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FSPH In The News - for the week of November 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Week of: 
November 17, 2018 to November 23, 2018

FEATURES

Wildfire smoke could cause health issues
Michael Jerrett, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed by CBS News about health risks posed by fires burning in California. Yahoo and WCBI shared the video. Jerrett’s quotes were included in a CBSNews.com article and a Sputnik News article.

Air pollution linked to autism
STAT featured research led by Beate Ritz, professor and vice chair of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, that found an association between air pollution exposures during infanthood and being diagnosed with autism.

QUOTABLES

Yifang Zhu, professor of environmental health sciences and associate dean for academic programs at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Vogue article about the air quality dangers posed by wildfires in California.

Kristen R. Choi, a nurse who is pursuing a master’s in science degree at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in an NPR article about how doctors and nurses cope with the mental health toll of treating gun violence victims.

BRIEFS

MedicalXpress cited data from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The data came from a study about how tobacco cessation outreach that offered incentives such as nicotine patches and a $20 gift card prompted more Medi-Cal smokers to call a smoking cessation quit line and remain smoke-free in the short- and long-term. 

Politico cited data from the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research showing that the Trump administration’s proposed new citizenship requirements could cause many immigrants to drop out of Medicaid or coverage they receive through the Affordable Care Act.

The San Francisco Chronicle cited the California Health Interview Survey, a statewide survey administered by the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in an article about food insecurity.