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New study aims to improve HPV vaccine rates among Latino teens
California Health Report on Feb. 14 described a new study led by Roshan Bastani, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, that will investigate methods to increase the number of Latino teenagers who get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV). Dr. Bastani is also Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Center for Prevention Research.
An interview with environmental epidemiologist Beate Ritz
The blog Tomorrow Edition on Feb. 10 featured an interview with Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology and environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Ritz talked about the gene-environmental interactions that may lead to Parkinson’s disease.
Same-sex spouses more likely to use behavioral health services
Healio on Feb. 13 featured a study led by Linda Diem Tran, MPP, a graduate student researcher at the UCLA Fielding Center for Health Policy Research, that reported that same-sex marriage partners have higher rates of behavioral service use.
Reuters on Feb. 14 quoted Roshan Bastani, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, in an article about a new study reporting that doctors may diagnose breast cancer later be less likely to offer radiation to Hispanic women than white women. Dr. Bastani, was not involved in the study, is also Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Center for Prevention Research.