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FSPH In The News - for the week of July 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Week of: 
July 14, 2017 to July 20, 2017


Research co-authored by FSPH's Dr. Beltrán-Sánchez and Dr. Pebley featured by Medical Xpress -- Medical Xpress on July 18 featured research linking occupation and functional limitations among older adults in Mexico, in a study co-authored by Dr. Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, assistant professor of community health sciences, and Dr. Anne Pebley, professor of community health sciences with a joint appointment as professor of sociology.

Separating food facts from fiction -- Medical Xpress on July 14 republished an article from FSPH's Public Health Magazine that featured nutritional epidemiology expertise from Dr. Karin Michels, professor and chair of epidemiology and member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Coverage was also garnered by Hindustan Times and Malay Mail Online.

ACA prompts better care through Medicaid Waiver program in Calif. -- California Health Report and China Daily USA on July 13 featured an evaluation of a Medicaid waiver program for California public hospitals by Dr. Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence of health policy and management and director of research at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Kids, pets, and health -- Psychology Today on July 12 featured data from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and cited research co-authored by Dr. Susan Babey, co-director of the Chronic Disease Program at the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Fielding School Ebola tracker authors piece addressing animal-human disease link -- Axios on July 13 published an article authored by Dr. Anne Rimoin, associate professor and acting vice chair of epidemiology, about predicting disease outbreaks based on both human and animal disease surveillance.

Defining Roles for Schools and Programs of Public Health in the Age of Trump -- AJPH Perspectives on July 12 published an article about the role of public health schools in regards to violence prevention, co-authored by Dr. David Eisenman, professor in residence of community health sciences.


Dr. Jody Heymann, FSPH dean and founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, was quoted July 14 in an ATTN: article about paid parental leave policies.

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

  • CBS-LA broadcast about what would happen to health care in California if the ACA remained in place, given President Trump's lack of support for the law
  • CBS News story about whether the Democrats and Republicans can find common ground on health care
  • On Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller show in a segment about single-payer health care systems
  • In Chicago Tribune, Morning Call, and MyInforms coverage about the latest iteration of the Senate health bill (originally published by Los Angeles Times)
  • An ATTN: article about the revised Senate healthcare proposal's appeal to young, healthy Americans
  • In a KPCC-FM’s Air Talk discussion about the failure of the latest Senate health bill and what would happen in California under full repeal
  • An iHeartRadio story about the Senate's proposed healthcare bill being placed on hold
  • A San Francisco Chronicle article about the expected impacts of the revised Senate healthcare bill


A study about diabetes conducted by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research was cited July 14 by the Davis Vanguard.

California Healthline on July 17 cited asthma data from California Health Interview survey in a story about diesel trucks being exempt from new emission-reduction standards for many years. The story also ran in US News & World ReportColumbia Basin HeraldStandard-ExaminerDaily AstorianRegister GuardCoeur d’Alene PressWisconsin GazetteBeloit Daily NewsMy Informs.

A Bay Area Reporter article on July 13 that cited the California Health Interview Survey, administered by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in a July 13 story about collection of LGBT survey data, was republished by dozens of Edge media outlets, including SeattleSan DiegoLos AngelesSacramentoPittsburghPhoenixPortlandPalm SpringsLas VegasWashingtonFire IslandFort Lauderdale OrlandoMiamiBaltimorePhiladelphiaAtlantic CityProvidenceNashvilleColumbusCharlotteChicagoIndianapolisClevelandBuffaloHudson ValleyKey WestDenverAustinHoustonDallasNew OrleansProvincetownNew York City, Twin Cities, and Detroit.