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Environmental health sciences chair Geoff Scott explains harmful bacteria and the toxins they release for WJCT News
Public health is a widely relevant field, impacting diverse populations and communities locally and around the world. Here are a few examples of the Arnold School faculty and students working with the media to promote and advance public health in South Carolina and beyond. Visit our Press Room for recent press releases and media/communication contacts.
Environmental health sciences chair Geoff Scott explains harmful bacteria and the toxins they release for WJCT News
LIVESTRONG asks exercise physiologist and exercise science department chair Shawn Arent for expert input in their recent article on leg press mistakes.
Verywell Health asks health services policy and management assistant professor Nabil Natafgi for input on direct-to-consumer telehealth care as they investigate Amazon Care.
WalletHub asked a panel of experts, including HPEB associate professor Brie Turner-McGrievy, for ways to fight obesity without breaking the bank.
Media outlets continue to turn to health services policy and management assistant professor and Rural and Minority Health Research Center deputy director Peiyin Hung to understand maternity care deserts in rural areas.
USA Today asks health services policy and management assistant professor Peiyin Hung to weigh in on the maternal health care deserts in rural communities of color.
The New York Times turns to health services policy and management Distinguished Professor Emerita Jan Probst to understand why COVID-19 racial disparities persist in rural areas.
State officials and public health experts, include epidemiology assistant profoessor Melissa Nolan, warn residents of the identification of an Asian long-horned tick on a Midlands farm.
The Office for the Study of Aging partnered with the Department on Aging and SC Alzheimer's Association to release the 2021 SC Alzheimer’s Registry Report this week. Registry director Maggie Miller spoke to ABC News at the State House press conference.
The Miami Herald reports that the wealthiest communities are almost fully vaccinated & Black communities are at 31%. Epidemiology assistant professor Monique Brown explains some of the barriers that lead to these health disparities.
Health services policy and management assistant professor Nabil Natafgi talks to the Washington Post about how the UofSC Patient Engagement Studio can help prioritize patient preferences.
As the world reacts to Bruce Willis' reveal that he has aphasia, The State asks communication sciences and disorders professor Julius Fridriksson about what his team is doing to address the condition.
WACH FOX's Brittany Breeding catches up with epidemiology assistant professor Melissa Nolan at the kick off for the All-In SC Study, which asseses the effectiveness of at-home testing for COVID-19 and other diseases.
Exercise science clinical associate professor Shana Harington is determined to improve recovery for breast cancer survivors by incorporating physical therapy into rehabilitation. Learn more with this WLTX19.
BRIE Labs project coordinator Carolina Delgado-Díaz discusses the new mLife study with WISTV's Dawndy Mercer Plank on Soda City Live.
Exercise science/physical therapy researcher Alicia Flach discusses the benefits of exercise for individuals with Parkinson's disease with WLTX19.
HPEB research assistant professor and project manager Mary Wilson talks to WIS News10 about their new study to reduce diabetes among African Americans.
Exercise science assistant professor Elizabeth Adams pens Op-Ed for The State on the impact of the child tax credit on the health of children in low-income families.
Rural and Minority Health Research Center director emerita Jan Probst explains to AARP how telehealth can help rural healthcare providers provide better care.
Talking with CNN, exercise science professor and chair Shawn Arent advises on the best time to exercise. The answer? Studies show afternoon is best, but Arent says consistency and quality of workouts (and nutrition) are even more important.
The Post and Courier's Shamira McCray reports on new research from the Center for Oceans and Human Health on Climate Change Interactions and the Environmental Health and Disease Laboratory on the link between exposure to harmful algal blooms and neurological.
Opioid addiction expert and health services policy and management associate professor Christina Andrews discussed the Murdaugh case with NBC News' Erik Oritz.
WIS TV's Nick Neville reports on two new National Institutes of Health-funded projects led by addiction expert and health services policy and management associate professor Christina Andrews to study Medicaid substance use disorder programs.
Greenville Business Magazine discusses preliminary results of SC Strong with assistant professor of epidemiology Melissa Nolan.
Epidemiologist Myriam Torres and PASOs Greenville manager Rut Rivera talk with USA TODAY's Nada Hassanein about progress in narrowing racial #disparities as #COVID19 #vaccinations climb
Exercise science chair and UofSC Sport Science Lab director Shawn Arent talks to NBCLX about the diet of Olympic athletes.
SC Radio features the work of epidemiology assistant professor Melissa Nolan, whose team is tracking tick-borne diseases throughout South Carolina. In this interview, she shares the basics on some of the new tick varieties they've found.
Center for Community Health Alignment deputy director Andrea Heyward talks to Healthline about the way COVID-19 affects people of color differently.
Exercise science professor Russell Pate and student Aliyah Abrams talk to WIS TV about parent/caregiver resources for helping kids be physically active, compiled by the Children's Physical Activity Research Group.
Health Services Policy and Management Distinguished Professors Emerita Janice Probst and Saundra Glover (also director/deputy director emerita for the Rural and Minority Health Research Center) talk to New York Magazine about the next COVID 19 obstacle: vaccine deserts.
Distinguished Professor Emerita Saundra Glover talks to ABC News4 about the virtual meeting for the SC minority population that she led with assistant state epidemiologist Jane Kelly to debunk vaccine myths.
Janice Probst, Distinguished Professor Emerita of HSPM and director emerita of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, explains to the Washington Post how the lack of health services and transportation impede access to the COVID-19 vaccine in communities of color.
HealthDay News reports on research from exercise science/physical therapy clinical assistant professor Elizabeth Regan: exercise programs that are standard for heart attack survivors can also benefit people who've suffered a stroke.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Assistant Professor Nansi Boghossian talks to VICE about factors that contribute to poor hospital outcomes, particularly for African American mothers and babies.
Melissa Nolan, an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, co-leads project to assess levels of COVID-19 infection and immunity in South Carolina.
The State interviews environmental health sciences researchers Geoff Scott, Sean Norman, Alan Decho and Saurabh Chatterjee discuss the increasing levels of vibrio bacteria in Carolina waters.
Associate professor of health promotion, education, and behavior Brie Turner-McGrievy talks to Today about some of the benefits of plant-based diets.
Myriam Torres, clinical associate professor of epidemiology and director of the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, discusses factors the Hispanic community may be considering with regard to the upcoming election with WLTX.
Susan Steck , professor of epidemiology, shares information about breast cancer disparities with WACH Fox57.
Exercise science professor Russell Pate explains how to exercise safely during a pandemic in this Medical Express article.
Patient Care Access News interviews Center for Community Health Alignment director Julie Smithwick during this podcast on health equity.
Bridget Armstrong, assistant professor of exercise science, talks to the Washington Post about the ways she has adapted her research on children and physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Environmental health sciences associate professor Sean Norman explains to the Post and Courier how he uses sewage to assess levels of COVID-19 in a community.
The Post and Courier reports on communication sciences and disorders professor Julius Fridriksson's new study to examine the cognitive effects of COVI-19.
Xiaoming Li (HPEB) and Dwayne Porter (ENHS) are using big data to track COVID-19 cases via Twitter. News 19 reports on the research.
PASOs directors talk to WLTX News 19 about the ways they are helping the Latinx community during the pandemic.
Janice Probst, health services policy and management Distinguished Professor Emerita, discusses factors surrounding hospital access during the COVID-19 pandemic with SC Public Radio.
Brie Turner-McGrievy, associate professor of health promotion, education, and behavior, talks to the Post and Courier about meatless diets and climate change.
Melissa Nolan, an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, discusses the coronavirus outbreak with Newsweek.
Exercise science and athletic training associate professor Susan Yeargin explains how medications may affect individual patients in a Healthline article on decreasing human body temps.
In an article on expanding access to healthy food, The Post and Courier's Adam Benson asks for input from Ashley Page, chairwoman for Columbia City Council's Food Policy Committee and research associate in the Arnold School's Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior.
ABC Columbia interviews epidemiology and biostatistics professor and chair Anthony Alberg, who has researched the impact of policy changes related to tobacco control, about the new federal law increasing the age to buy tobacco products.
Everyday Health interviews exercise science professor and chair Shawn Arent to help readers understand why we experience muscle soreness after a workout and what we can do about it.
Health promotion, education, and behavior associate professor Brie Turner-McGrievy explains to WLTX how social media can help people lose weight.
Health services policy and management Distinguished Professor Emerita Janice Probst talks to Reuters about the slower decline in childhood deaths among Rural Americans.
Exercise science assistant professor Christine Pellegrini shares the pros and cons of weight-loss apps with AARP.
WISTV interviews health services policy and management clinical associate professor Bankole Olatosi about the challenges of medical debt.
USC Carolina News & Reporter reports on exercise science clinical associate professor Shana Harrington's research into how physical therapy can help cancer patients -- the earlier, the better.
US News and World Report reports how music playlists can improve exercise. Professor of exercise science Russell Pate confirms that positive effects on mood can increase commitment to continuing physical activity.
Associate professor of health promotion, education, and behavior Brie Turner-McGrievy answers WalletHub's questions about adopting a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle.
ABC Columbia asks epidemiology and biostatistics professor/chair and cancer epidemiologist Anthony Alberg for inpu on the health effects of electronic cigarettes.
Physicians Weekly reports on study led by epidemiology and biostatistics researchers Nansi Boghossian and Marco Geraci on racial differences in health outcomes for infants born before 30 weeks gestation
Geoff Scott, professor and chair of environmental health sciences and director of the Ocean and Human Health Center on Climate Change Interactions, discusses the dangers of vibrio bacteria and the causes for its increasing presence in coastal waters.
Professor and chair of epidemiology and biostatistics Anthony Alberg discusses vaccination exemptions with The Spartanburg Herald.
WLTX19 asks health promotion, education, and behavior research associate Carrie Draper about how the closing of a local Save a Lot will impact food access for surrounding residents.
The Spartanburg Herald asks epidemiology and biostatistics professor and chair Anthony Alberg for expert input on whether and why physicians might turn away patients who choose to forgo vaccines.
The State's Sammy Fretwell reports on increasing harmful algal blooms and interviews environmental health sciences associate professor Saurabh Chatterjee about recent Ocean Center research that links microcystin to inflammation in the intestinal track for those with underlying liver disease.
Exercise science professor and chair Shawn Arent discusses the benefits of jogging in a Business Insider Nederland article on a study that found jogging to be the most effective exercise for individuals whose genes make them more likely to be obese.
US News & World Report asks exercise science assistant professor Davis Moore about study that found athletes with ADHD take longer to recover from concussions.
Exercise Science associate professor and athletic training expert Susan Yeargin explains to US News & World Report how to stay hydrated and exercise safely during the heat of the summer months
Medical Xpress reports on research published in Obesity by Exercise Science Professor and TecHealth Director Delia West on the use of intensive lifestyle interventions to produce sustained weight loss among minorities who have type 2 diabetes.
Health Services Policy and Management assistant professor Peiyin Hung talks to US News & World Report about the risks and challenges mothers and babies face when obstetric services are cut from hospitals.
Exercise Science Ph.D. student Lindsay Deckers discusses the appeal and merits of fitness trackers for kids with TechRadar.
CNN asks Exercise Science Professor Emeritus Steven Blair to weigh in on study findings that 4,400 steps per day is associated with longer lives for women.
The State interviews environmental health sciences chair and clinical professor Geoff Scott about the dangers of vibrio bacteria and how the new Center for Oceans and Human Health and Climate Change Interactions is addressing this public health threat.
Health New Digest reports on findings from research by epidemiology and biostatistics associate professor Alexander McLain, whose study found a connection between c-sections and asthma/allergies.
Columbia Regional Business Report discusses the new Community Health Worker Institute with director Julie Smithwick and Arnold School associate dean Lee Pearson.
The Washington Post asks health promotion, education, and behavior associate professor Brie Turner-McGrievy for advice on making healthy choices while eating out.
WFPL Louisville asks health promotion, education, and behavior professor Edward Frongillo for insights on the impact of food deserts and food insecurity on the health of older adults.
CBS News cites research from epidemiology and biostatistics assistant professor Melissa Nolan when reporting on possible outcomes due to growing populations of unvaccinated individuals.
Greenville News asks Health Services Policy and Management Professor Janice Probst for input on how to improve shortfalls in access to physical activity through playgrounds and parks for children in SC, as identified in a recent report.
Health services policy and management professor Janice Probst discusses the health of rural Americans with The ASCO Post.
NBC News breaks down the new Physical Activity Guidelines, including recommendations for children, which exercise science professor Russell Pate helped develop.
Epidemiology and biostatistics assistant professor Melissa Nolan talks to Texas Standard about a project using remote sensing to pinpoint mosquito breeding zones.
Them interviews health services policy and management assistant professor Janelle Downing about a recent study on the health of transgender and cisgender veterans.
Communication sciences and disorders professor Julius Fridriksson discusses new findings that tDCS may improve aphasia among stroke survivors with Medpage Today.
Janelle Downing, assistant professor of health services policy and management, discusses a recent study on the health of transgender and cisgender veterans with MetroWeekly.
Exercise science assistant professor Davis Moore explains the findings of a recent study on concussions to the UK Daily Mail: athletes with ADHD have a greater risk of depression and long-term anxiety after concussions than those without ADHD.
Epidemiology and biostatistics assistant professor Melissa Nolan discusses the spread of Chagas disease through kissing bugs.
Epidemiology and biostatistics assistant professor Melissa Nolan explains findings to NPR station KJZZ from a recent study related to non-medical vaccination exemptions and the impact on public health.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics professor and chair Anthony Alberg gives expert input to the Post & Courier regarding the issue of whether baby powder has been linked to cancers
Office for the Study of Aging's Maggi Miller and Mindi Spencer share information on the Arnold School's South Carolina Alzheimer's Disease Registry for WACH Fox.
Environmental Health Sciences research assistant professor Joe Jones explains to SC Public Radio happens when people litter and what we can do to help.
Mindi Spencer, HPEB associate professor and associate director of research in the Office for the Study of Aging, talks to the The Post and Courier about an Alzheimer's Association report that South Carolina has the highest death rates from Alzheimer's Disease.
Communication sciences and disorders associate professor Dirk den Ouden weighs in on a new therapy for treating stuttering: an electric jolt to the brain.
Exercise science faculty Xuemei Sui and Steven Blair contribute to a study that determines just a short treadmill test can predict the risk of mortality.
Exercise science professor and director of the SmartState Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Delia West says SMART goals can make New Year's health resolutions successful.
Exercise science professor and director of the SmartState Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Delia West explains holiday weight management to WIS TV.
Healthline consults with exercise science assistant professor Christine Pellegrini on the pros and cons of calorie counting and wearable physical activity monitoring devices.
HSPM Professor Janice Probst explains to The Greenville News how better economic conditions, education, job opportunities, and insurance would improve health in Appalachia.
Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Research Assistant Professor Mark Macauda discusses prevalence and health risks of ticks with South Carolina Public Radio.
Exercise Science Assistant Professor Mark Sarzynski explains to the Spartanburg Herald Journal why hot yoga feels like an effective workout.
WIS TV asks Carrie Draper, Director of Policy and Partnership Development for the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, to weigh in on food deserts in the midlands.
The Greenville News asks Exercise Science Professor Russell Pate for insight on Greenville Health System's 20-year plan to make Greenville County healthier.
Research led by ENHS Associate Professor Saurabh Chatterjee helps explain many of the health issues facing those with Gulf War Illness (GWI) as well as opening new pathways to treatment options.
HPEB Assistant Professor Brie Turner-McGrievy explains the science behind why vegan/vegetarian diets work for weight loss for The Washington Post.
Women's Health Magazine solicits scientific expertise from HPEB Assistant Professor Brie Turner-McGrievy on vegan weight loss studies.
Science Daily features research from the lab of ENHS Associate Professor Saurabh Chatterjee, identifying new pathway for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
HPEB's Brie Turner-McGrievy discusses Arnold School research on the role of social media during thousand year flood of 2015 with WACH Fox (video).
The Post & Courier reports on Associate Dean of Operatons and Accreditation Lee Pearson's testimony on the aging population in S.C. before the House Ways & Means Committee.
The State interviews Athletic Training Assistant Professor Susan Yeargin on South Carolina's 'sudden death' football safety policies.
Cancer Prevention and Control Program Lead Nutritionist Trisha Mandes and Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Associate Professor Brie Turner-McGrievy (pictured left) discuss seasonal food cravings/addictions with S.C. Public Radio.
The Post and Courier discusses potential of new video game developed by COMD Assistant Professor Dirk den Ouden and computer science/engineering colleagues to improve post-stroke communication abilities.
Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Associate Professor and Chair Daniela Friedman tells AARP S.C. how the S.C. Healthy Brain Research Network works to improve brain health.
Athletic Training Assistant Professor Susan Yeargin (Department of Exercise Science) talks with ABC Columbia on exercise safety in the extreme summer heat.
FOX News Health reports on a study by Epidemiology and Biostatistics Assistant Professor Jan Eberth, which found that many family physicians may have inacurate knowledge about lung cancer screening.