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Mexico’s murder rate slowing life expectancy of men
Several news outlets featured a new study co-authored by Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, associate professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The study reported that the murder rate in Mexico is partially offsetting gains in life expectancy among men in the country. Hoy/Agencia EFE, Bajo Palabra, Courthouse News, Hipertextual, Newsweek, Newsweek Mexico, Pulso/Agencia EFE, Telemundo and The London Economic covered the study.
Health survey data shows in-county health disparities
The California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was featured in a Imperial Valley Press story about health disparities within Imperial County, particularly rates of asthma related to air quality.
Dena Herman, an adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, commented in a Science News story about the effectiveness of vitamin D supplements.
Dr. Richard J. Jackson, professor emeritus of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Healthline article about the health impacts of a long commute to work.
Gerald Kominski, 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, is extensively quoted in a CALmatters story about California Governor Gavin Newsom's request for an innovation waiver to create a single-payer health system in the state. The CALmatters article was syndicated by ABC10, the Daily Democrat, the Desert Sun, KQED and Tech Crunch.
Jack Needleman, the Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a CNN article about a California Supreme Court decision that paved the way for the state to collect $91 million in fines from the UnitedHealthcare Group.
Dr. Michael Ong, professor-in-residence of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted in an article in The Verge about e-cigarettes.