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October 24, 2014 to October 30, 2014

"Poverty's Association With Poor Health Outcomes & Health Disparities" -- Health Affairs on Oct. 30 published an article about a UCLA study on poverty and health outcomes co-authored by Anna Davis, PhD student in the Fielding School of Public Health department of health policy and management and Dr. Dylan Roby, assistant professor of health policy and management.

"State orders quarantine for workers who had contact with Ebola" -- Ralph Frerichs, professor emeritus of epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Oct. 29 in the Los Angeles Times for his opinions on California implementing a 21-day home quarantine for all travelers who have had contact with a confirmed case of Ebola in West Africa. 

"Storefront Clinics Offer Needed Care But Raise Concerns" -- Dr. Dylan Roby, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the Fielding School, is quoted Oct. 28 by Voice of OC on how seeking healthcare outside of insurance could have long-term financial and health implications for the seriously ill.

"Searching for America’s Doctor" -- Dr. David Eisenman, director of the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, is quoted Oct. 27 in a GOOD article on whether a surgeon general is needed to handle the public outcry over Ebola cases in the U.S. 

"Urban River Parkways are a Cost-Effective Cure for the Public Ill" -- Dr. Richard Jackson, FSPH chair of Environmental Health Sciences, is quoted Oct. 27 in a KCET news article about the public health benefits of urban river parkways.

"ICU Team Takes on Ebola" -- The Oct. 26 Wall Street Journal interviews Dr. Anne Rimoin, associate professor of Epidemiology, about how supportive care affects survival rates of Ebola patients.

"Drugs, Doctors, and Death Threats: Inside the Battle Over California's Prop. 46" -- Mother Jones on Oct. 24 quoted Dr. Michael Rodriguez, research professor with the UCLA Center for Health Policy, in an article about Prop. 46, a ballot measure that includes a provision requiring drug tests of doctors practicing in California.

An Oct. 24 Medical News Today article cites the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, when talking about a study looking at the link between chronic disease and psychiatric distress.