CPH In the Media: September 2018 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2018:

As the east coast prepared for Hurricane Florence, Dr. Sarah DeYoung, an assistant professor at the Institute for Disaster Management, spoke with UGA weather expert Dr. Marshall Shepherd on why some individuals faced with dangerous weather events don’t leave. The interview was published in Forbes.  Dr. DeYoung also offered insights and advice on how to convince family to evacuate during a hurricane to the Huffington Post.  This article featuring Dr. DeYoung was also referenced in a piece by Inquisitr.

In the wake of Florence, How Stuff Works interviewed Dr. DeYoung to learn more about logistics of evacuating the entire U.S. coastline during Hurricane Florence. She was also interviewed by Jim Galloway at the AJC’s Politically Georgia blog about some of the challenges faced by emergency management services in NC, SC and VA.

Kaiser Health News recently featured work by epidemiology professor Dr. Toni Miles aimed at helping long term care facilities in Georgia address bereavement care.  Dr. Miles has created two handbooks on “best practices in bereavement care” and designed educational seminars and staff trainings in dozens of nursing homes and assisted living residences. The story was also featured in The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Reports.

Dr. Miles also spoke with BYU Radio’s Julie Rose about her recent research at long term care facilities, which suggests that openly grieving a patient is healthier for that person’s friends and family, as well as facility staff and other residents. Listen here.

Dr. Tim Heckman, associate dean for research and professor of health promotion and behavior, was quoted, and his research featured, in an article about the impact of HIV criminalization law published in Monitor on Psychology, a publication of the APA.

A $1.7 million NIH grant awarded to Emory University and UGA to help guide norovirus vaccine decision-making received additional coverage at The Red & Black and Athens Banner Herald.  Dr. Andreas Handel, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, is a collaborator on the grant.

A research team lead by Ernest Corn Distinguished Professor Dr. Christopher Whalen received a $2.6 million NIH grant to understand the local epidemiology of TB in African urban settings and help these communities develop targeted interventions to reduce transmission. The project was featured on The Red & Black, Georgia Trend Daily and WUGA FM.

Traffic Safety Research and Evaluation Group (TSREG) researcher Lila Ralston shared some sobering data on pedestrian crashes in a recent piece on biking and pedestrian safety by The Red and Black.

Posted September 3o, 2018.