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 Associated Press | 
February 11, 2019
Featuring: Megan Roberts, PhD

E-cigarettes are generally considered better than cigarettes for adults who are already addicted to nicotine. But health officials have worried for years that electronic cigarettes could lead kids to switch to smoking traditional cigarettes.

“I think the writing is on the wall,” with research increasingly suggesting e-cigarettes are becoming a gateway to regular cigarettes, said Megan Roberts, an Ohio State University researcher.

WBNS-10TV | 
February 4, 2019
Featuring: Micah Berman

Micah Berman, who studies e-cigarette use among Ohio teenagers, says putting the product in the hands of teenagers is just part of the problem.

"The other thing that is terrifying about e-cigarettes is that we don't know the long-term effects. Our kids are essentially guinea pigs," he said.

Ironton Tribune | 
January 19, 2019
Featuring: Elli Schwartz, Hanna Piscalko, Deborah Jones

On Friday, Elli Schwartz and Hanna Piscalko, students from The Ohio State University College of Public Health, along with Deborah Jones, also from the university, delivered clothing for 63 children, which included pants, tops, socks, underwear and winter coats.