In the media (Aug. 31, 2018)

NewsUTHealth School of Public Health was featured in the following media stories recently.

The Atlantic and the Houston Chronicle referenced a School of Public Health report about the level of distress felt by Hurricane Harvey victims.

The Houston Business Journal ran an article on the latest faculty members (Vanessa R. Schick, PhD, Sally W. Vernon, PhD, and Zhongming Zhao, PhD) to be awarded grants totaling $7.4 million from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.

Kelley Pettee Gabriel, PhD, MS, was quoted in Psychology Today about her research revealing that people fall into a trap of greater physical inactivity during middle age. The story was picked up by seven other media outlets including MSN Lifestyle, Health Central, Medical Xpress and News Medical Life Sciences.

Paula Stigler Granados, PhD, was interviewed by a Health reporter about Chagas disease, transferred by kissing bugs, which is on the rise in the U.S. and other countries.

Steven Kelder, PhD, MPH, was interviewed by a Reuters reporter about the health risks of e-cigarettes for teenagers and young adults.

Gregory Knell, PhD, was quoted in a Medical News Today story about how weight loss significantly reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome. Health Tips also covered the research.

James Langabeer, PhD, MBA, discussed an innovative opioid intervention program on KPRC Radio's Fifty+ show.

Marcia Otto, PhD, was quoted in a Bon Appetit story about her research finding no significant link between dairy fats and cause of death, heart disease or stroke.

A Reuters Health story on research by Otto revealing eating a varied diet may not be so healthy, was picked up by 12 media outlets, including Physician's Weekly, Business Insider UK, Channel News Asia and Business Standard. The story was also featured in the ASPPH News.

Catherine Troisi, PhD, MS, was interviewed by KHOU-TV Channel 11 about the importance of immunizations in the wake of Houston's first reported case of measles in five years. Troisi also answered questions on this topic in a Facebook Live, which attracted 29,000 views.

Troisi was also interviewed by KTRH Radio for its morning drive show and online story about the importance of children being vaccinated against the flu following the CDC's approval of the nasal-spray vaccine.

Paige Padgett Wermuth, PhD, MPH, was interviewed for a live FOX 26 News story about the CDC's report on the sharp increase in sexually transmitted diseases. Padgett Wermuth was also interviewed by a TMC Pulse reporter on the subject.

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