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All In The News tagged "School of Public Health"

Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction

Seth Welles, PhD, ScD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, debunked COVID-19 myths in an Aug. 23 NBC10@Issue segment.

Philly Should Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis — and Then Do Something About It

Sharrelle Barber, ScD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Aug. 20 Philadelphia magazine article about what it would mean to declare racism a public health emergency and what our officials can do to help ensure health equity now.

Scott Gabriel Knowles Is on a Quest to Understand What the Pandemic Reveals About Americans

Scott Knowles, PhD, a professor and department head of History  in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in an Aug. 15 Philadelphia magazine article about his daily livestream interviews and discussion series “COVIDCalls” – where he works to understand just what the pandemic might reveal about Americans. Michael Yudell, PhD, a professor and chair in the Dornsife School of Public Health was quoted in the article discussing the social problems exacerbated by the pandemic. Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Esther Chernak, MD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were also mentioned in the piece.

Specific Factors Influence Help-Seeking Among Black Male Survivors of Traumatic Injury

John A. Rich, MD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Aug. 14 Healio article about a new Drexel study reporting that severe postraumatic stress symptoms created pathways to seeking help among some Black men who survived exposure to trauma.

Quality of Life Assessments May Inform Kidney Transplant Waitlist Practices

Meera Nair Harhay, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Aug. 13 Healio Nephrology article about how quality of life assessments are associated with varying wait times for a kidney transplant among patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.

If Want to Expand Your COVID-19 Bubble, First Decide How Much Risk You Can Tolerate

Thersa Sweet, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was interviewed in a KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) "In-Depth" podcast about individuals expanding their COVID-19 bubble and the risks associated with that.

Researchers Create App That Alerts Naloxone-Trained Volunteers to Overdoses

Research from Stephen Lankenau, PhD, a professor and associate dean for research at the Dornsife School of Public Health, that finds that trained community members can reverse overdoses through use of an app and naloxone, was featured in a Aug. 3 EMS1.com article.

Number of Households With Hungry Children Nearing 14 Million, Study Finds

Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a July 28 Philadelphia Inquirer story about new statistics showing the number of households with hungry children on the rise and the long-term damage this will cause.

Want a COVID-19 Test? It’s Much Easier to Get in Wealthier, Whiter Neighborhoods

Usama Bilal, PhD, MD, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a July 22 FiveThirtyEight article about racial disparities in COVID-19 testing.

Philadelphia’s Tale of Two Cities: Wealthy Residents Get Tested at Higher Rates Than Poorer Residents: Analysis

Usama Bilal, PhD, MD, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, July 22 ABC News story, that also ran on MSN News, about racial disparities in COVID-19 testing in Philadelphia and other cities nationwide.

What ‘Racism Is a Public Health Issue’ Means

Sharrelle Barber, ScD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a July 20 Smithsonian article about how the coronavirus has disproportionally sickened and killed marginalized communities.

The Color of Coronavirus:  Black Mental Health Aftershocks

The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Dornsife School of Public Health was mentioned in a July 16 Philadelphia Citizen article about mental health “aftershocks” caused by the pandemic that may result in increased cases of anxiety, depression and possibly suicide.