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FSPH In The News - for the week of March 8, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
March 8, 2019 to March 15, 2019


The federal government must lead on vaccinations
The Washington Post published an editorial co-authored by Jonathan Fielding, MD, PhD, urging the federal government to take a more active role in ensuring that children are vaccinated against measles, mumps and other childhood diseases. The Oregonian, Hartford Courant, and Kaiser Health News either syndicated or mentioned the op-ed. Fielding is distinguished professor of health policy and management and of pediatrics.


Sarah Blenner, MPH, was quoted in an Everyday Health article about health apps that share personal data with Facebook without users’ knowledge. The article cited a 2016 JAMA study that Blenner, director of field studies in the department of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, led prior to coming to UCLA.

Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH, commented in a Kaiser Health News article about the spread of “medieval” diseases such as typhus, tuberculosis and other illnesses among California’s homeless population. The Atlantic,, the Beloit Daily News carried the story.  Klausner is a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.


An article in Quartz about reports of a possible link between Apple AirPods and cancer cited previously published comments by Leeka Kheifets, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

A Devex article about a new study finding that few global health organization have comprehensive sexual harassment policies cited data from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, part of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Politico Pro (subscription required) cited a report that uses data projections on the state’s future uninsured rate from CalSIM, developed by UC Berkeley Labor Center and the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in a story about  pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom to expand health care coverage.