CPH In the Media: June 2023

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of June 2023:

Georgia Public Broadcasting featured a recent UGA study co-authored by health policy researcher Janani Thapa which found disparities in access to places where kids can play. Trends from the study show some of the highest disparities are in rural counties.

In addition, a 2022 study by Thapa which found physically active teens were more likely to vape was referenced in an article in the Vaping Post.

Wentao Li, assistant professor of environmental health science, spoke to Axios about the factors impacting Georgia’s higher than average skin cancer rates.

Doctoral student Jack Harth is lead author of a study which found supplementing the diet of athletes with colorful fruits and vegetables could improve their visual range. The research findings received widespread media coverage from outlets, including Earth.com, Medical Xpress, Optometry Today, The Print, Hindustan Times, BOL News, Bharat Times, Lokmat Times, News Nine, VegNews, Delecious Food, Technology Networks, Futurity.

A study led by Spencer Fox, assistant professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, found economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in a large U.S. city suffered infection rates up to 10 times as high as their counterparts in wealthier neighborhoods. The study was featured in UT News.

Kerstin Emerson, clinical associate professor in the Institute of Gerontology, spoke to AARP about the link between loneliness and health.

Meet Me at the Gardens, a pilot program created by the CARE Center in partnership with the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, was featured in an interactive, visual story from the UGA Public Service and Outreach.

Data provided by the CPC Map was cited by news outlets covering issues related to crisis pregnancy centers, including NBC News, Politico, Vox, The Daily Beast, and KNKX Public Radio.

The Cognitive Aging Research and Education (CARE) Center was highlighted in a profile in Grice Connect about donor and dementia care advocate Elliot Marsh.

Posted June 30, 2023.