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 FSPH In The News

FSPH In The News - for the week of November 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Week of: 
November 23, 2018 to November 30, 2018

FEATURES

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

Air pollution linked to autism
STAT featured research led by Dr. Beate Ritz, a professor and vice chair of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, that found an association between an autism diagnosis and exposure in infants to air pollution.

How number of Californians without health insurance may increase
The San Francisco Chronicle, KTVU-TV, KCBA-TV and the Los Angeles Business Journal featured research by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and UC Berkeley reporting that eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty could result in up to 800,000 more Californians being  uninsured by 2023. A Politico newsletter and news roundups by California Healthline and Kaiser Health News also cited the research. 
KTVU-TV, San Francisco: https://goo.gl/qRNebS
KCBA-TV, Monterey: https://goo.gl/8c8XBy

The current state of HIV/AIDS
Wallet Hub featured Nina Harawa, an adjunct associate professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a faculty associate at the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in a Q&A-interview on HIV/AIDS. Harawa is also an associate professor-in-residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

QUOTABLES

Kristen R. Choi, a nurse who received 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.

Dr. David Eisenman, a professor-in-residence of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, was quoted in a New York Times article about the challenges faced by older people who lost their homes as a result of the Camp Fire. Las Vegas News and WRAL.com picked up the story. Eisenman is also a professor-in-residence of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and of public health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, commented in article in The Lancet’s “Newsdesk” and Newsreview.com about the rise of congenital syphilis and other STIs in the U.S.

Gerald Kominski, a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a senior fellow at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in a Playboy article about the trend in using the fundraising site GoFundMe to pay for medical expenses.

Steven Wallace, a professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and associate director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune about US public health policy that puts responsibility for health solely on seniors instead of pharmaceutical, food, housing and other industries that influence health.

Yifang Zhu, a 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. Yahoo! and Yahoo! Finance picked up the story.

BRIEFS

People's World cited analysis on the effects of the proposed changes to the federal 'public charge' rule by the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and UC Berkeley.

The Bangkok Post published an article announcing the winners of the Prince Mahidol Award for work in the fields of medicine and public health. One of the award winners includes John Clemens, adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. 

An opinion piece in The Conversation cited research by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty members Vickie Mays and Gilbert Gee.

Medical Xpress 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 changes to the public charge rule 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.