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 FSPH In The News

Week of: 
February 10, 2017 to February 16, 2017

Features

Medicaid expansion rollback would hurt state’s poor and people of color -- Research by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Education and Research was cited Feb. 15 in a Health Leaders Media article about the effect on California residents if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Former UCLA Public Health Dean appointed to Board of Directors to two health groups -- Dr. Linda Rosenstock, Dean Emerita of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was featured Feb. 16 by Yahoo! Finance for being appointed to the Board of Directors for TSO3, an organization that develops sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings; and Feb. 15 by Yahoo! Finance for being appointed to the Board of Directors for SCAN, a senior-focused organization with the mission of keeping seniors healthy and independent.

Health and safety-net services critical part of a healthy cityDr. Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence and director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was featured Feb. 13 in a Wallethub Q&A about the effect of the potential Affordable Care Act repeal on the health of U.S. cities.

Fielding School student Hannah Malan authors Huffington Post article highlighting important questions about food, health and climate -- Hannah Malan, doctoral student in the Department of Community Health Sciences, authored an article published Feb. 12 by The Huffington Post detailing a UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative that featured answers to important questions about food, health and climate. The article cites Dr. Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences and senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, as one of several experts on the topic.

FSPH’s Dr. David Hayes-Bautista featured by UCR TodayDr. David Hayes-Bautisa, professor of health policy and management, was featured Feb. 10 in a UCR Today article for an upcoming public talk he will deliver Feb. 17 at the University of California, Riverside, titled “Metrics for Latino Wellness Management in an Increasingly Racially Ambiguous Population.”

FSPH's Dr. Neal Baer's new medical drama "The Beast" gets Fox greenlight -- Dr. Neal Baer, adjunct professor of community health sciences and co-director of the Fielding School's Global Media Center for Social Impact, was featured Feb. 10 by Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, two announcements on IMDb: IMDb (1) and IMDb (2) after Fox approved a pilot order for Baer's new medical drama, "The Beast."

Changes to immigration, health policies will create economic havoc, increase ‘human cost’ -- Commentary from Dr. Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence and director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was featured Feb. 10 in a Healio article about the possible effects of Trump Administration-led changes to immigration and health policies.

Quotables

Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented Feb. 14 in a Los Angeles Times article about health insurance provider Humana, Inc.'s announcement that it would leave the Obamacare market in 2018. The article was republished Feb. 15 by the Chicago TribuneBaltimore SunOrlando SentinelAllentown Morning CallSan Diego Union-TribuneMy Informs, Governing, Advisory Board, Perfscience and Hartford Courant.

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, professor-in-residence, commented Feb. 14 in a PR Newswire release published by Yahoo! News about a new city-rating system that measures the health and wellbeing of residents. The Tennessean on Feb. 14 published Dr. Fielding's comments in an article detailing the results as they pertain to Nashville, TN.

Briefs

In continuing coverage, Stateline on Feb. 16, and The Huffington Post, Small Business Exchange and Public Now on Feb. 13, cited data from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The story focused on whether the health system is ready to care for a rapidly growing, multi-cultural and often non-English speaking population. The article was originally published Feb. 8 by Politico.

The Daily Bruin on Feb. 10 featured a study conducted by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA suggesting that e-cigarettes may not be as harmless as commonly believed.