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FSPH In The News - for the week of August 2, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
August 2, 2019 to August 9, 2019

Features

Paid employment may help women avoid memory loss
CBS affiliates and The Swaddle covered a study led by Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, that found that having a paid job may help women ward off memory loss as they age.

4 am last calls and car crashes
Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor-in-residence of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, spoke with Spectrum News about the correlation between how late bars stay open and car crashes.

Quotables

Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was quoted in a Consumer Reports article about how to eat more plant-based protein.

Gerald Kominski, professor of health care policy and management and senior fellow at the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in a McClatchy article about Senator Kamala Harris’ health care plan.

Mark Peterson, faculty associate at the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs, was quoted in an Elite Daily article about what the insurance landscape would look like if private insurance is eliminated.

Steven P. Wallace, professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and associate director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in a HuffPost article about how the Trump administration’s policies are affecting immigrants.

Briefs

A Desert Sun article on health insurance coverage and access in California cited data from a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research/UCLA Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education on uninsured rates in California and the number of people who qualify for Medi-Cal but are not enrolled.

In an article about the use of brain scans to predict Alzheimer’s, The New York Times featured a study from Ron Brookmeyer, interim dean and professor of biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health,, on lifetime risk of dementia based on age, gender and biomarker screening.