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FSPH In The News - for the week of March 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Week of: 
March 24, 2017 to March 30, 2017

Features

EHS's Dr. Richard Jackson featured as leading expert on environmental health issues and the future of healthy communities  -- Dr. Richard Jackson, professor of environmental health sciences, was featured Mar. 27 by TribLIVE (Tribune-Review) and Mar. 24 by Investor Ideas for his upcoming role as keynote speaker for the "One Health, One Planet" symposium, to be hosted the week of April 4 by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA.

FSPH's Yifang Zhu, leading expert on air pollution, offers suggestions for how to protect ourselvesDr. Yifang Zhu, professor of environmental health sciences, was featured Mar. 23 by ScienceDaily and News-Medical.net for her expertise on air pollution, offering steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families from air pollution, which has well-documented negative consequences for childhood asthma, birth outcomes, pregnancy risks, cardiovascular health, and other diseases.

FSPH Magazine article featured by North Dallas Gazette -- An article from the Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 edition of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) Magazine titled "Space to Move," featuring FSPH research about how the physical environment can promote or discourage outdoor exercise and play, was republished Mar. 25 by The North Dallas Gazette.

Quotables

Dr. Ralph Frerichs, professor emeritus of epidemiology, commented Mar. 30 in a Slate Magazine article about new information revealing American officials' knowledge regarding the United Nations' role in Haiti's cholera outbreak.

Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, said in a March 27 ATTN: story that President Trump can still damage the Affordable Health Care Act in a number of ways by making it less effective and less popular.

Allison Hoffman, faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and acting professor of law at the UCLA School of Law, commented March 26 in an El Español article about concerns that remain for the Affordable Care Act, despite the failure of the American Health Care Act.

Dr. Ying-Ying Meng, senior research scientist and co-director of the Chronic Disease Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented March 24 in a Sacramento Bee article about rates of asthma among children in the Salton Sea, CA area. The article also cited the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Dr. Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence and research director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented Mar. 23 in a SELF Magazine about the importance of prenatal care as a part of health insurance coverage.

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, professor-in-residence, commented Mar. 21 in a WKTR (News 3 TV) article about a new study revealing the cost of hospitalizations due to gunshot wounds each year.

Briefs

Research about the proposed American Health Care Act, conducted by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research was featured March 29 ina HealthCareBusiness (DOTmed.com) article about how the law would have affected California.

Research about smoking from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was cited March 29 in a Hoodline article about anti-smoking legislation in San Francisco, and March 28 in a San Francisco Chronicle article about a new California state tax on cigarettes.

Diabetes research conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research was cited Mar. 28 by The Sierra Star in an article about Diabetes Alert Day in Madera County, CA, and Mar. by The Salinas Californian in an article about local activism in response to increasing prediabetes and diabetes rates in California.