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FSPH In The News - for the week of February 17, 2017 - 12:00am

Week of: 
February 17, 2017 to February 23, 2017


FSPH's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research faculty associate comments on ACA repeal options, single-payer proposals in CaliforniaDr. Shana Alex Charles, faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was featured in a guest interview Feb. 22 on KPCC-FM Radio about Affordable Care Act replacement proposals, including a single-payer plan proposed in California. The interview was cited Feb. 22 in Public Now.

Former UCLA Public Health Dean appointed to SCAN Group Board of Directors -- Dr. Linda Rosenstock, Dean Emerita of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was featured Feb. 22 by Home Health Care News for being appointed to the Board of Directors for SCAN, a senior-focused organization with the mission of keeping seniors healthy and independent.

Fielding School alumna featured for researching examining racial disparities in the juvenile justice system -- Lauren Gase (PhD '16), Fielding School alumna, was featured Feb. 21 by The Chronicle of Social Change for research examining racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.

FSPH's Dr. David Hayes-Bautista featured for UCR presentation about health disparities -- Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, professor of health policy and management, was featured Feb. 20 by The Highlander for a presentation he delivered at University of California, Riverside School of Public Policy event and book signing, titled: “Metrics for Latino Wellness Management in an Increasingly Racially Ambiguous Population.”


Dr. Patricia Ganz, distinguished professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, distinguished professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research, was quoted Feb. 20 in a Medscape article about a study finding that cognitive impairment called “chemo brain” can last six months following breast cancer treatment for some patients. Ganz also co-authored an editorial attached to the study.

Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in the following news media outlets:

  • Feb. 19 in a San Francisco Chronicle article about how repeal of the Affordable Care Act may reverse gains seen at safety-net hospitals (republished Feb. 22 by California Healthline);
  • Feb. 17 in The Marshalltown in coverage about health insurance provider Humana, Inc.'s announcement that it would leave the Obamacare market in 2018; and
  • Feb. 16 in an Arizona Sonora News column written by a student with Type 1 diabetes who worries that her parents' insurance plan will no longer cover her pre-existing disease if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Fielding School professor-in-residence, commented Feb. 16 in a article about Los Angeles having received a top rating for residents’ health and well-being from the de Beaumont Foundation's new CityHealth Initiative.


Dr. Julie Elginer, lecturer in the Department of Community Health Sciences, was cited Feb. 23 in The Acorn as a scheduled speaker at an upcoming City of Calabasas transportation forum.

Research conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Education and Researchwas cited Feb. 18 in a Los Angeles Daily News article about a motion filed by Los Angeles County officials that would ask county administrators to study financial options to continue subsidized government health care. The article was republished Feb. 21 by MyNewsLA and Feb. 22 by Courthouse News Service.