UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2019:
A study, recently published by doctoral student Brooke Douglas and professor Pamela Orpinas in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, found that teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills. Coverage of the story can be found at CNN Health, Yahoo News, New York Post, CBS Boston, Fox 10 Phoenix, International Business Times, Daily Mail, World Tribune, ANI News, Eurasia Review, The Hans India, CBN News, College Candy, and Moms.com.
José Cordero, head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, shared his insights on best practices for data collection after a large-scale weather disasters during a recent public workshop hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Additional coverage at Homeland Security Newswire.
Health promotion major Briana Hayes is helping rural students at UGA navigate a path to success through her new student organization, Rural Students Igniting Success and Education (RISE). The new organization was profiled in The Red & Black.
Adam Chen, a faculty member in health policy and management, led a study which found that socializing with playing the tile game Mahjong can improve mental health among older Chinese. The findings received media coverage at EurekAlert!, ASPPH, Eurasia Review, News Medical, Neatorama, NextShark, and Interesting Engineering.
Chris Whalen’s research on TB using cell phone records was mentioned in Atlanta Inno’s The Beat, a daily e-newsfeed of innovation stories from around the region.
Andrea Swartzendruber, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was interviewed by Atlanta local news station WXIA TV for a recent story examining the declining U.S. birth rate. Watch the interview here.
Posted September 30, 2019.