UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2019:
More people in Athens Clarke County lack health insurance now than two years ago, said Grace Bagwell Adams, an assistant professor in health policy and management and principal investigator of the community-wide Athens Wellbeing Project. Adams shared this and other recent AWP data findings during a meeting with inter-agency partners last week. Highlights of the meeting, which was open to the public, are provided by the Athens Banner Herald. Additional coverage of the AWP findings was provided via WUGA, WSB Atlanta, and WXIA.
Research from Heather Padilla, an assistant professor in health promotion and behavior and the UGA Workplace Health Group member, has found that feeling overworked contributes to a variety of unhealthy behaviors that can cause weight gain. The study, published in the Journal of Health Psychology, points to the role work stress can play in our ability to adopt the necessary strategies to maintain a healthy weight. The findings were also reported via WGAU, Medicine News Line, Technology.org, Health News Digest, Psychiatry Advisor, Live Past 100 Well, and News Medical.
This month, Dr. Cham Dallas, University Professor and director of the UGA Institute for Disaster Management, testified at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security’s recent hearing on “U.S. Biodefense, Preparedness, and Implications of Antimicrobial Resistance for National Security.” A world-renowned expert in disaster preparedness, he spoke specifically to the status of U.S. preparedness and response in biodefense at the local level. Additional coverage of the hearing can be found via Homeland Preparedness News.
Posted June 30, 2019.