In the Media: News Roundup (May 20, 2022)

May 20, 2022

SPHHS researchers and staff members, including Andrew Lover, Nicholas Reich, and Cassandra Spracklen (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), Airín D. Martínez, PhD student Saharra Dixon, and MPH students Sam Tarplin, Parker Sweet, and Erin Maggiulli and alumna Liz Whynott '09MPH (Health Promotion and Policy), and Brenda Evans (Center for Community Health Equity Research) and Risa Silverman (Office of Public Health Practice and Outreach) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; genetic markers for type 2 diabetes; air pollution; safe injection sites; compulsive hair pulling; and issues of health equity.

Updated May 20, 2022:

The coronavirus levels in Eastern Mass. waste water keep increasing, suggesting cases will continue rising -  Andrew Lover, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Boston Globe, 5/19/22)

COVID levels in wastewater trend up, indicating current surge will continue -  Andrew Lover, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Boston.com, 5/19/22)

What if quality healthcare were accessible to all?  - Brenda Evans, Center for Community Health Equity Research, and Risa Silverman, Office of Public Health Practice and Outreach (WRSI The River [radio], 5/19/22)

Pollution's fatal threat gains urgency after 9 million died in one year - Richard Peltier, Environmental Health Sciences (NBC News, 5/17/22)

Worldwide study of diverse populations sheds new light on how genes contribute to type 2 diabetes -  Cassandra Spracklen, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (News-Medical Life Sciences, 5/12/22)

New White House Covid projection puzzles experts and catches some Biden officials off guard -  Nicholas Reich, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (CNN, 5/12/22)

Advocates push for safe injection sites in western Mass. - MPH students Sam Tarplin, Parker Sweet, and Erin Maggiulli, and alumna Liz Whynott '09MPH, Health Promotion and Policy (Daily Hampshire Gazette, 5/6/22)

MOSAIC: Film, conversation and community - Risa Silverman, Office of Public Health Practice and Outreach (The Berkshire Edge, 5/4/22)

Hazardous Material From State Bridge Project Dumped Near Chelsea Homes - Richard Peltier, Environmental Health Sciences (CBS News Boston, 5/4/22)

A devastating milestone looms: 1 million US deaths from COVID-19 -  Nicholas Reich, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Boston Globe, 4/28/22)

Compulsive Hair Pulling May Be Incurable, But The Shame Around It Isn't - PhD student Saharra Dixon, Health Promotion and Policy (Elle Magazine, 4/27/22)

Fauci says US is out of the ‘full-blown’ pandemic phase. But experts warn the virus still poses a threat. -  Andrew Lover, Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Boston Globe, 4/27/22)

Only 43% of clinical trials report race and ethnicity — What can be done? - Airín D. Martínez, Health Promotion and Policy (Medical News Today, 4/21/22)