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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.

 

August 2014

8/26/14

A story in Daily Observer describes a Drexel SPH delegation visit with Vice President and Women's Affairs Minister in The Gambia. The delegation was in the country on a mission focusing on maternal and child health. Associate Dean Marquez, who has been working in The Gambia for 15 years advancing health delivery systems, stated that their visit aims to strengthen their partnership with authorities.

 

July 2014

7/31/14

A story on WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org about a new mental health clinic, the first in the country to be placed in a retail location, mentioned the role of Gregory Caplan and Teresa Moore, who conceived the idea for it as part of their community-based master’s project as MPH students in the School of Public Health.

7/27/14

Robert Field, JD, PhD, a professor in the School of Law and School of Public Health, authored a Philly.com response to a question about the eligibility of marketplace insurance. He also authored a response two days earlier on the legality of Obamacare subsidies on federal exchanges.

7/25/14
Research on the cost of parking in cities, led by Amy Auchincloss, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, was discussed in an article on FastCompany’ s Co.Exist website.

7/22/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, a professor in the School of Law and School of Public Health, was quoted in a WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org article about two federal courts' opposing views on Obamacare. Field also wrote a blog post for Philly.com on this topic.

7/18/14
Michael Yudell, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, was mentioned in a  Geekadelphia blog post for his involvement with the improvisational comedy program "Study Hall."

7/6/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, a professor in the School of Law and School of Public Health, blogged for Philly.com about healthcare and retirement.


June 2014

6/28/14
Sandra Bloom, MD, was mentioned in a program on WHYY-FM's "Voices in the Family," for her work in identifying trauma and developing trauma-informed care practices. 

6/27/14
Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, Dean of the School of Public Health, was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer article for her membership in a committee reviewing studies of the health effects of ozone for the Environmental Protection Agency.

6/24/14

Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, weighed in on WHYY/Newsworks.org's coverage of the ongoing debate over the Affordable Care Act, specifically the penalty for employers unwilling to offer health insurance to their workers.

May 2014

5/29/14
Stories on KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) and WPVI-TV (6-abc) featured the unveiling and community celebration of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Mobile REACH van. Jennifer Plumb, DSW, and James Connell Jr., PhD, were quoted in the KYW story.

5/22/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, was quoted in a ThinkProgress article about replacing school meals for children during summer breaks.

5/16/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal story about the FFC’s vote on net neutrality. He also was quoted in a CNBC.com article on May 15 about insurers sharing information about prices.

5/15/14
An article on the Chicago Sun-Times “Voices” blog featured research on the cost of parking in cities led by Amy Auchincloss, PhD.

5/14/14
An Associated Press story about health issues affecting adults with autism, quoting Paul Shattuck, PhD, ran in many outlets, including the Boston Globe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Salon.com.

5/14/14
Research led by Amy Auchincloss, PhD, was cited in a FastCompany story about controlling parking costs in cities.

5/14/14
A story in the Philadelphia Daily News featured Barbie Izquierdo, a participant in the Witnesses to Hunger program in the School of Public Health, for her experience as a member of Witnesses and speaking out about hunger and poverty. Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was mentioned.

5/14/14
Paul Shattuck, PhD, was quoted in an Associated Press article about health challenges of adults with autism.

5/13/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a Philadelphia Daily News article about the roots of deep poverty in Philadelphia.

5/6/14
Jennifer Kolker, MPH, was quoted in a WHYY/Newsworks story about the Philadelphia Health Department pursuing national accreditation.

5/5/14
Jennifer Kolker, MPH
, was quoted in a WHYY/Newsworks story about the Philadelphia Health Department pursuing national accreditation.

April 2014

4/30/14
Brian K. Lee, PhD, was quoted in a Yahoo! Shine post about his research describing the risk of having a child with autism among older mothers.

4/29/14
Brian K. Lee, PhD, was quoted in a HealthDay story syndicated to numerous outlets including U.S. News & World Report, MSN.com and Philly.com, about his research on the relationship between parents’ ages and a child’s risk of developing autism.

4/24/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, was quoted on WHYY/Newsworks.org about U.S. Rep. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz’s comments on Obamacare.

4/23/14
Brian K. Lee, PhD, was quoted in a WHYY-FM/Newsworks story about his research on the effect of parental age on autism risk. Audio | More Coverage

4/23/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a KYW Newsradio 1060-AM story about net neutrality.

4/22/14
Jennifer Plumb, DSW, director of the outreach core in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal article about the institute’s new Mobile REACH van for outreach and research. The Westphal College was also mentioned for holding a competition among students to create the van’s customized interior and exterior design.

4/22/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a Washington Post article about Idaho’s largest hospital system.

4/22/14
Research led by Amy Auchincloss, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, on the cost of parking in cities, was featured in a Fast Company article.

4/18/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a Washington Post article about the Affordable Care Act.

4/16/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a USA Today article about the hunger crisis in America. The Witnesses to Hunger program and participant Tianna Gaines-Turner were also featured.

4/11/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a Health Day article on the role of the next secretary of Health and Human Services. The story was picked up by numerous outlets, including U.S. News& World Report and Philly.com.

4/11/14
Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article about her research on the cost of parking in cities.

4/9/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD,MPH, was quoted in a Morning Call story about Medicare.

4/7/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was featured in a photo caption in the Delaware News Journal for her participation in a Delaware anti-hunger conference. The center’s Witnesses to Hunger program was featured in the story.

4/6/14
Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH, authored a Philly.com “The Public’s Health” blog post about an upcoming event featuring ethicist Bernard Rollin at the Academy of Natural Sciences. 

4/2/14
Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a Pacific Standard article about her research on the cost of parking and relationship to transit use in cities.

4/2/14
Research led by Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, was featured in an article in The Atlantic Cities about the price of parking.

4/1/14
Scientific American ran an article from SFARI Autism News, quoting Craig Newschaffer, PhD, about the meaning of new statistics about autism prevalence.

March 2014


3/31/14
Craig Newschaffer, PhD, was quoted in a SFARI Autism News story about the statistical rise in the number of children diagnosed with autism.

3/31/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, wrote a letter to the editor that ran in the New York Times about the government’s role in the American health care system.

3/30/14
Anneclaire De Roos, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about toxic chemicals in sports souvenirs.

3/28/14
Phillip Massey, PhD, was quoted in a WHYY/Newsworks.org story about the use of social media for health communication with teens in the Philadelphia Department of Public Heath’s condom distribution campaign.

3/26/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the Affordable Care Act’s second appearance before the Supreme Court, which ran on the front page.

3/21/14
Robert Field, JD, PhD, MPH, was quoted by WHYY/Newsworks.org about outdated information on the Healthcare.gov website.

3/20/14
Sandra Bloom, MD, was quoted in a story on KYW Newsradio about trauma affecting the health of children in cities including Philadelphia.

3/17/14
The Center for Hunger-Free Communities was mentioned in a Philly.com post authored by George Matysik, the director of governmental affairs and public policy for Philabundance, about childhood hunger.

3/17/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was included in the Philly.com “On the Boards” list for her appointment to the National Commission on Hunger.

3/12/14
MPH student Teagan Keating authored a Philly.com “The Public’s Health” blog post about her interview with a regional administrator about Obamacare. 

3/5/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH
, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about Gov. Corbett’s recent $3 billion in cuts to food stamps in the state.

3/3/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a CNN.com story about the modern war on poverty.

3/3/14
Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, was interviewed on WHYY-Radio (91-FM)’s “Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane” about the proposal to change food package labels.

 

February 2014


2/28/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a front-page article in the Philadelphia Daily News about cuts to food stamps. The center’s Witnesses to Hunger program was also featured.

2/25/14
Research led by Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, was cited in a FoxNews.com story and FOX Business segment.  Video

2/25/14
Research by Igor Burstyn, PhD, was featured in a KNBC-TV (NBC LA) segment about e-cigarettes.

2/24/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was quoted and research from the Center for Hunger-Free Communites was featured in an article in the April issue of Ms. magazine.

2/21/14
Robert Field, PhD, JD, MPH, was interviewed on WHYY’s “Radio Times” about the Affordable Care Act.

2/16/14
A health law book event with Robert Field, PhD, JD, MPH, and School of Law Professor Barry Furrow was broadcast on C-SPAN2’s “Book TV.”

2/12/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was mentioned in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article about appointments to a national committee on hunger.

2/11/14
The School of Public Health’s recent relocation to the University City Campus was featured in a Philadelphia Business Journal story and a KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) segment.

2/10/14
Stephen Lankenau, PhD, was quoted in a New York Times article about the relationship between abuse of prescription painkillers and of heroin.

2/10/14
Robert Field, PhD, JD, MPH, was quoted in an American Public Media “Marketplace” story on Feb. 10 about drug pipelines.

2/5/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on Feb. 5 about anticipated impacts of cuts to food stamps in the Farm Bill passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. The influence of the Witnesses to Hunger program on the vote was also discussed.

2/4/14
Tianna Gaines-Turner, a participant in the Witnesses to Hunger program in the School of Public Health, was interviewed for a story on WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org on Feb. 4 about the impact of cuts to food stamps on low-income families. 

2/3/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD
, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, authored a Philadelphia Daily News story about the consequences of the Farm Bill recently passed by the House of Representatives.

2/3/14
Research from the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice in the School of Public Health and College of Medicine on the impact of trauma on urban violence, and the Healing Hurt People intervention program, were discussed in a ProPublica article.  The piece also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer

 

January 2014


1/30/14
The Healing Hurt People program was featured in a piece on WBUR, Boston's NPR news station. 

1/28/14
The Witnesses to Hunger program in the School of Public Health was featured in a ThinkProgress.org article highlighting the attendance of Witnesses participant Tianna Gaines-Turner at the State of the Union Address.

1/24/14
Robert Field, PhD, JD, MPH, was interviewed on WHYY’s “The Pulse” about his new book on the government’s role in the American health care system.

1/21/14
Research led by Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, about the nutritional value of meals in full-service restaurants, was mentioned in a Huffington Post article.

1/16/14
Research by Igor Burstyn, PhD, was referenced in a Los Angeles Times story about the questionable benefits of e-cigarettes.

1/15/14
Robert Field, PhD, JD, MPH, was quoted in a KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) story about net neutrality.

1/14/14
Research led by Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, about the nutritional value of meals in full-service restaurants, was featured on CBSPhilly.com.

1/13/14
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was a guest on “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC, discussing the war on poverty and the lives of women and families living in poverty.

1/12/14
Robert Field, PhD, JD, MPH, authored a Philly.com post about what qualifies as income.

1/12/14
Theodore Corbin, MD, MPP, was quoted in an Oregon Public Broadcasting story about the Healing Hurt People program and its efforts to intervene with gunshot victims to prevent future violence.

1/9/14 - 1/10/14
Research led by Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, about the nutritional value of restaurant meals, was featured in stories in the Huffington Post, Philadelphia Metro, PhillyMag.com and the Daily Mail.

1/8/14, The Guardian
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was quoted in The Guardian in a story about the role of businesses in combating poverty.

1/8/14
Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, was interviewed on WABC-TV (New York) in a story about her study showing that restaurant meals typically have values of saturated fat, calories and sodium as high as the recommended limits for an entire day. The study was also covered by TIME and Everyday Health.

The story was picked up by outlets including Yahoo! and MSN, and was also covered by numerous CBC and ABC radio stations including WCBS and WINS (New York), WTOP (Washington, D.C.) and WBBM (Chicago). The news syndicate HealthDay also ran a brief about the study.

1/3/14, Al Jazeera and America Public Media
Robert Field, PhD, JD, MPH, was interviewed on Al Jazeera America’s flagship show “America Tonight” about getting young people enrolled in Obamacare. He also was interviewed on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” about drugstores offering temporary supplies of medications for people who are still sorting out their health care coverage.

1/1/14, CNN.com
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a CNN.com article about political shifts in the response to poverty.

 

December 2013


12/31/13, WHYY-FM
Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org story about the impact of calorie counts on restaurant menus.

12/28/13, Philadelphia Inquirer
Robert Field, PhD, JD, MPH, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about the cost of a hip replacement.

12/23/13, Dutch TV
Robert Field, PhD, JD, MPH, was interviewed on Dutch TV about the Affordable Care Act.

12/20/13, WHYY-FM
Marla Gold, MD, was quoted in a WHYY-FM/Newsworks story about the impact of the film Philadelphia on public perceptions of HIV/AIDS 20 years ago.

12/11/13, Philadelphia Inquirer
Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH, was quoted in a feature article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the fifth anniversary of the Witnesses to Hunger program she founded, empowering caregivers of children to advocate for changes to end poverty through photographs.

12/10/13, FOX-40
Dr. Robert Field was interviewed on FOX-40 (Sacramento) about the Affordable Care Act.

12/9/13, The Nation
Dr. Mariana Chilton was quoted in an article in The Nation about proposed cuts to food stamps.

12/8/13, Philly.com
Dr. Robert Field authored a Philly.com article about COBRA staying in effect under the Affordable Care Act.

12/8/13, MSNBC
Dr. Robert Field was interviewed on MSNBC’s “The Cycle” about the history of health care in America.

12/4/13, Chicago Tribune
Dr. Paul Shattuck was quoted in a Chicago Tribune column about the lack of services and research into service needs for adults on the autism spectrum.

12/1/13, Philadelphia Inquirer
A new book by Dr. Robert Field was reviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Dec. 1.

November 2013


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.

11/21/13, NPR
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.

11/8/13, CNBC.com
Dr. Robert Field was quoted in a CNBC.com article about the struggles of the federal Obamacare insurance website.

October 2013


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:

Agence France-Presse
Yahoo News
Google
WXTF-TV, FOX-29
CNN.com
KKSF, 910-AM San Francisco
WPVI-TV, ABC Channel 6
Los Angeles Times
WHYY

September 2013


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.

9/4/2013, BillMoyers.com
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.

9/4/2013, WHYY/Newsworks.org
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.

August 2013


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.

July 2013


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.

7/7/2013, Philly.com
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.

June 2013


6/28/2013, PBS-TV
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).

6/11/2013, WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org
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.

6/7/2013, WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org
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.

6/7/2013, CBSPhilly.com
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.

6/3/2013, Wired
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.

May 2013


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.

April 2013


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.

4/16/2013, AllAfrica.com
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.

March 2013


3/29/2013, Newsworks.org
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.

3/23/2013, EthiopianCnn.com
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.

3/14/2013, Reuters
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.

3/10/2013, NPR
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.

February 2013


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.

2/8/2013, TheNation.com
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.

January 2013


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.

1/17/2013, C-SPAN
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.

1/14/2013, CNN
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.

1/10/2013, Marketplace
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.