The skinny on weight-loss apps
Exercise science assistant professor Christine Pellegrini shares the pros and cons of weight-loss apps with AARP.
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.
Exercise science assistant professor Christine Pellegrini shares the pros and cons of weight-loss apps with AARP.
WACH Fox interviews epidemiology and biostatistics associate professor Jan Eberth on the low lung cancer survival rates in South Carolina.
WISTV interviews health services policy and management clinical associate professor Bankole Olatosi about the challenges of medical debt.
Health promotion, education, and behavior associate professor Katrina Walsemann discusses her research on the many implications of student loan debt with Quartz at Work.
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.
Health services policy and management professor emerita Janice Probst discusses rural hospitals and how CEOs need training in order to help them avoid closure.
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.
Greenville News asks environmental health sciences assistant professor Anindya Chanda for expert input on the air quality and mold issues facing employees at Clemson University.
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.
Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Associate Professor Katrina Walsemann explains the connection between student debt and mental health to NPR's Marketplace.
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.
Salon quotes Katrina Walsemann on the health impact (e.g., anxiety, shorter sleep, poorer mental health) of student debt on their near-retirement parents.
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.
Project Manager Mary Wilson explains the BRIE Lab's NEW Soul Study (led by HPEB associate professor Brie Turner-McGrievy), which aims to reduce cardiovascular disease in the African American population, with Cola Daily's Karamie Sullivan.
FreeTimes asks Carrie Draper, vice chairwoman of the city’s Food Policy Committee and a co-founder of FoodShare South Carolina and member of the Arnold School's Nutrition Consortium, to weigh in on connecting low-income neighborhoods with fresh food.
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.
News Observer asks health promotion, education, and behavior associate professor Heather Brandt for input on rising rates of non-medical vaccination exemptions.
Them interviews health services policy and management assistant professor Janelle Downing about a recent study on the health of transgender and cisgender veterans.
The Post and Courier asks HSPM professor and Office of Rural Health Research director Janice Probst to weigh in on the possibility of merging and/or closing rural hospitals in SC.
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.
Greenville News interviews health services policy and management professor and SC Rural Health Research Center director Janice Probst about life expectancy of South Carolinians.
Post & Courier features health promotion, education, and behavior associate professor Brie Turner-McGrievy's new nutrition study to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among African Americans.
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.
HPEB Associate Professor Heather Brandt discusses the uses of social media as tools for emergency repsonse and recovery (both during and after the event) with Fox News U.S.
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 Associate Professor Lucy Ingram details the challenges of a new strain of gonorrhea to the Post & Courier.
Charleston City Paper asks Health Services Policy and Management's Elizabeth Crouch & Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior's Aditi Srivastav about the connections between adverse childhood experiences and poor health.
Aiken Standard asks Environmental Health Sciences Assistant Professor Anindya Chanda for expert input on disposal of chemical agent near Aiken County school.
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.
The Post & Courier interviews PASOs Director Julie Smithwick about a new trend in South Carolina and other states: some immigrant parents are now opting children out of healthcare services.
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.
Associate Dean for Clinical Public Health Ronnie Horner (left) and Dean Thomas Chandler discuss the Arnold School's expansion to the upstate with Greenville News.
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.
EXSC Professor and CPARG Director Russell Pate discusses new SHAPES/SC project to increase physical activity among preschool-aged children with Post & Courier.
HPEB Assistant Professor Brie Turner-McGrievy explains the science behind why vegan/vegetarian diets work for weight loss for The Washington Post.
US News & World Report calls on COMD Clinical Assistant Professor and Cochlear Implant Program Director Jason Wigand for tips on how to best communicate with someone who has hearing loss.
HSPM Professor and SC Rural Health Research Center Director Jan Probst explains the challenges of rural health care access for U.S. News and World Report.
Women's Health Magazine solicits scientific expertise from HPEB Assistant Professor Brie Turner-McGrievy on vegan weight loss studies.
The Post and Courier discusses growing debt acquired by parents for students' education with study author Katrina Walsemann (HPEB).
Science Daily features research from the lab of ENHS Associate Professor Saurabh Chatterjee, identifying new pathway for treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Knowridge Science Report features EPID/BIOS Associate Professor Susan Steck's study of the effects of a plant-based diet on prostate cancer.
HPEB Assistant Professor Courtney Monroe comments on wearable physical activity trackers for HealthDay.
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.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinical Assistant Professor Jason Wigand lends his expertise to U.S. News & World Report on how headphone users can protect their hearing.
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.
United Press International reports on study findings by EPID/BIOS Associate Professor Jim Burch and team regarding the increase in prevalence of sleep disorders among U.S. Veterans.
The State publishes letter to the editor by the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities' Carrie Draper on making sure all children eat well during summer.
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.
Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Associate Professor Katrina Walsemann comments on the link between student debt and mental health for the Waterlook Chronicle.