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Storytelling and public health
MedicalXpress published an article about Neal Baer, adjunct professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and co-founder of the Fielding School’s Global Media Center for Social Impact, and his use of creative storytelling to share important public health information with people. Baer has written for such television series as China Beach, ER and Law & Order: SVU.
Pesticide’s possible link to autism
Graham Media Group reported on research led by Ondine von Ehrenstein, PhD, suggesting that a mother’s exposure to pesticides during pregnancy was linked to a higher risk of their children having autism spectrum disorder. The group’s WSLS.com and KSAT.com carried the article.Von Ehrenstein is an associate professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in an editorial about the growth in popularity of “Centers of Excellence” enabling companies to hold down medical costs while providing good quality treatment, cited comments from Gerald Kominski, PhD, about why the model works for large employers. Kominski is a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and senior fellow at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.