College of Public Health "In the News"

Whether the focus is maternal, reproductive and women’s health, the effects of the proposed ACA and Medicaid cuts on Ohioans, finding solutions to the opioid crisis, regulating tobacco products, or other important issues of our day, College of Public Health experts are creating new knowledge through research and providing timely perspective. 

Some selected examples of CPH faculty and leadership “In the News”:

The Columbus Dispatch | 
December 2, 2018
Featuring: Teresa Long

“What we eat, how much we eat, how much we salt, how much we’re physically active, all are contributors to our heart health,” she said, adding that making fresh food more accessible to low-income individuals and families is imperative in creating a healthier state.

Long emphasized the importance of children establishing healthy lifestyles through school and community programs, and extending those good habits into adulthood to reduce the likelihood of their developing heart disease or Type 2 diabetes.

Ohio State News | 
November 28, 2018
Featuring: Paul Reiter; Abigail Shoben; Electra Paskett; Mira Katz

“The return rate was so much higher than we expected – we thought maybe 30 or 40 percent of the women would send the tests back, based on experiences in other countries,” said Paul Reiter, an associate professor of health behavior and health promotion at Ohio State.

“There’s a lot of interest in exploring more widespread use of these tests in the U.S., particularly to increase screening rates among women who aren’t getting regular care,” said Reiter, who is part of the cancer control research program at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC).

The New York Times | 
November 27, 2018
Featuring: Micah Berman

Micah Berman, associate professor of public health and law at The Ohio State University, said the amount of nicotine in a pod can be deceptive — what really matters is how much the body actually absorbs.

“One of the things with cigarette design over the years is that they have figured out how to maximize the impact of nicotine in cigarettes,” Mr. Berman said.

Of Juul’s plans, he said: “If it’s a change that reduces test levels of nicotine — the amount you would identify as being in the pod itself — but doesn’t actually change the biological level then that’s certainly problematic,” he said. “It’s more like cheating the test.”