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February 19, 2015 to February 26, 2015


"Brains of people with Down syndrome age faster, study discovers" -- Dr. Steve Horvath, professor of Biostatistics, co-authored a new study that is the first to demonstrate the aging effects of Down Syndrome on different parts of the body. The study was highlighted by HealthCanal and Medical XPress on Feb. 19 and also featured in DisabilityScoop on Feb. 26.

"Making the healthy choice the easy choice: Publication includes strategies to build healthy communities" -- Dr. Richard Jackson, professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Fielding School, was quoted in The Mercury (Pottstown, Pennsylvania) Feb. 24 and Bizjournals on Feb. 19 about a new Urban Land Institute toolkit for building healthier urban environments.

"Obamacare helps Marin General Hospital reduce its bad debt; but more people visit emergency department" -- On Feb. 21, an article in the Marin Independent Journal on the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the Marin General Hospital cited data from the Center for Health Policy Research. The article also was republished Feb. 21 by InsuranceNewsNet.

"Southwest High School students tackle diabetes issue ahead of Healthy Habits Night" -- Imperial Valley Press on Feb 24 cited Center for Health Policy Research health data in a story about Southwest High School students tackling diabetes issues and healthy nutrition habits.

"The Measles Outbreak: What You Need To Know" -- Dr. Anne Rimoin, assistant professor of Epidemiology at the Fielding School, was interviewed for the Feb. 23 print edition of People Magazine on the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and what parents can do to keep their kids safe.

"Report: California Uninsured Rate Fell by as Much as 40% Under ACA" -- Data from the Center for Health Policy Research’s California Health Interview Survey was cited by California Healthline on Feb 26 and Payers and Providers Feb. 25 on how expanded Affordable Care Act coverage has reduced the state’s uninsured rate by as much as 40 percent.

"Income inequality – not just low wages – is taking a toll on the health of American workers" -- Dr. Linda Rosenstock, Dean Emeritus of the Fielding School, and alumna Jessica Allia Williams, PhD '13, co-wrote a commentary in the American Journal of Public Health underscoring the adverse impact of income inequality on people’s health that was featured by Medical Xpress Feb. 26 and on Feb 25.

"For Many Middle-Class Taxpayers On Obamacare, It's Payback Time" -- Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of Health Policy and Management at the Fielding School of Public Health and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was interviewed for by Kaiser Health News in a Feb. 26 story on how certain middle-class taxpayers may have to pay back excess Obamacare subsidies they received in previous years. The story also ran Feb. 26 in the Chicago Daily Herald, Daily Beast,, Jackson Free Press, Kitsap Sun, and WebMD.

"The pay for a 3-month Irvine animal shelter director job? $99,000, but 'pays for itself'" -- Dr. James Greenwood, adjunct FSPH professor of Epidemiology, was interviewed by the OC Register Feb. 26 about his decision to take over as interim director of the Irvine Animal Care Center and his plans for the facility.