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FSPH In The News - for the week of March 31, 2017 - 12:00am

Week of: 
March 31, 2017 to April 6, 2017

Features

UCLA's Steve Horvath's DNA-based research on human aging featured by TrendinTech -- Research from Dr. Steve Horvath, professor of human genetics and biostatistics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was featured Apr. 1 in a TrendinTech article about understanding the "epigenetic clock," the method for measuring biological age, developed by Horvath.

New study about the proposed American Health Care Act's effect on California conducted by FSPH's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research featured by DOTmed -- A new study about the proposed American Health Care Act and its effect on California residents, conducted by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was featured Mar. 30 by Payers & Providers and Mar. 29 by HealthCareBusiness (DOTmed.com) in coverage about a range of possible statewide implications. The article features commentary from both Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; and Petra Rasmussen, co-author of the study and PhD student in FSPH's Department of Health Policy and Management.

Quotables

Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in the following news media outlets:

  • Apri. 6 in a California Healthline article about the possibility of universal health coverage in California;
  • Apr. 4 in an ATTN: article about speculation that the Trump administration is still formulating an ACA replacement that would affect existing ACA provisions;
  • April 3 in a HealthLeaders Media article about President Trump’s potential plans to continue to weaken the ACA;
  • April 3 in a Louisville Business First article about insurers who are leaving government health exchanges;
  • March 30 in a San Jose Mercury News, The Monterey Herald, and Santa Cruz Sentinel about Senate Bill 562, which would create a single-payer health care system in California.

Briefs

Research about the potential effects of the proposed American Health Care Act (ACHA), conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was cited Apr. 4 in a Celeb Café story about the GOP’s continuing efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA); and Apr. 3 in The Cash Gazette in an article about Americans' reactions to the Trump Administration's health care discourse.

Dr. Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology with a joint appointment in environmental health sciences, commented Apr. 4 in a ScienceNews article about the health dangers of using coal-fired power plants as a replacement for cleaner energy sources.

Carl Ganz, assistant statistician at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was mentioned April 1 in an American Statistical Association News article for his award-winning student poster titled, “Using Shiny to Efficiently Process Survey Data.”

Research that showed public money accounted for 70 percent of health care spending in California from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research was cited March 31 in  a Fox & Hounds article about the possibility of statewide universal health care.