CPH In the Media: June 2022 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2022:

Erin Lipp, professor of environmental health science, spoke to WUGA-FM and Flagpole about rising COVID-19 cases. Her lab has been monitoring virus levels in Athens Clarke County wastewater since 2020.

WUGA-FM recently featured a new series of DeATH Cafes, a news series of community events hosted by faculty from the UGA Institute of Gerontology, aimed at destigmitizing death while helping people make the most of their finite lives. 

A study by Clayton Edenfield, a doctoral student in the Department of Environmental Health Science, was referenced by Health24 in an article on the COVID-19’s impact on male fertility.

The Cognitive Aging Research and Education (CARE) Center, led by the Institute of Gerontology, was referenced in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on  dementia education, diagnosis, and support in Georgia.

Grace Bagwell Adams, associate professor and principle investigator of the Athens Wellbeing Project, shared findings on WUGA-FM from AWP’s latest survey, providing new insights on the pandemic’s impacts and healthcare access in Athens Clarke County.

A recent study by health policy & management associate professor Janani Thapa found that, which three out of four teens aren’t getting enough exercise, improving a school’s climate could increase physical activity. The findings were reported by Mirage News, WGAU Radio, Science Daily, New York Post, Medical Xpress, WUGA-FM, NJ Family, Earth, The Red & Black, Daily Mail, The Hill, The Washington Times, Study Finds, Consumer Affairs, SBG Media Online,

Heather Together Georgia, an interdisciplinary outreach effort at led by the UGA College of Public Health, was featured in the Albany Herald, KPVI, The Georgia Sun.

Brian Joseph (MPH ’18), assistant director of The Sparrow’s Nest, spoke about his involved in the ministry in a feature by UGA Today.

The Meridian Star reported that alumnae Barbara Zeller (BSHP, MPH) has been appointed executive director of the Mississippi Children’s Museum.

Crisis Pregnancy Center Map, a online resource developed by faculty members in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, was referenced in articles on Vox, The Verge, The Olympian, Mashable  Prism, Reveal, TruthoutSheerpostThe Sentinel AssamThe Hans IndiaWorldAkkam, Healthline, Medical News Today.

Andrea Swarztendruber, professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, spoke to The New York Times, Time, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Marketplace about the potential reproductive health impacts of crisis pregnancy centers. She also spoke to Fast Company about how access to emergency contraception could change post-Roe.

Posted June 30, 2022.