College of Public Health faculty members strive to share their research and add rich context to the reporting of public health and social justice issues in mainstream and specialized media outlets.
CPH in the media
Weight Loss Health Benefits Start Sooner Than You May Think
WebMD | February 7
BP Reductions Last 5 Years After Bariatric Surgery
TCTMD | February 7
Disparities Seen in Weight Loss Drug Prescriptions, Fills
Medscape | February 6
Campaign trail gaffes by Trump and Biden put a spotlight on their ages. Should voters worry?
USA Today | February 1
The Commonwealth Beat — Episode 20
The Commonwealth Beat | January 21
Shigella cases spiking in Philadelphia
Axios Philly | January 8
CDC data shows suicide rates hit an all-time high last year
KYW | December 4
Short changed: Military comes with unique risks for domestic violence, can silence survivors
The War Horse | November 30
Philly now has a permanent office for people with disabilities. Its success depends on what happens next.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | November 17
Short changed: Military women’s deaths by suicide linked to sexual trauma
The War Horse | November 16
The Flu Vaccine Works—In a Way Most People Don’t Appreciate
Scientific American | October 9
UNC shooting shows the need for trauma-informed college campuses
The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 8
Temple’s new chair of nursing looks to tackle the school’s challenges and launch new programs
The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 1
Why don’t Philadelphia students eat free lunches? Temple study aims to answer
Billy Penn/WHYY | August 31
Weight loss surgery significantly slashes risk of cancer among women
StudyFinds | August 22
35 Philly-area high school students from underrepresented backgrounds get full-ride to nursing school
The Philadelphia Inquirer | August 18
Nursing school scholarship program run by IBX Foundation expands
PhillyVoice | August 17
When we talk about the allegations against Lizzo, we need to talk about power
The Philadelphia Inquirer | August 15
Cities have long made plans for extreme heat. Are they enough in a warming world?
The Associated Press | July 9
Temple offers college credit to lifeguards who work at city pools this summer
PhillyVoice | May 25
City partners with Temple University to stem lifeguard shortage
The Philadelphia Tribune | May 25
Program works with Philadelphia teens to diversify nursing
6ABC | April 18
Social work students and local nonprofit produce workshop for trans people in recovery
Philadelphia Gay News | April 6
Philly water is safe to drink until at least Tuesday afternoon after chemical spill, officials say
The Philadelphia Inquirer | March 27
Biography: David B. Sarwer, PhD
Obesity Surgery | Feb. 17
Philadelphia could start using federal funds to replace lead pipes as soon as this spring, city officials said
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Feb. 3
The College of Public Health's pandemic response
ASPPH | December
Organ Donations Rise Around Motorcycle Rallies
The New York Times | Nov. 28
My grandfather was a pioneer in antidepressants. Now, I’m questioning their role in treating depression.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Nov. 13
Obesity: New guidelines rank best weight loss drugs
Medical News Today | Oct. 21
Most Philadelphians have trauma. Fixing our neighborhoods can help.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Sept. 28
Why Didn’t More Americans Use COVID Exposure Notification Apps?
Slate | Aug. 31
COVID and other health crisis continue to take years off our lives, CDC says
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Aug. 31
Why officials have a balancing act in explaining virus risks
Axios | Aug. 25
Debt is bad for mental health. Relief from Biden’s student loan forgiveness could take time.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Aug. 24
What To Know About Monkeypox, Circuit Parties, And Raves
BuzzFeed News | Aug. 9
White House Declares Monkeypox ‘Public Health Emergency'
NBC10 | Aug. 4
Chaudron Carter Short tackles dual leadership appointment at Temple University and Temple Health
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Aug. 3
Ultimate Mark: “I Just Love Playing Too Much!” (podcast)
My Body Odyssey | July 27
Q&A with David Sarwer on life after bariatric surgery
Psychwire | July 14
Temple names Dr. Chaudron Carter Short to dual academic, health system nursing roles
Becker's Hospital Review | July 1
Rare study to examine if private wells in Lehigh, Northampton counties are causing illnesses in children
The Morning Call | May 30
Suicide takes more military lives than combat, especially among women
The Washington Post | May 30
The bar for reimposing mask mandates is getting higher and higher
The Washington Post | May 9
Anthony Fauci said the pandemic was over in U.S., then backpedaled. What do experts say?
The Philadelphia Inquirer | April 29
Parents Say Mask-Optional Policies Leave Out High-Risk Students
Disability Scoop | April 27
As most places do away with mask mandates, this city is using them as a 'warning sign' to stay COVID-19 vigilant
ABC News (Australia) | April 24
Adults Who Got Plastic Surgery As Teens Reveal Their Regrets About It
HuffPost | April 19
The clues are in the poop: COVID-19 sewage testing is coming to Philly
The Philadelphia Inquirer | April 12
Will we stick to our COVID-19 pandemic ways?
KYW | March 25
America’s Flu-Shot Problem Is Also Its Next COVID-Shot Problem
The Atlantic | March 18
What to Say to Patients Who Ask: 'Does Black Tea Cure Diabetes?'
Medscape | March 17
Are smartphones serving as adult pacifiers?
The Washington Post | Feb. 26
'Physiology Fights Back' When People Are Trying to Lose Weight
Medscape | Jan. 27
Why are we still rejecting blood donations from gay men?
Mic | Jan. 20
Will COVID Be the New Flu?
Verywell Health | Jan. 20
Where Did We Go Wrong With COVID Messaging?
KYW | Jan. 11
BMI's role: 'A blanket approach is not acceptable any longer'
Healio | Dec. 2
Gov. Tom Wolf's mask mandate must expire Dec. 4, judge rules amid school debate
York Dispatch | Nov. 17
Organ failure: Patients of color have 'been let down by the system'
Post Bulletin | Nov. 11
Nursing school applications soar during pandemic
CBS Evening News | Nov. 3
The Common Halloween Candy Mistakes That Parents Make
The New York Times | Oct. 28
Opinion: James Bond movies perpetuate negative stereotypes about people who are disfigured
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Oct. 15
IBC Foundation, Temple to help students of color become nurses
Philadelphia Business Journal | Oct. 12
The US women’s soccer team got the same contract as the men
Quartz | Sept. 15
Why does information about vaccines and COVID keep changing?
WHYY | Sept. 6
New COVID guidelines could mean fewer school closures this fall
York Dispatch | Sept. 2
Temple dean shares how public health has changed during the pandemic | 5 Questions
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Aug. 26
How the U.S. vaccination drive came to rely on an army of consultants
The Washington Post | Aug. 22
Will Philly’s new mask mandate curb the pandemic surge? Scientists weigh in.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Aug. 12
Radio Times: Jeni Stolow on 'pandemic brain fog'
WHYY | Aug. 9
‘Enough is enough’: Gov. Murphy’s outburst was the latest sign of rising anger over pandemic divide
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Aug. 5
Leeja Carter on Simone Biles, mental health in gymnastics
CNN | July 28
Philly schools are spending $4.5 million on air purifiers to curb COVID-19. They won’t help much, experts say.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | July 20
Could MRNA Hold The Key For An HIV Vaccine?
KYW | June 17
2021's Best and Worst States for Working Dads
WalletHub | June 16
Vaccinations have hit a key threshold across Pa., but still lag in Philly and some rural counties
The Philadelphia Inquirer | May 27
The Mesmerizing Pull of Plastic Surgery Videos
The New York Times | May 26
Fully vaccinated Americans may need COVID-19 booster shot by fall
CBS News | May 20
The extra weight of COVID-19
APA | May 12
How long could the COVID-19 virus linger?
6ABC | May 2
Nervous about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Don't believe these myths.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | April 24
How Will We Know When the Pandemic Is “Over”?
Philadelphia Magazine | April 21
3rd COVID shot "likely" needed within 12 months
CBS News | April 15
Pa. joins national pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Pennsylvania Capital-Star | April 13
Colleges and Universities Partner With Local Communities to Distribute Vaccines
Diverse Issues in Higher Education | April 6
Are we heading for a post-pandemic ‘Roaring 2020s,’ with parties and excess?
The Washington Post | March 26
Where COVID-19 cases are rising fastest in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Inquirer | March 26
Philadelphia Housing Authority and Temple University partner to deliver COVID-19 vaccines
The Philadelphia Tribune | March 23
Mobile vaccine clinics ramp up efforts to reach Philly’s most vulnerable communities: ‘Let’s bring vaccine to them’
The Philadelphia Inquirer | March 23
Pandemic trauma affects our memory. Here’s how to be intentional about the way we tell the story of this year.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | March 9
Home care industry strained by pandemic
WHYY | Feb. 16
Wearing a facemask makes you more attractive
DW | Feb. 15
A call to end gender-based violence in the military
Military Times | Feb. 11
I hung out, socially distanced and masked, with someone who later tested positive. Have I been exposed?
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jan. 12
Are we at the beginning of the end of COVID-19? The tricky road to herd immunity, explained.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jan. 8
Analysis | The Health 202: Obese Americans suffer disproportionately from the coronavirus
The Washington Post | Jan. 6
Gyms are reopening: Here's how to stay safe from COVID-19
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jan. 6
A byproduct of the pandemic? Colleges see soaring interest in health fields
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Dec. 19
Inoculated health-care workers are now ambassadors for the coronavirus vaccine
The Washington Post | Dec. 18
A day of hope, and warning, as a vaccine is rolled out in the U.S.
The New York Times | Dec. 17
Can I get a massage right now? Here's how to think about the risk.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Dec. 7
Here's when to replace your fabric face masks
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Nov. 18
Thanksgiving vs. ‘pandemic fatigue.’ Experts warn against letting your guard down against covid-19 during the holiday.
The Washington Post | Oct. 31
How to host a safe outdoor Thanksgiving (and decide if you should)
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Oct. 29
9 medical experts on how their kids are safely celebrating Halloween
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Oct. 5
COVID, Politics, and the CDC
KYW | Oct. 1
COVID-19: CDC Reverses Controversial Guidelines on Testing
The Science Times | Sept. 19
Don't Rely on Student Contracts to Safeguard Your Campus
Inside Higher Ed | Sept. 18
Don’t isolate your friends who are parents — even if their kids are back out in the world
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Sept. 14
In-person events are back. Here's how to decide what's safe.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | July 31
How did 4,707 coronavirus cases go missing? The devil's in the data
PennLive | July 24
Philly looks for signs of COVID-19 in its raw sewage
The Philadelphia Inquirer | June 25
What have we learned after fighting COVID-19 for months?
KYW | June 16
As Pa. stay-at-home order ends, Kenney casts uncertainty that Philly will enter ‘yellow’ reopening phase
The Philadelphia Inquirer | June 3
You attended a protest during a pandemic. Now what?
LiveScience | June 3
Can I hang out with my parents in the yellow phase?
The Philadelphia Inquirer | May 30
Here’s Why Many of Us Are Exercising a Whole Lot More Right Now
Philadelphia Magazine | May 7
A Temple grad student won a global COVID-solutions hackathon with this social campaign
Technical.ly Philly | May 12
Temple's sale of Fox Chase Cancer Center to Jefferson is scotched
The Philadelphia Inquirer | May 5
Pa. to set coronavirus testing, contact tracing benchmarks just days before gradual reopening is set to begin
The Philadelphia Inquirer | April 29
Montgomery County’s jail tested every inmate for COVID-19 — and found 30 times more cases than previously known
The Philadelphia Inquirer | April 28
A Clearer Picture of the Long term During COVID-19
6ABC | April 27
Pennsylvania should better enforce stay-at-home order and share coronavirus data
The Philadelphia Inquirer | April 1
Do hospitals need $100 billion bailout to get through coronavirus pandemic?
The Morning Call | March 29
Coming weeks crucial in future of Pennsylvania's coronavirus outbreak
The Bucks County Courier Times | March 28
Your Family Needs a Coronavirus Plan. Here’s How to Make One.
Philadelphia Magazine | March 13
Viral Social Media Posts Offer False Coronavirus Tips
Factcheck.org | March 12
Should schools close for coronavirus?
LiveScience | March 5
Here's how to prepare for coronavirus (and possibly reduce your panic)
The Philadelphia Inquirer | March 4
Health officials emphasize handwashing to ward off coronavirus
FOX29 | March 2
Can people spread coronavirus after they recover?
LiveScience | Feb. 29
PBS39 News Tonight (Segment on "Tech Neck")
PBS39 | Feb. 5
How a pending Jefferson deal could reshape Philadelphia’s health-care market
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jan. 19
Government Studying Widely Used Chemicals Linked to Health Issues
The New York Times | Dec. 5
Allentown woman among rare cases of court-ordered quarantine in U.S.
The Morning Call | Dec. 1
Hahnemann closure puts $51 million in Medicaid funds in play. Will the money stay in Philly?
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Nov. 21
Until we know more about long-term effects, total ban on vaping products is needed
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Oct. 29
Temple researchers will look at link between PFAS and cancer
WHYY | Sept. 27
Hahnemann’s end was expected to be a crisis. But that’s not what happened, Philly health officials say
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Sept. 27
Temple opens clinic to serve North Philly, including former Hahnemann patients
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Sept. 20
LVHN continues expansion with plan to acquire troubled Coordinated Health
The Morning Call | Sept. 19
The new face of healthcare education—simulation
CIOReview.com | Sept. 9
'Not just a Philadelphia issue': Bernie Sanders rallies against Hahnemann closure—and for Medicare for All
The Philadelphia Inquirer | July 15
Temple University goes 'smoke free,' and then some
The Philadelphia Inquirer | July 6
Closing Hahnemann could deprive some struggling neighborhoods of a key safety net
The Philadelphia Inquirer | July 6
Bariatric divorce: why extreme weight loss leads to break ups
The Guardian | June 17
Leann Birch, Who Knew How to Get a Child to Eat Peas, Dies at 72
The New York Times | June 2
Teens and Families Trained to Engage with Researchers in PCORI-Funded Project
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute | May 23
A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers
The New York Times | May 16
This California banker bet on turning around Philly's Hahnemann Hospital. He's running out of time.
The Philadelphia Inquirer | April 8
Botox seeks FDA approval for major depressive disorder (print magazine)
New Beauty | April 3
Temple University to ban tobacco on campus
Philly.com | April 2
Why schools like Temple choose to go tobacco-free
Philadelphia Magazine | April 2
Temple University to ban smoking and vaping fall
Philly Voice | April 2
Temple plans to be tobacco-free campus by fall semester
6 ABC | April 2
Temple University to ban use of tobacco products on campus
CBS 3 | April 2
Temple to require vaccines for incoming students after mumps outbreak
Pocono Record | April 2
"We have to do more with less," says Coordinated Health president after cutting jobs and spending
The Morning Call | March 29
Mumps vaccine clinic at Temple delivers 2,285 doses in first day to students who lines up for MMR shots
The Philadelphia Inquirer | March 28
Penn. sued over proposal to force hospitals to contract with all plans
Modern Healthcare | March 27
Under Penn, Jefferson's shadow, can Temple Health, a de facto public hospital, ever catch a break?
The Philadelphia Inquirer | March 10
Temple researcher, local group awarded grant to support PFAS research, community work
The Intelligencer | Feb. 11
Roger Ideishi counsels Center for the Performing Arts on sensory-friendly events
Penn State News | Feb. 4
Temple's proposed sale of Fox Chase Cancer Center to Jefferson could boost health in North Philly
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jan. 10
Poverty among older Philadelphians on the rise
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Dec. 12
Temple students deliver customized fittings to children with cerebral palsy
Philly Voice | Dec. 12
Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces
The New York Times | Nov. 9
2018 diabetes facts and statistics
Wallet Hub | Nov. 6
Essity Launches Handwashing Works!, A Free Hand Hygiene Education Program For Elementary Schools Nationwide
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other outlets | Oct. 15
Tower Health buying Premier Urgent Care, but not its tax liens
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Oct. 2
Fox Chase official receives grant to improve genetic risk communication
The Philadelphia Tribune | Aug. 31
New York Has World-Class Hospitals. Why Is It So Bad for People in Need of Transplants?
The New York Times | July 11
Temple study in search of gay Latino couples
Philadelphia Gay News | June 28
Do soda taxes hurt or help the poor?
WHYY | June 21
Episode #1820: Bilingual Parenting
NPR/Latino USA | May 11
Sensory-friendly Pennsylvania Ballet performances make art accessible to all
Philadelphia Family | April
Safe injection sites are one answer to the opioid crisis
WHYY | April 16
After weight-loss surgery, singles were more likely to start a relationship and couples were more likely to split
The Los Angeles Times | March 28
Pedaling Their Own Path: Biking Helps Individuals with Mental Illness Overcome Barriers and Live Healthier Lives
Santa Barbara Independent | Feb. 27
Do the Poconos need three hospitals?
The Morning Call | Jan. 23
Jefferson completes acquisition of Magee Rehabilitation
Philly.com | Jan. 7
Custom adaptive devices for students with disabilities
6 ABC | Dec. 8
CVS buying Aetna: transformative or intrusive?
Philly.com | Dec. 5
UPMC's big goal: Doubling its revenue in 5 years. Here's how it'll get there
Pittsburgh Business Times | Nov. 9
Tenet’s Philadelphia legacy: Who profited more?
Philadelphia Business Journal | Nov. 2
Designing cardboard hacks to modify wheelchairs
WHYY | Oct. 13
A smoke to calm pre-exam jitters? Not at these colleges
Philly.com | Oct. 2
Report: U.S. obesity rate holds steady
American Heart Association News | Aug. 31
Social Services Innovations: HIV Prevention Using Web-Based Tools
Social Work Today | June