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FSPH In The News - for the week of June 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Week of: 
June 23, 2017 to June 29, 2017


Public health expert continues to give widespread media interviews about healthcare law -- Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was interviewed by numerous media about California’s single-payer healthcare bill and the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act:

  • quoted June 29 by CBS News about implications for the Senate's proposal if it fails to pass Congress (republished by WSAW-TV)
  • featured as guest broadcast interview June 28 by Minnesota Public Radio about shortcomings of the Senate's proposal
  • quoted June 27 by CNBC about an individual family's perspective of the Senate’s “assault on health care” while his son battles leukemia
  • featured as guest broadcast interview June 26 by KPCC-FM about how the Senate's proposal would affect California
  • quoted June 27 by San Francisco Gate about California politicians' views about the Senate’s proposal (republished by Laredo Morning Times)
  • quoted June 23 by San Jose Mercury News about suspension of California's single-payer bill
  • quoted June 23 by Los Angeles Times in a Q&A about California's single-payer bill's effect on California residents and the potential for "medical tourists"
  • quoted June 22 by the San Francisco Chronicle about consequences of the Senate's proposal for Californians.

Fielding School research about CA's medicaid waiver program featured by -- story on June 28 featured research conducted by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and commentary from Dr. Nadereh Pourat, Fielding School professor-in-residence and the center's director of research, about Pourat’s evaluation of a California Medicaid waiver program that aimed to improve public hospitals in California.

Medicaid waiver leads to hospital improvements -- An evaluation by Dr. Nadereh Pourat, Fielding School professor-in-residence and director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reporting a five-year Medicaid waiver program for public hospitals helped increase health services to poor and uninsured populations in California was featured June 28 by Press Release Point and June 30 by Payers & Providers.

Fielding School alumnus featured by Digital Journal for new role with HealthRadioRX -- UCLA Public Health alumnus Dr. Dwain Morris-Irvin (MPH '94) was featured June 28 by Digital Journal for being named Director of Scientific Research and Development for HealthRadioRX.

CHPS’s Shana Alex Charles featured by OC Register -- The Orange County Register featured Dr. Shana Alex Charles, faculty associate at the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in a June 27 article about the swings in attitudes toward health insurance expansion throughout US history.

Developing new treatments for gonorrhea -- Infectious Disease Advisor on June 27 featured research led by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health about new developments in the treatment of gonorrhea. Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was the study’s senior author.


Dr. Jody Heymann, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, was quoted June 29 in a CNN article about the health benefits of paid parental leave. The story was republished by Gant News Daily.

Dr. Zuo-Feng Zhang, professor of epidemiology and associate dean for research, commented June 28 in a Doctor NDTV article about the appropriate amount of green tea to consume for maximum health benefits.

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, professor-in-residence at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, commented June 27 in El Editor and ¡Hola! Arkansas about the lack of research supporting the safety implications of expanding house of alcohol sale.


The Long Beach Press-Telegram cited research from the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research about the amount of public funds spent on California health care expenditures in an article about protest over halting the California's proposed single-payer heathcare bill, SB-562.