UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of October 2020:
Related to COVID-19 –
Environmental health science professor Erin Lipp and her team’s work tracking the spread of coronavirus using wastewater was featured on WABE FM’s podcast, Did You Wash Your Hands? and in an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Epidemiology professor Mark Ebell gave an overview to WUGA FM’s Athens News Matters of an international RTO COVID-19 study he is leading in the U.S. that is recruiting thousands of people, including people who have and haven’t had COVID-19, to complete a survey and tell researchers what they did to try to prevent and treat the disease.
Environmental health science professor Travis Glenn shared tips with Flagpole and Atlanta Magazine on how families can celebrate Halloween safely in the midst of the pandemic.
Christina Proctor, a clinical assistant professor in health promotion and behavior, offered Flagpole magazine a few basic factors to consider when looking for a safe workout space, both indoors and out.
Other mentions –
José Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health, spoke to Grady Newsource for their report exploring Georgia’s high rate of maternal mortality, particularly among black women.
A study led by Jennifer Gay, associate professor of health promotion and behavior, found that workers whose desks are located farther from common office spaces were less sedentary and had, on average, lower body fat percentages. The findings were reported by Newswise.
Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, spoke about her research on crisis pregnancy centers on the Privacy International’s Reproductive Rights and Privacy Project podcast.
New research from graduate student Birook Mekonnen and health policy and management assistant professor Donglan “Stacy” Zhang found that in the U.S. stroke patients admitted to rural hospitals over the weekend may be at higher risk of death. The study findings also received coverage from Rockdale Newton Citizen, Albany Herald, Health News Digest, Drugs.com, Doctors Lounge, Health Day, verywell Health, and Knowridge Science Report.
Posted October 31, 2020.