Read current and archived media coverage featuring the innovative public health research, practice, advocacy and education in which Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars are engaged.
8 Effortless Self-Care Activities That Take Only 5 Minutes To Do
Huffpost | 9/16/21
Check out this list from Jessi Gold, MD, MS, of quick and easy self-care tips.
St. Louis County Passes Vaccine Mandate For County Employees
KSDK 5 | 9/15/21
With county employees now being told to vaccinate or participate in weekly testing, Dr. Michael Kinch helps dispel myths about possible dangers of vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccines Boost Antibodies, Even in People With Weak Immune Systems
U.S. News | 9/10/21
Dr. Alfred Kim addresses concerns around taking immunosuppressants and the vaccine. A study he led on antibody production also counters concerns among the immune-suppressed.
What To Know About Mu, The Latest Coronavirus Variant In Missouri
St. Louis Post Dispatch | 9/08/21
As another variant enters conversation, Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH, emphasizes the role vaccination plays.
Calls Grow For Fda To Speed Authorization Of Kid Covid-19 Vaccines
Politico | 9/07/21
Dr. Jason Newland comments on the rising urgency of protecting children against COVID-19 infection.
Public Health Orders Issued By St. Louis Area Authorities Likely Saved ‘thousands’ Of Lives In The Region, Washington U. Study Finds
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | 9/02/21
Dr. Elvin Geng talks about the potential impacta delay in early pandemic stay-at-home orders could have had on the region.
Elementary School COVID Outbreak Shows Why Layers Of Safety Precautions Are Necessary
NPR | 9/01/21
As schools work to strengthen protections against COVID-19, Jason Newland, MD, MEd, discusses “vaccination cocoons” and proper ventilation as some best practices.
NASSP | 8/19/21
Jason Newland MD, MEd provides advice on how to best prevent spread of COVID-19 while attending school this Fall.
Vice | 8/18/21
Dr. Jessi Gold offers guidance on this complicated task.
St. Louis NPR | 8/17/21
Dr. Ebony Boyce Carter describes the high number of pregnant women infected with COVID-19 and why pregnancy makes women much more vulnerable to severe illness.
Teen Vogue | 8/17/21
As the pandemic continues for a longer-than-anticipated period, Jessi Gold MD, MS sheds light on teens, who likely had very different expectations for their high school and college life.
Too Many Research Papers Just Languish on the Shelf. These St. Louis Scientists Want to Put Them in Action
St. Louis Magazine | 8/16/21
Drs. Rupa Patel, Enola Proctor and Alex Ramsey discuss their efforts to increase science’s ability to reach people and have tangible impact on lives through dissemination and implementation work. Dr. Patel’s PrEP program is mentioned here for its success in doing just this.
St. Louis NPR | 8/13/21
Hilary Babcock MD, MPH, comments on how our progress toward safety from COVID-19 has taken a backseat to another overwhelming surge.
KMOV4 | 8/12/21
Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly comments on the persistence and severity of “long-haul COVID.”
Vogue | 8/12/21
Dharushana Muthulingam MD, MS discusses need-to-know info about the Delta variant.
Teen Vogue | 8/12/21
Dr. Jessi Gold suggests the merits of leading with empathy about the Delta variant as kids head back to school.
St. Louis Magazine | 8/11/21
Dr. Rebecca Messbarger comments on the progress of planning the event so far.
NBC News | 8/06/21
Dr. Jason Newland describes the latest COVID-19 situation among our nation’s youngest.
KSDK 5 | 7/28/21
Dr. Jason Newland speaks about the need for taking precautions before things take a fast turn for the worse.
STL NPR | 7/26/21
In the wake of the recent validation of Medicaid expansion by the MO Supreme Court, Dr. Cynthia Rogers explains how parents who were denied Medicaid struggled with neglected health issues and parenting.
Center for Health Journalism | 7/23/21
Hedwig Lee, PhD, discusses over-policing and its effect on targeted communities’ physical and mental health.
The Guardian | 7/23/21
Dr. Elvin Geng discusses the politicization of COVID-19.
U.S. News | 7/22/21
Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell, the director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, is mentioned here for findings on older adults’ positive experiences with time alone during the pandemic.
KMOV4 | 7/22/21
As the Delta variant spreads, Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly explains what makes it a game-changer and benefits of vaccination.
In Style | 7/22/21
Want to know if your anxious thoughts are actually evidence of social anxiety disorder? Jessi Gold, MD, MS, provides insight.
KSDK 5 | 7/15/21
Jason Newland, MD, MEd, and others contribute to the myth debunking here.
HuffPost | 7/15/21
Institute for Public Health Director Bill Powderly, MD weighs in on the COVID-19 symptoms doctors are seeing with the current variant strain.
NBC News | 7/15/21
As breakthrough COVD-19 cases increase, Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly shares his research on long haul experiences.
The Washington Post | 7/13/21
Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH, discusses guidelines she co-wrote which can support organizations that require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare employment.
AP News | 7/13/21
The Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, Bill Powderly, MD, mentions the impact that the July 4th weekend had on rising COVID-19 numbers.
CNN Politics | 7/10/21
Experts say that the return of school as an opportunity to uncover child abuse instances gone unreported during the pandemic, Dr. Melissa Jonson-Reid how the data is assessed is critical.
CNN Politics | 7/10/21
Rachel Sachs, JD, MPH, explains her concern about a possible raise in premiums for Medicare beneficiaries.
‘I Don’t Know What To Do’; St. Francois Co. Drug Treatment Center Closure Could Put Patients At Risk
KMOV 4 | 7/09/21
Addiction specialist Dr. Laura Bierut explains the pitfalls of abruptly closing treatment clinics without setting up alternatives for the patients who relied on them.
Interesting Engineering | 7/08/21
A study by Dr. Yin Cao illustrates the connection between risk of colon cancer and consumption of sugary drinks, particularly during adolescence.
Inverse | 7/05/21
Dr. Gautam Dantas is mentioned here speaking about the future certainty of antibiotics depletion.
KSDK 5| 7/03/21
Dr. Steven Lawrence says that it might be wise for indoor facilities to advise everyone to wear a mask instead of relying on the vaccination honor system, which hasn’t been successful.