SPH in the News
Health Care Reform: San Diego's KPBS radio reported July 7th, the San Bernardino Sun reported July 1st, California Healthline reported June 30th and the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported June 29th on research by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the School of Public Health indicating that immigration-status restrictions on health care reform programs could result in the exclusion of up to 220,000 children from affordable medical coverage in California. Shana Alex Lavarreda, the center's director of health insurance studies, was interviewed on KPBS radio and Ninez Ponce, associate professor of health services at the school, was interviewed by the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
Nutrition: The Los Angeles Times ran a June 27th column about obesity-related health problems that featured expert commentary from Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition in the School of Public Health.
Weight Loss: Susan Bowerman, assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition in the School of Public Health, was interviewed June 24th on KABC-TV Channel 7 about problems related to yo-yo dieting and offered tips for healthy weight loss.
A study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the School of Public Health was cited by the July 5th Eureka Times-Standard about older adults in California's rural areas who are more likely than their urban and suburban counterparts to be obese, physically inactive and undernourished.
Research by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health was cited in a July 5th Vida en el Valle (Fresno) newspaper article about a theatrical production aimed at raising awareness about obesity, hunger and poverty in the San Joaquin Valley.
Roshan Bastani, associate dean of research at the School of Public Health and associate director of cancer prevention and control research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was quoted July 6th by USA Today about the rise in colon cancer screenings and drop in U.S. colon cancer deaths.
Gerald Kominski, professor of health services and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was quoted July 5th by the San Bernardino Sun about a health care firm seeking to increase its market share in the Inland Empire. He also was quoted July 3rd by the Los Angeles Times about companies opening on-site health centers for employees in an effort to cut health care costs.
Dr. Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health, was quoted July 4th by Reuters about a study suggesting that infants born to mothers who inhale coal smoke at home are at increased risk for birth defects.