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FSPH In The News - for the week of July 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Week of: 
July 21, 2017 to July 27, 2017


Op-ed: Childhood obesity can be prevented -- U.S. News & World Report on July 26 published an op-ed by Dr. Jonathan Fielding, professor-in-residence of health policy and management, about the role of the next U.S. surgeon general in preventing childhood obesity through improvements to nutrition and exercise.

Separating food facts from fiction -- The Sun Daily on July 25 highlighted nutritional epidemiology expertise of Dr. Karin Michels, professor and chair of epidemiology and member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Remembering the pioneering work of Dr. Herbert Needleman -- Environmental Health News on July 21 published a tribute piece authored by Dr. Richard Jackson, professor of environmental health sciences, in honor of Dr. Herbert Needleman who pioneered research and advocacy for neurodevelopmental damage caused by lead poisoning.


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

  • July 21 in Politifact, Capital Public Radio and Jefferson Public Radio coverage about Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s statement that more Americans paid an Affordable Care Act penalty or received a waiver instead of health coverage under the ACA;
  • July 20 in an ATTN: article about President Trump’s understanding of the U.S. health insurance system;
  • July 22 in a Sport News City article about millions of Americans who will lose health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.


Ventura County Star on July 24 cited the number of Ventura County adults who smoke based on data from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by FSPH’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.