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As leaders in the field, our faculty are often asked to testify before Congress or are interviewed by major news outlets about their research or opinions on current public health events. The Milken Institute School of Public Health Office of Media Relations assists members of the media and elected officials in finding and contacting faculty experts for congressional testimony, newspaper and magazine article interviews or radio and television appearances.

 

Questions? Contact Milken Institute School of Public Health Office of Media Relations:

 

 

 

Kathy Fackelmann
Director of Media Relations
(202) 994-8354
kfackelmann@gwu.edu

 

Stacey DiLorenzo
Executive Director of Communications
(202) 994-8356
sdilorenzo@gwu.edu

 

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A recently published study by SPHHS Associate Dean for Research Kimberly Horn found that teenagers who increased the days on which they got just 20 minutes of exercise were able to cut down on their smoking habit.

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Poorly designed latrines can pollute the drinking water and put the public at risk of health problems. An SPHHS study estimates the number of people worldwide that rely on pit latrines and methods to keep drinking water safe and protect the public.

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Thomas E. Perez, former SPHHS faculty member, is nominated by President Obama for secretary of labor position.

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The nation’s community health centers are at risk to lose $120 million in grant funding, reducing visit capacity by 3 million visits, according to a recent SPHHS report.

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Twelve doctors received more than $100K in 2011, according to new report by SPHHS that examined the amount of money spent on pharmaceutical marketing in the District of Columbia in 2011.

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In January 2013, SPHHS welcomed James M. Tielsch, PhD, as chair of the Department of Global Health. Dr. Tielsch also holds a faculty appointment as professor in the department.

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New study on active gaming is the first to focus on African Americans and other minority children who are at high risk of obesity.

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Evaluation of text4baby mobile information service suggests the program can help prepare participants to become new mothers.

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A recent study by Environmental Health Associate Professor Sabrina McCormick finds that "citizen science" can help modern-day public health officials assess health and environmental threats.

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Workplace injuries and illnesses cost the nation more than $39 billion in 2010 and those most impacted are often low-wage workers, researchers find.

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