Lifting depression among those with epilepsy, Fall 2016
Professor Nancy Thompson's Project Uplift (Using Practice and Learning to Increase Favorable Thoughts) was featured on the Rollins News website. The program is a groundbreaking distance-delivery intervention for people living with depression and seizures. Please click here to view article.
Virginia S. DeHaan Lecture on Health Promotion and Education, October 2016
The 2016 DeHaan Lecture featured Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States and Founding Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. The title of his talk was, "The Journey from Health Disparity to Health Equity." For access to a recording of the lecture, please click here.
The Guardian and The Trace, October 2016
Research Professor, Alex Wagenaar, was recently quoted in The Guardian and The Trace discrediting the effectiveness of Scared Straight programs that aim to teach children about the harmful effects of gun violence.
Reuters | Researchers publish U.S. data on police-related injuries, July 2016
Professor Hannah Cooper, who recently addressed police violence as a public health issue, told Reuters Health it's important to "expand the national dialogue beyond death. Non-fatal injuries are also vital to the conversation and are much more common,” she said. “Better surveillance of police-related injuries is needed,” she added.
Nancy Thompson Wins 2016 Scholar/Teacher Award, May 2016
Called the "founding mother" of the Rollins School of Public Health, professor Nancy Thompson is honored for almost four decades of service to Emory. As a scholar, Thompson’s expertise ranges from asthma to organ donation to end-of-life care and beyond. She has produced more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, 10 book chapters, and a coauthored book titled “Demonstrating Your Program’s Worth: A Primer on Evaluation for Programs to Prevent Unintentional Injury,” which received a CDC Communications Roundtable Award. For more information please click here.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado | Taryn's Story, April 2016
The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado produced a video on a patient participating in Project UPLIFT, a distance-delivered depression management intervention developed by BSHE professor Nancy Thompson.
CNN | Public Health Experts: Decriminalize minor drug offenses, March 2016
Professor Hannah Cooper has been quoted about drug reform on CNN.com. Study finds that high incarceration rates and aggressive policing have increased risk of HIV, HCV and opioid overdose. Experts recommend many drug policy changes, including decriminalizing minor drug offenses.
JAMA Pediatrics | Long-Acting Reversible Contraception and Condom Use Among Female US High School Students; Implications for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention, March 2016
In collaboration with CDC colleagues, Riley Steiner, Jessica Sales and Andrea Swartzendruber, have published a study in JAMA Pediatrics that has been featured on 50 media outlets,: HealthDay, CNN, NBC News, Reuters Health, etc. Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods, namely IUDs and implants, offer a promising strategy for reducing unintended pregnancies among adolescents. However, these methods do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. Among this nationally representative sample of sexually active female high school students, LARC users were nearly 60 percent less likely to use condoms compared to students using oral contraceptives.
The Conversation | Bethany Caruso discuses the need to empower women through access to water, March 2016
In recognition of World Water Day (March 22) BSHE doctoral alum, Bethany Caruso, wrote an article for The Conversation addressing the need to empower women through access to water. Bethany conducted research in India, Bolivia, and Kenya on the water and sanitation challenges that women and girls confront and how these experiences influence their lives.
NPR | Carla Berg discuss connection between tobacco-related policy and how lawmakers view tobacco, January 2016
Carla Berg talks about the Rollins School of Public Health's studies delving into the connection between tobacco-related policy and how lawmakers view tobacco.