UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of May 2022:
Research from Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, and colleagues from from University of Washington found that at-home flu tests can reduce unnecessary doctor’s visits while slowing the spread. The research was featured in story by 11 Alive.
The Cognitive Aging Research & Education (CARE) Center, part of CPH’s Institute of Gerontology, hosted a dementia education and planning coalition in rural McDuffie County, which was covered by The McDuffie Progress.
Yang Ge, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, was a co-author of a recent Boston University study that found gun deaths rose 28% during the pandemic. The findings were featured in an article in The Crime Report.
Crisis Pregnancy Center Map, a online resource developed by epidemiology & biostatistics faculty members Andrea Swarztendruber and Danielle Lambert, was featured in The Cut, and referenced by The Watchdog. The Las Cruces Sun-News (behind paywall) also quoted Dr. Swarzendruber on the topic of CPCs.
Andrea Swarztendruber and Danielle Lambert also spoke to Atlanta Magazine about the potentially harmful public health consequences in Georgia should Roe vs.Wade be overturned.
In a Washington Post feature looking at the effectiveness of teletherapy, Timothy Heckman, CPH Senior Associate Dean for Research, spoke about his own research which found patient outcomes persisted for several months after treatment ended and were no different than clients who received in-person therapy.
Chrissy Proctor, clinical assistant professor in health promotion and behavior, was quoted in a Grady New Source story on local vehicle-pedestrian deaths.
Tracy Anderson, CPH alumnae and assistant director of the UGA Center of Family Research, was profiled by UGA Research.
Environmental health science professor Chas Easley and doctoral student Clayton Edenfield are mentioned as co-authors in a UGA Today story on how air pollutants chemically change, affecting their toxicity.
Posted May 31, 2022.