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 New York Times | 
July 20, 2018
Featuring: Michael Bisesi, PhD, MPH

Asbestos is a natural material, a mineral dug from mines. It consists of countless tiny fibers that are physically durable and resistant to heat, acid and fire. Those fibers give asbestos its insulating properties. At various times, said Dr. Michael Bisesi, a professor of environmental health sciences and the senior associate dean of the college public health at Ohio State University, asbestos was used in products as varied as drapes, fireproofing in the walls of buildings, pipe insulation and brake pads on automobiles. He said that asbestos was generally mixed with other materials, so that its overall percentage in any product was usually quite small.

Healio | 
July 19, 2018
Featuring: Sarah Anderson, PhD

“We analyzed data from a large national cohort study to examine how different levels of toddler self-regulation are associated with the prevalence of obesity at kindergarten age and whether boys and girls differ in how self-regulation and obesity are associated,” Sarah Anderson, PhD, an associate professor in the division of epidemiology at The Ohio State University College of Public Health, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “We found that the pattern of association between toddler self-regulation and child obesity was different in boys and girls.”

The Hill | 
July 6, 2018
Featuring: Susan Olivo-Marston, PhD

Bipartisan legislation aimed at creating a national registry to collect data on the incidence of cancer among firefighters is awaiting the president’s signature. If signed into law, H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018, could take effect in the next few weeks. This new law is expected to provide improved resources for research into the occupational hazards faced by approximately one million professional and volunteer firefighters in the United States.