CPH In the Media: November 2023

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of November 2023:

Research led by Janani Thapa, associate professor of health policy & management, on depression rates among minority university students was covered by USA Today, and Thapa appeared on CNN to discuss the study.

CPC Map,, led by Andrea Swartzendruber and Danielle Lambert in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, is referenced in a story by The New Republic on Ohio Republican efforts to incentivize donations to CPCs.

Research by health promotion & behavior department head Lucy Ingram with SHARE Cancer Support to understand the nuances of a breast & chest cancer diagnosis experience for Black women was covered by the Los Angeles Blade.

WUGA FM re-aired an interview with Grace Bagwell Adams on SNAP program facts vs. myths as part of a special on food insecurity in Athens.

A project led by CPH students in partnership with the CARE Center on expanding dementia care training to rural faith-based leaders was covered by UGA Today.

CPH communications director Lauren Baggett’s presentation on efforts at CPH to provide science communication training to students, which was part of an APHA panel discussion on combatting misinformation, was covered in the Public Health Wire, APHA’s national news wire.

MPH alum Derek Cooper‘s Radon Library Outreach program makes the local news again in the Monroe Local.

A study by EPIBIO doctoral student Zane Billings tested the accuracy of existing clinical decision rules for flu in a telehealth setting using only patient-reported symptoms. WUGA FM, MedicalXpress, HealthIT Analytics, and other media outlets reported on the study’s findings.

Posted November 30, 2023.