UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2021:
Research by epidemiology professor Toni Miles on the impacts of grief – and specifically in the context of COVID-19 – were referenced in two recent stories that appeared in the New York Times and the Minnesota Star Tribune.
Andrea Swarzendruber, associate professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, was quoted in an article for The Guardian about 10 U.S. states that have redirected money meant for TANF to anti-abortion clinics.
Lisa Renzi-Hammond, associate professor in the Institute of Gerontology, provided context on Georgia’s dementia care support infrastructure for an article by Georgia Health News on recent healthcare rankings that put Georgia at #50 for senior health.
Dr. Renzi-Hammond was also quoted in a story by the AJC on the newly FDA-approved Alzheimer’s drug.
Health promotion student Jaquarius Raglin featured in a story on UGA Today about UGA’s passport initiative to reduce barriers to travel for study abroad.
Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was quoted in a WebMD article exploring the challenges patients and frontline professionals currently face in determining the percentage of health care workers who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19.
A study by alumnae Marilyn Wolff (PhD ’19), which found that physical activity could help health care workers manage stress and prevent burnout, was featured in News Medical, Medical Xpress, and Technology Networks. Co-authors of the study included health promotion and behavior faculty members Jennifer Gay and Mark Wilson.
Posted June 30, 2021.