UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2018:
A recent study by HPB professor Dr. Pamela Orpinas found that addressing two behaviors in the classroom could help those students most at risk of dropping out of high school. The original news release is available at UGA Today. Additional coverage at ASPPH Friday Letter, Science Daily, Phys.org, Brinkwire, NetNewsLedger, The Hans India, and Newsroom America.
Dr. Sarah DeYoung, assistant professor of HPAM in the Institute of Disaster Management, revealed in a recent study that mothers need better safe infant feeding support post-disaster. Additional coverage EurekAlert!, News Medical, and ASPPH Friday Letter.
Dr. Dale Green, associate professor in health policy and management, was one seven UGA informatics faculty members profiled in the Spring 2018 issue of Georgia magazine. The story was also shared at UGA Today.
Dr. José Cordero, head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and MSW/MPH student Alejandra Calva were the featured “Photo of the Day” in the March 27 issue of eGaMorning. Alejandra, along with Maru Castellanos, a doctoral student in epidemiology, and Martinique Edwards, a dual degree student pursuing her bachelor’s in ecology and master’s in environmental health, presented their research at a special event hosted by the UGA Graduate School on March 22.
A recent study by CPH alum Dr. Jamila Porter (DrPH ‘16) and CPH faculty members Dr. Stephen Rathbun, Dr. Phaedra Corso, Dr. Joel Lee, and Dr. Marsha Davis found that pedestrian deaths have decreased significantly in Florida since the state implemented its Complete Streets policies – laws requiring that the needs of non-vehicle users be incorporated when designing roadways. The study was published in American Journal of Public Health. News coverage via Reuters Health, KFGO Radio, GMA News.
Dr. Marsha Davis, CPH associate dean for outreach, spoke to the Georgia Health News about health disparities revealed by the 2018 County Health Rankings, produced annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The report once again showed affluent suburban counties as Georgia’s healthiest, in sharp contrast to the many rural counties lagging far behind. Additional coverage on WABE ATL, Athens Banner Herald, and Gwinnett Daily Post.
During a seminar for the Institute for Women’s Studies, Dr. Gabrielle Darville, an instructor in health promotion and behavior, shared the results of a study she conducted at the University of Florida which examined the role video games could play in educating men about the importance of HPV vaccinations. Her talk was featured in the Red & Black.
The UGA College of Public Health Office of Outreach and Engagement, in partnership with the UGA Fanning Institute for Leadership and with support from Georgia Power, kicked off the 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy in March. Read more about it here.
Dr. William Tierney, inaugural Chair of Population Health at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, spoke on the importance of data to the health of patients and communities during the March Health Informatics Institute seminar, part of the Provost’s Notable Lecture Series. Highlights were shared at Columns.
Posted March 31, 2018.