CPH In the Media: September 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of September 2020:

Related to COVID-19 

Grace Bagwell Adams, CPH assistant dean of outreach, engagement and equity, commented on UGA’s post-Labor Day spike in positive COVID-19 cases for Georgia Health News and OnlineAthens.

Bagwell Adams, an associate professor of health policy and management, also spoke with the Chronicles of Higher Education and GPB Radio on missed opportunities in UGA’s approach to contact tracing.

José Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health, was interviewed by WSB-TV about concerns over the safety and effectiveness of rapidly developed COVID-19 vaccines.

Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, provided insights into UGA’s COVID-19 case numbers when the numbers hit over 800 in early September for Georgia Health News and WSB-TV.

A project led by environmental health science professor Erin Lipp and her lab was featured on WSB-TVWXIA 11 Alive, The Red & Black, and referenced in Forbes. They are using Athens wastewater to estimate the community burden of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Ebell and Lipp, in an article by the Georgia Health News, commented on ongoing efforts by the University of Georgia and other University System of Georgia institutions to control the spread of COVID-19 on its campuses.

In an article on Reuters, Toni Miles, professor of epidemiology & biostatistics. commented on the “grief tsunami” currently accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic as deaths in the U.S. surpass 200,000.

Research led by Ye Shen, associate professor of epidemiology & biostatistics, linked a community outbreak of COVID-19 in China to a source patient who likely spread the virus to fellow bus riders through the bus’s air conditioning system. The study’s findings, which supports growing evidence for airborne transmission of COVID-19 in enclosed spaces, were reported by WGAU, Hindustan Times, ExBulletin, Sound Health and Lasting Wealth, Outbreak News Today, The Hindu Business LineNews-Medical, and News Today.

Other mentions 

Health promotion student Helley Patel’s internship with UGA’s Archway Partnership in Pulaski County was highlighted in a feature story on UGA Today. The story was also covered by the Moultrie Observer.

Posted September 30, 2020.