CPH In the Media: March 2019 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of March 2019:

In a report from the Georgia Health News on Georgia’s most recent county health rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, UGA College of Public Health interim dean Marsha Davis said the rankings “continue to highlight the health disparities that separate our communities, by ZIP code, race and ethnicity. As in the past, poverty is a key factor that drives how Georgians access health care and other resources that support healthy lifestyles.” Additional coverage at WABE 90.1 FM and Stateboro Herald.

Lila Ralston, project coordinator for the Traffic Safety and Evaluation Research Group, spoke to Georgia Health News about the various factors involved in addressing pedestrian safety.“Traffic safety doesn’t get the attention of many things that kill far fewer people because we regard that risk as part of everyday life,” she said. Additional coverage at WABE 90.1 FM.  

Research from Sarah DeYoung, an assistant professor in the Institute for Disaster Management and Department of Health Policy and Management, examined the lessons learned from Hawaii’s false alarm text messages in January 2018. The findings were reported at ASPPH Friday Letter, Medicine News Line, EurekAlert!, Hawai’i Public Radio, Science Focus, Metro News, Claims Journal, and Psych Central.

The American Journal of Public Health also featured an editorial by Dr. DeYoung which identified the need for humanitarian coalitions to come together to address the current immigrant health crisis, and in particular the lack of pediatric care, at U.S. immigration detention centers.

A recent study in the Annals of Family Medicine by epidemiology professor Mark Ebell found that individual signs and symptoms demonstrate limited accuracy in diagnosing acute sinusitis. Additional coverage at Healio and AAFP.

A study recently published by Luqi Shen, a doctoral student in epidemiology, linked early menarche to high blood pressure in late adulthood. Shen says the link may be explained by the rate our body systems develop. The research received additional coverage through various media outlets, including ASPPH Friday Letter, WGAU, Medicine News Line, Science Daily, Specialty Medical Dialogues, Daily Heralds, Health News Digest, Health Gazette, and Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Grace Bagwell Adams, assistant professor of health policy and management, was one of three faculty members to present at the TEDxUGA:Amplify on March 22 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Ga. Coverage of the event can be found at The Red & Black.

Posted March 31, 2019.