Contraception Controversy: Dr. Linda Rosenstock, dean of the Fielding School of Public Health, was cited Feb. 29th by the Huffington Post, Congressional Quarterly Today and Politco Pro about her testimony on insurance coverage of contraceptive services. She chaired an Institute of Medicine panel advising that insurers be required to provide birth control and other women's health services free of charge under health reform.
Health Coverage: An Examiner blog reported Feb. 29th on a study by researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health and colleagues indicating that language barriers could prevent more than 100,000 eligible California residents from accessing affordable health coverage through the state's Health Benefit Exchange. Daphna Gans, a research scientist at the center, was quoted.
Medical Debt: An article in Feb. 26th's Sacramento Bee about potential health care-related initiatives on California's November ballot cited a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health showing a significant increase in the number of state residents with medical debt during the recession. Dylan Roby, a research scientist with the center and an assistant adjunct professor of health services at the school, was quoted.
Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, commented March 1st in the Los Angeles Times about a dispute between Blue Shield of California and an Irvine physician group.
Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate professor of community health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, assistant professor of pediatrics and medical director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program at Mattel Children's Hospital, was quoted Feb. 29th in an MSNBC article about kids eating too much sugar. CBS News.com also picked up the story.
Dr. Andre Nel, professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, professor of medicine, and chief of nanomedicine, was quoted Feb. 27th in a domain-b article about the long-term effects of nanomaterials on the digestive system.