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 FSPH In The News

FSPH In The News - for the week of June 21, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
June 21, 2019 to June 28, 2019


Professor Vickie Mays receives award from UCLA Academic Senate
ASPPH covered Fielding School Professor Vickie Mays' receipt of the UCLA Academic Senate's Career Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award. Mays, a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, is also being recognized for working with high schools to increase the pipeline into higher education and employment opportunities in research.

Study finds uptick in gun sales ‘unintended consequence’ of media coverage of gun control 
James Macinko, professor of community health sciences and health policy and management, was quoted in a New York Daily News article about a study published in Nature Human Behavior that he co-authored which shows a causal link between print news media coverage of U.S. gun control policy in the wake of mass shooting events and increases in firearm acquisition, particularly in states with the least restrictive gun laws. The study was also covered by the Daily BruinThe Arizona Republic and

Center for Healthcare Management
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has established the Center for Healthcare Management which will bring together top academic researchers, students and health care executives and practitioners to explore critical issues in the management of health care organizations. News of the new center was covered by the LA Canyon News and Patch.

Unhealthy air caused by Aliso Canyon Leak
Fox11, California Science Weekly and CleanTechnica covered a study by researchers from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Health reporting that the 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak released hazardous pollutants into the air. The Associated Press reported that, as a result of the study, California regulators are considering levying penalties against the gas company responsible for the leak.

Mind the health gap
NPR, U.S. News & World Report, MDMagazine and covered a study led by Frederick Zimmerman, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, reporting an growing gap between the health of rich and poor people in the U.S.  


Dr. Richard Jackson, professor emeritus in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, was quoted in a HuffPost article about a UN report stating that the climate crisis threatens human rights and could push another 120 million people into poverty by 2030. The article was picked up by Canada’s National Observer.

Naderah Pourat, professor-in-residence of health policy and management, was quoted in a California Health Report article about adult Medi-Cal benefits.


Fatherly cited research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at UCLA showing that the U.S. is one of just a few countries that does not have a national paid family leave policy.