UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2018:
Dr. Jenay Beer, a faculty member in health promotion and behavior and the Institute of Gerontology was recently profiled by the WUGA FM Health Desk. Her work with assistive technology aims to improve the health and quality of life of older adults.
Dr. Changwei Li, an assistant professor in epidemiology and biostatistics, recently co-authored a study with researchers from the University of Arkansas, that linked physical performance and cognitive function in patients with diabetes. Read more.
The Red & Black , WGAU and Georgia Trend reported on the national award the College of Public Health and Archway Partnership received from the University Economic Development Association for saving Taylor Regional Hospital, located about 50 miles outside of Macon. Former CPH graduate students Ayanna Robinson (PhD ’18) and Sabrina Cherry (DrPH ’17) and CPH faculty members Dr. Marsha Davis and Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams led the project.
In an article written for VOX ATL, two members of the Atlanta Youth Research Coalition (AYRC) — a group of 12 teens from metro Atlanta working with public health leaders at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health — shared findings from a research project the group conducted last spring examining sexual health education in metro-Atlanta. Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the UGA College of Public Health, was one of the investigators involved in the project and is quoted in the article.
The Georgia Health News shared a “nonpartisan, fact-based infographic” created by graduate students from the UGA College of Public Health detailing the health policy positions of gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp. Additional coverage via the Red & Black, Flagpole, and Kaiser Health News Daily Briefing.
Posted November 30, 2018.