UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2018:
The Athens Wellbeing Project, led by health policy and management assistant professor Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams, has launched a second round of community surveys aimed at helping local leaders and organizations better understand the unique needs and assets of Athens-Clarke County. The effort was reported in the Athens Banner Herald and The Red and Black.
Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor in epidemiology and biostatistics, was a guest on WABE FM’s Closer Look with Rose Scott where she spoke about her work developing an online directory of the nation’s crisis pregnancy centers, https://crisispregnancycentermap.com/.
Health policy and management assistant professor Dr. Stacy Zhang was quoted in a GPB News radio segment about an herbal medicine mobile clinic in Atlanta and health care access.
Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health Dr. José F. Cordero and Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Pat O’Neal were featured on in an Athens Banner Herald article about maternal and infant health issues in Georgia. Both Drs. Cordero and O’Neal spoke on this topic at the State of the Public’s Health Conference on Oct. 18. Dr. Cordero, a member of the of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council, also received a mention in a brief published in the Oct. 2018 issue of NIEHS’s e-newsletter Environmental Factor which summarizes the Council’s current programs and initiatives.
Dr. Jenay Beer, an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology and director of the Assistive Robotics and Technology Lab, was featured this past month on the UGA.edu homepage’s Focus on Faculty feature.
Dr. Sarah DeYoung, an assistant professor in the Institute for Disaster Management, was recently featured in the Fantagraph for work she will be undertaking in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence. Her research is focused on identifying best practices for keeping pets safe during times of disaster.
Kerstin Emerson, a faculty member in the Institute of Gerontology, shared her insights on the health impacts of loneliness in the single issue magazine, Time Mental Health.
Posted October 31, 2018.