UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2020:
Related to COVID-19 –
Faculty members José Cordero and Erin Lipp spoke to Capital Beat News Service over concerns that a recent uptick in cases of COVID-19 across the state might hint at the start of a new wave of cases this winter.
Mark Ebell, physician and professor of epidemiology, offered words of caution in a recent Capital Beat News feature examing how schools across Georgia are preparing for indoor sport events this winter.
In an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article, Ebell spoke about the impacts a delay in COVID-test results could have on controlling outbreaks in Arkansas nursing homes.
Kerstin Emerson, a clinical associate professor in the Institute for Gerontology, and Christina Proctor, a clinical assistant professor of health promotion and behavior offered advice on how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely with loved ones near and far in Flagpole magazine.
Andreas Handel, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, explained to Georgia Health News how non-medical interventions used to prevent the spread of COVID may also limit the severity of the flu season.
Toni Miles, professor of epidemiology, spoke to Kaiser Health News about the public health impacts of grief and loss in long term care facilities as cases of COVID-19 rise across the United States.
Paula Davis-Olwell, a clinical assistant professor at the Global Health Institute, outlined how the pandemic has heightened health disparities in the Black community in a recent feature story by The Red & Black.
Other mentions –
Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, explained the issues surrounding crisis pregnancy centers for the 100th episode of the podcast Unladylike.
Kerstin Emerson spoke about the damaging impact “elderspeak” can have on health in a recent article feature on Fatherly and Yahoo!Life.
A recent study by Donglan “Stacy” Zhang, an assistant professor of health policy and management, found that density of primary care clinicians throughout the United States recently increased, but more so in urban counties. The findings were reported by Healio.
Posted November 30, 2020.