In the News
The School of Public Health is frequently in the news. Our work and people are routinely featured in media outlets from coast to coast and overseas. Following is media coverage of the news, research and events at the School of Public Health.
11/25/13, The Nation
Dr. Mariana Chilton, was quoted in an article in The Nation about solutions to poverty.
11/22/13, American Public Media
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a story on American Public Media's "Marketplace" about a state-run health insurance exchange in California.
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted on NPR’s "All Things Considered" in a story about the impact of poverty on the Philadelphia school system.
11/19/13, The Nation
Dr. Mariana Chilton and participants in the Center’s Witnesses to Hunger program, were featured in an article in The Nation about the participants’ meetings with legislators about their experiences with poverty and public assistance.
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a CNBC.com article about the struggles of the federal Obamacare insurance website.
10/24/2013, Jewish Exponent
The Hard 'Cell': Is Cancer Insurance Worth It?
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a Jewish Exponent article about cancer insurance.
10/14/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Struggling with hunger and poverty, and caught in tobacco's grip
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the link between poverty and smoking.
Dr. Robert Field served as an expert commentator in numerous articles about the start of the Affordable Care Act. Placements included:
KKSF, 910-AM San Francisco
WPVI-TV, ABC Channel 6
Los Angeles Times
9/30/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
These groups will see the biggest changes
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about how undocumented residents will be affected by the Affordable Care Act.
9/28/2013, USA Today
Parents create custom jobs for adult kids with autism
Dr. Paul Shattuck was quoted in a USA Today story about employment for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.
9/27/2013, Wall Street Journal
Health-Exchange Prognosis: Unclear and How Will the New Health-Care Exchanges Do?
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a Wall Street Journal print article on September 27 about the Affordable Care Act’s new health insurance exchanges opening on October 1 and a September 27 Wall Street Journal blog post about how people will react to the changes.
9/18/2013, Health Day
Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently
Dr. Paul Shattuck was quoted in a HealthDay syndicated story picked up by U.S. News & World Report about his team’s research on employment and living outcomes for young adults on the autism spectrum.
9/13/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
History, comedy and science connect at FringeArts
Dr. Michael Yudell authored a philly.com "The Public's Health" blog post about an upcoming FringeArts performance he will be part of, linking history, comedy and science.
9/13/2013, Courier Post
Camden's Art Crawl is a must-see
The upcoming "Witnesses to Hunger" exhibit in Camden, developed by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was mentioned in a Courier Post article about the Camden Arts Crawl.
9/10/2013, Philadelphia Business Journal
Drexel School of public health gets new dean
The Philadelphia Business Journal featured the appointment of Dr. Ana Diez Roux as the next dean of the School of Public Health, in a story.
9/5/2013, The New York Times
New Ad Campaign Targets Childhood Hunger
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted in a New York Times article about a new ad campaign intended to address childhood hunger.
Many Americans Still Struggling to Feed Their Families
Dr. Mariana Chilton authored a guest blog post about child hunger and USDA data on food insecurity, that was published on BillMoyers.com.
What worries Obamacare opponents?
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a WHYY/Newsworks.org story about Obamacare opponents.
9/4/2013, SJ Magazine
Shutter to think
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted and featured in the September issue of SJ Magazine in an article aboutt g0he "Witnesses to Hunger" program she founded debuting in Camden, N.J.
8/11/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Carnival a healing touch for an ailing community
Dr. Renee Turchi, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, was quoted in and Philadelphia Inquirer story about St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s back-to-school carnival.
8/6/2013, Scientific American
Autism Risk-Factors Database Could Aid in Epidemiological Studies of the Disorder
Dr. Brian Lee, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, was quoted in an August 6 Scientific American article on an autism risk-factors database.
8/5/2013, 8/2/2013, PBS, Philadelphia Inquirer
A Place At The Table
Dr. Mariana Chilton was interviewed on PBS about A Place At The Table, a 2012 documentary film on hunger in the U.S. Dr. Chilton was also quoted in an August 5 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the science behind people negatively reacting to the poor.
7/10/2013, Pittsburgh City Paper
Reaching Out: New Pitt research center examines all LGBT health issues
Dr. Randall Sell was quoted in a Pittsburgh City Paper article about research programs for LGBT health issues.
In need of annual checkup for pre-existing condition, but no insurance will cover me. What now?
Dr. Robert Field wrote a health advice column for Philly.com.
The Faces of America's Hungry
Dr. Mariana Chilton was a guest on Moyers & Company on PBS-TV, discussing hunger, food insecurity and poverty in America.
6/23/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Stress First Aid for firefighters
Dr. Jennifer Taylor was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the Stress First Aid program to prevent PTSD and other psychological hazards for firefighters.
6/11/2013, Madison Times
African Americans Disproportionately Affected by Disasters
The National Resource Center for Public Health Readiness & Communications at the School of Public Health was mentioned in a Madison Times article about African Americans being disproportionately affected by disasters.
6/11/2013, WPVI-TV (6-abc)
Witness to Hunger
The Camden, N.J., debut of the “Witnesses to Hunger” program created by Dr. Mariana Chilton was featured on WPVI-TV (6-abc).
Philadelphia Fire Department expands mental-health resources for firefighters, first responders
Dr. Jennifer Taylor was quoted in a WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org story about new mental-health resources available to help firefighters and other first responders deal with the emotional stress of their work.
Corbett set to sign measure restricting abortion coverage in Pa.
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a WHYY/Newsworks.org story about a Pennsylvania bill affecting insurance coverage for abortion.
Could Your Neighborhood Be Making You Fat?
Research on obesity and neighborhood factors by Dr. Amy Auchincloss was featured in an article on CBSPhilly.com.
6/7/2013, Huffington Post
Stress, Trauma, Loss, Rage
Dr. John Rich was quoted in a Huffington Post article about viewing violence in America as a public health crisis.
6/6/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Amid tragedy, three honored for workplace safety
Dr. Arthur Frank was named in a Philadelphia Inquirer article for being honored for workplace safety.
6/6/2013, Huffington Post
Neighborhood Food Options Could Influence Obesity Risk
Research into the effects of neighborhood features on health and obesity led by Dr. Amy Auchincloss was featured in a Huffington Post article.
6/5/2013, The Wrap
Report: More Research Needed on Link Between Media and Violence
Dr. John Rich was quoted in The Wrap, in an article about the need for research into the link between media and violence to address gun violence—a recommendation of an Institute of Medicine/National Research Council report on which Rich was an author.
6/5/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Karen Heller: Lautenberg's powerful public-interest legacy
Dr. Ann Klassen was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer column about the public-health legacy of late New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg.
6/3/2013, WPVI-TV (6-abc)
The Police and the Community
A study by Dr. John Rich was mentioned in a WPVI-TV (6-abc) "Inside Story" panel discussion about the interactions between the police and the community.
How Cuts to Food Stamps Threaten Children's Health
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted in a Wired article about how cuts to food stamps threaten children’s health.
5/28/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Apparently roach-related asthma compounds misery
Dr. Hernando Perez was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about asthma in low-income areas.
5/23/2013, The Atlantic
Race is Not Biology
Dr. Michael Yudell was mentioned in an Atlantic piece about race and scientific research for his upcoming book tracing biological notions of race in the 20th century.
5/17/2013, America Prospect
Food Stamps Get Licked by Cuts
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted in an article in The American Prospect magazine about food stamps.
5/14/2013, Philadelphia Tribune
Power Up Gambia Promotes Water, Electricity Projects
Dr. Shannon Marquez was quoted in a Philadelphia Tribune story about Power Up Gambia.
5/14/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
GreenSpace: Cancer clusters or chance?
Dr. Arthur Frank was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about detecting cancer clusters.
5/12/2013, MSNBC and NBC
How do we solve poverty? and What if we solved poverty?
Dr. Mariana Chilton was a guest on the “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” on MSNBC for a two-hour program focused on finding solutions to poverty in America. Tianna Gaines-Turner, a participant in the Center for Hunger-Free Communities' “Witnesses to Hunger” program and a member of the Center’s staff, was also a guest. Chilton also authored a column for the show’s website and was highlighted on the NBC News "In Plain Sight" blog.
5/10/2013, New York Times
The Health Law and it's Incentives
Dr. Robert Field's letter to the editor about the health law and its incentives ran in the New York Times.
5/7/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer and Courier-Post
Kevin Riordan: Fixing the wounds in Camden's urban war zone
Dr. Sandra Bloom was quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer and the Courier-Post articles about trauma in Camden, NJ.
5/6/2013, Baltimore Sun
Green Dot Cards Are Primary Source Of Payment Among Inmates In Baltimore Jail, Says U.S. Attorney
Dr. Stephen Lankenau was quoted in a Baltimore Sun article syndicated to the Huffington Post about alternative forms of currency in prisons.
5/4/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Philly's Salvation Army gets $100,000 donation
Dr. Mariana Chilton was highlighted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a new program at the Salvation Army modeled on the Center's "Witnesses to Hunger" program.
5/2/2013, WHYY "Radio Times"
Healthcare law update
Dr. Robert Field was interviewed about the Affordable Care Act.
4/24/2013, Seattle Weekly
Freddy E and the Suicidal Effects of Gun Violence
The Healing Hurt People Program from the College of Medicine and School of Public Health, which helps provide PTSD counseling to victims of urban violence, was mentioned in a Seattle Weekly article.
4/22/2013, UC Davis Health System
Epidemiologist to give lecture on connections between autism risk factors and health-care claims
Dr. Craig Newschaffer was mentioned in a UC Davis Health System story for presenting at the UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation.
Gambia: UTG Signs MoU With St. Mary's College of Maryland, Drexel University
Dr. Shannon Marquez was mentioned in an AllAfrica.com story about the University of The Gambia's April 3 visit to Drexel's campus, where President John A. Fry and the vice chancellor of UTG signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
4/16/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Another gene-patent issue: Who owns information derived?
Dr. Robert Field posted on his Philly.com "Field Clinic" blog about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on whether human genes can be patented.
4/3/2013, WPVI-TV (6abc)
Arkansas Medicaid-Private Insurance Proposal Passes in House
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a Bloomberg story about the Arkansas Medicaid-Private Insurance proposal that was passed by the House.
4/14/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Hospitals Lead Antiviolence Efforts
The Healing Hurt People hospital-based violence intervention program of the School of Public Health and College of Medicine was highlighted in an op-ed about the role of hospitals in addressing violence. Drexel's participation in the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center was also mentioned.
4/12/2013, Seattle Times
Med schools teaching courses on LGBT patient care
Dr. Randall Sell was quoted in an article highlighting the LGBT health program at the SPH.
4/3/2013, WPVI-TV (6abc)
Father says HIPAA law may have contributed to son's death
Dr. Robert Field was interviewed on WPVI-TV (6abc) about HIPAA privacy law.
N.J. man lobbies for privacy rule changes after son's overdose
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a story on WHYY-FM and Newsworks.org about a challenge to healthcare privacy laws.
3/27/2013, Washington Blade
Philly college offers certificate in LGBT health
A story in the Washington Blade featured the LGBT Health Certificate program in the School of Public Health.
3/25/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
New Drexel program offers certificate in LGBT health
Dr. Randall Sell was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about health disparities in the LGBT community and Drexel's new online certificate program. School of Public Health students Lauren Orsini, Tosin Seriki and Allison Baker were also quoted.
3/24/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Must cut roots of deep poverty
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer editorial about the problem of high rates of deep poverty affecting Philadelphia.
Drexel Delegation Travels to Ethiopia and Explores African Partnerships
A story about a delegation of Drexel representatives, including President John A. Fry and Dr. Shannon Marquez, was highlighted on an Ethiopian news blog, EthiopianCNN.com.
3/19/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Of big cities, Phila. worst for people in deep poverty
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the high rate of deep poverty in Philadelphia.
Study finds no rheumatoid arthritis, pollution link
Dr. Anneclaire De Roos, was quoted in a Reuters article about a study that found no link between rheumatoid arthritis and air pollution.
De-Escalating Urban Violence In Most Vulnerable Moments
Dr. Theodore Corbin was interviewed on "Weekend Edition" on NPR about opportunities to prevent urban violence by intervening with social services for victims who have been injured.
3/8/2013, Courier Post
Trauma forum to focus on stemming Camden violence
Dr. Sandra Bloom was quoted in the Courier Post about the traumatic effects of exposure to violence in cities like Camden, which will host a trauma symposium in the spring.
3/4/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Documentary Takes a Stand on Child Hunger
Dr. Mariana Chilton was highlighted along with Barbie Izquierdo, a participant in the Center’s Witnesses to Hunger Program, in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the new documentary film, "A Place at the Table."
3/1/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
'A Place at the Table': America in Hunger's Grip
Dr. Mariana Chilton was mentioned for her role in the documentary film "A Place at the Table," about hunger in America, in a Philadelphia Inquirer film review and Philadelphia Daily News article and editorial.
2/23/2013, The New York Times
The Price of Public Violence
Dr. Theodore Corbin was quoted in The New York Times in an opinion article about the challenges in addressing public violence and associated impacts of trauma.
2/20/2013, WHYY Radio Times
'A Place at the Table' for Witnesses to Hunger: A New Documentary
Dr. Mariana Chilton and Barbie Izquierdo, a participant in the the Center for Hunger-Free Communities' “Witnesses to Hunger” program, were guests on WHYY Radio Times, discussing hunger in America and their participation in the new documentary film, “A Place at the Table."
2/16/2013, Philadelphia Inquirer
Obama's Pledge to End Childhood Hunger by 2015 is Struggling
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer about President Obama’s pledge to end childhood hunger by 2015.
2/12/2013, USA Today
Study Links Folic Acid to Lower Autism Risk
Dr. Craig Newschaffer was quoted in a USA Today story about a study showing an association between folic acid during pregnancy and lower autism risk.
This Week in Poverty: Revealing the Real TANF
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted in a story on TheNation.com about the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.
2/3/2013, The Lancet
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in the dock over ties with asbestos industry
Dr. Arthur Frank was mentioned in an article in The Lancet about alleged links between the IARC and the asbestos industry that have been condemned on the eve of a crucial UN conference.
1/25/2013, WHYY-FM's "Newsworks Tonight"
Newsworks Tonight: Ben Explains His Outreach Work
Ben Cocchiaro, a student in the School of Public Health and College of Medicine, was featured on WHYY-FM's "Newsworks Tonight" describing his health outreach volunteer work.
1/25/2013, KYW Newsradio (1060-AM)
Supreme Court Decision On ‘Obamacare’ Could Leave Poor Without Coverage
Dr. Robert Field, was quoted in a KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) story about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care for poor citizens.
Tavis Smiley Hosts Symposium "Vision for a New America"
Dr. Mariana Chilton, participated in a panel discussion on poverty in America on C-SPAN on January 17 hosted by Tavis Smiley, with co-panelists including Newt Gingrich, Jonathan Kozol and Cornel West. The program will re-air on PBS stations. Chilton was also quoted on TheNation.com.
Newtown opens eyes to other gun violence against young people
Dr. John Rich and Dr. Ted Corbin were quoted in a story on CNN.com about gun violence in Philadelphia.
1/13/2013, Diverse Magazine
Brain Debugger: Dr. Brian K. Lee
Dr. Brian Lee, was profiled in an article in Diverse magazine about his research and work with the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Dr. Craig Newschaffer was also quoted.
1/13/2013, This American Life
In Country, In City
The traumatic effects of inner-city violence addressed by Drexel's Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice in the School of Public Health, were discussed in a segment on the public radio program This American Life.
1/11/2013, TheNation.com and BillMoyers.com
Smiley Calls for White House Conference on U.S. Poverty
Dr. Mariana Chilton was featured in a story on TheNation.com and BillMoyers.com about her upcoming participation in a nationally televised panel about poverty in America, hosted by broadcaster Tavis Smiley.
Pharmacies look to leverage flu shots
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a story on Marketplace about pharmacies offering flu shots and other basic health care services.