in reporting hospital vaccinations.

Later, Ebell commented on Piedmont Healthcare’s decision to require vaccines and the resistance by some health care workers to get vaccinated. The story was covered by AJCHenry Herald, Albany HeraldThe Marietta Daily Journal, Stateboro Herald,  Now Habersham, WSB-TV and WGAU-TV.

Double Dawg alumnus Zac Adams (BS/MPH ‘) was profiled by the AU/UGA Medical Partnership for his continued work with the partnership’s mobile clinic amidst COVID-19.

UGA’s student group focused on ending campus period poverty, Project Red, which is advised by Andrea Swarzendruber, associate professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, was mentioned in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Grace Bagwell Adams, CPH assistant dean for outreach, equity and inclusion, joined a panel of health care experts on WUGA’s Athens News Matters to discuss the recent rise of coronavirus cases due to the Delta variant, increasing Georgia’s vaccination rate, and what the next few months could look like.

A study by Kerstin Emerson, a clinical associate professor in the Institute of Gerontology, shed light on the adverse connection between linguistic isolation and health in older Mexican Americans. The story was covered by Newswise, EurekAlert, Mirage News, Patch.com, TuSalud, and PatientEngagementHIT.

UGA’s student group focused on ending campus period poverty, Project Red, which is advised by epidemiology and biostatistics associate professor Andrea Swartzendruber, was mentioned in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Alumnae Marilyn Wolff (PhD ’19) spoke to WUGA-FM about a recent study she led that found that physical activity programming could mitigate the effects of stress and improve the mental and emotional health of our health care workforce.

Posted July 31, 2021.