CoVHORT in the Media
aug 4 - 21 // 2021
Research Shows Many With Mild COVID-19 Infections Still Experience Long-term Symptoms
Melanie Bell, PhD, and Leslie Farland, ScD, discuss the findings from CoVHORT's recent study of long COVID.
JAN 20 // 2021
Thousands of Arizonans to Contribute to 2-Year COVID-19 Study
Dr. Kristen Pogreba-Brown and COPH doctoral student Collin Catalfamo, MPH, comment on their work with the CoVHORT research study in a story from Health Sciences Connect.
DEC 8 // 2020
Arizonans Sick For Months As New Study Seeks To Understand 'Long-haulers'
The Arizona CoVHORT “long haulers” study was featured on ABC 15 Arizona.
DEC 1 // 2020
UA Professor Leads First Statewide Study On Risk Factors, Long-Term Effects Of COVID-19
Dr. Kristen Pogreba-Brown talked to KJZZ about the Arizona CoVHORT study.
NOV 30 // 2020
First Statewide Long-Term Public Health Study of COVID-19 in Arizona called the Arizona CoVHORT
The Arizona CoVHORT study seeks to understand the long-term health consequences for individuals who have been infected with COVID-19. Dr. Pogreba-Brown initiated the study with the help of Elizabeth Jacobs, PhD, Leslie Farland, ScD, and Pamela Garcia-Filion, PhD, MPH (COM-P). Other researchers involved in the study are Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, MEZCOPH Alum Karen Lutrick, PhD (COM-T) and Megan Jehn, PhD, MPH of Arizona State University.
JUN 11 // 2020
Weekly Briefing on Campus Reentry Plan
Live from the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center on campus on June 11th at 10 a.m. PT. Update on campus reentry plan from University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, Reentry Task Force Director Dr. Richard Carmona and campus leaders.
CoVHORT Researchers in the Media
|August 10, 2021||
SIX IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS
Kate Ellingson, PhD, shares important knowledge about breakthrough infections and emphasizes the effectiveness of vaccines.
|August 2, 2021||
SHOULD SCHOOLS MANDATE VACCINATIONS?
Beth Jacobs, PhD, says she thinks the policy in Arizona that eliminates mandatory testing and face-masking requirements for unvaccinated students goes against public health best practices.
|August 1, 2021||
DELTA VARIANT FUELING INCREASED COVID-19 INFECTIONS
Kate Ellingson, PhD, and Jeff Burgess, MD, MS, MPH, discuss the Delta variant and how it is fueling increased Covid-19 infections.
EXPERTS PREDICT THIRD COVID-19 WAVE IN ARIZONA
Public health experts predict a third wave of COVID-19 in Arizona.
|July 7-9, 2021||
LOCAL HEALTH LEADERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST SCHOOL MASK BAN IN ARIZONA
Public health experts, including Beth Jacobs, PhD, are speaking up against Arizona’s recent ban on mask mandates in schools.
|July 1, 2021||
UNVACCINATED PEOPLE 'HIGHLY AT RISK': CONCERN GROWS OVER DELTA VARIANT OF COVID-19
Beth Jacobs, PhD, expresses concern over the Delta variant and agrees with the WHO’s guidance on continued indoor masking.
|June 4, 2021||
ARIZONA'S COVID-19 VACCINE NUMBERS ARE BEHIND MOST OTHER STATES AND BELOW US AVERAGE
Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs says that Arizona is behind national vaccination rates and is working hard to reach people who are vaccine hesitant.
|May 24, 2021||
HEART & SOL: TUCSON WOMAN HELPS HUNDREDS SIGN-UP FOR VACCINE
PhD student Dora Valencia was recognized as this week’s Heart & Sol recipient for her efforts to help community members sign up for COVID vaccines.
|March 26, 2021||
STOP THE COVID SHAMING!
Erika Austhof shares the importance of contact tracers and ending COVID shaming.
|March 13, 2021||
MSNBC - AMERICAN VOICES WITH ALICIA MENENDEZ
Dr. Elizabeth Jacobs and Dr. Mona Arora are interviewed about the University’s successful vaccination site.
|March 11, 2021||
GIVING VAX AND TAKING NAMES
PhD student Sana Khan was interviewed about the UArizona vaccination site operations and progress in this popular podcast.
|March 2, 2021||
WE MAY NOT HAVE TO WEAR MASKS ON PLANES FOREVER. BUT SHOULD WE?
Professor Kacey Ernst is quoted in articles by Washington Post and Seattle Times about the future of mask wearing on airplanes.
|December 20, 2020||
HERE’S HOW SMARTPHONE APP MAY HAVE CUT COVID-19 AT UARIZONA BY 12%
Dr. Kacey Ernst was quoted in several media outlets related to how COVID-19 Watch Arizona App is helping fight COVID-19 at the University of Arizona.
|DECEMBER 15, 2020||
UARIZONA STUDY EXAMINES VIRUS EFFECTS ON GROCERY WORKERS’ MENTAL HEALTH
Dr. Mona Arora’s research on essential frontline workers was featured on several media outlets.
|NOVEMBER 25, 2020||
SHOULD NEW MEXICO’S COLLEGE TEAM BE CROSSING STATE LINES TO AVOID PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS?”
Leila Barraza, JD, MPH, was quoted in USA Today’s article.
|NOVEMBER 23, 2020||
THANKSGIVING TRAVEL ISN'T RECOMMENDED. BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO SKY HARBOR, HERE'S A GUIDE
Dr. Kacey Ernst talked with AZ Central about travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|NOVEMBER 18, 2020||
IS IT SAFE TO FLY? TWO SCIENTISTS TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Dr. Kacey Ernst and Dr. Paloma Beamer provide tips and guidance on flying during the COVID-19 pandemic for TED Ideas.
|SEPTEMBER 30, 2020||
US CITY BANS TRICK-OR-TREATING THIS HALLOWEEN OVER COVID-19 CONCERNS. CAN IT DO THAT?
Leila Barraza, JD, MPH comments on local jurisdictions banning Trick-or-treating for the Miami Herald.
|SEPTEMBER 18, 2020||
RESEARCHING COMMUNITIES MOST AT RISK FROM THE THREAT OF COVID-19
Dr. Kate Ellingson was featured on AZPM radio discussing the AZ HEROES COVID-19 Study.
|AUGUST 21, 2020||
ARIZONA SEES 20% RISE IN DEATHS, NOT ALL DIRECTLY FROM VIRUS
Dr. Zhao Chen was featured in an Associated Press news article discussing the increased overall death rate for the first seven months of 2020 in Arizona compared to last year
|JUNE 27, 2020||
WITH TRUMP LEADING THE WAY, AMERICA'S CORONAVIRUS FAILURES EXPOSED BY RECORD SURGE IN NEW INFECTIONS
Kristen Pogreba-Brown discusses COVID failures on LMTonline.com
|JUNE 25, 2020||
TRUMP FALSELY SAYS COVID-19 SURGE ‘ONLY’ DUE TO TESTING, MISLEADS ON DEATHS
Dr. Kate Ellingson comments on the younger demographic of positive COVID cases in AZ, and possible correlation to a decrease in death rates, in FactCheck.org.
|JUNE 25, 2020||
MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY FLORIDA, TEXAS EXAMPLES OF REOPENING TOO SOON
Dr. Kristen Pogreba-Brown weighs in on the safety of re-opening for Newsday newspaper.
|JUNE 24, 2020||
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW TO FIGHT THE RISING NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES
Dr. Kacey Ernst, with support from MPH student Paulina Columbo, wrote another article for The Conversation on “5 things you should do right now to fight the rising number of COVID-19 cases”
|JUNE 22, 2020||
AS CORONAVIRUS CASES RISE IN ARIZONA, NEW MASK RULES SPARK A FIGHT
Kate Ellingson featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing rising COVID-19 cases in Arizona.
|JUNE 18, 2020||
IF YOU MUST FLY RIGHT NOW, DO THESE 8 THINGS TO STAY SAFE
Kacey Ernst and Paloma Beamer discuss what people should consider and how to minimize risk while flying.
|JUNE 17, 2020||
FACING A COVID-19 RESURGENCE AND UNABLE TO ACT
Kristen Pogreba-Brown was interviewed by The Atlantic to discuss the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Arizona and the lack of action being taken in some states.
|JUNE 17, 2020||
AS COVID-19 SPIKES, WILL SOME STATES SHUT DOWN AGAIN?
Cecilia Rosales discusses precautions in place as student-athletes return to campus.
|JUNE 17, 2020||
RISING COVID-19 CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS UNDERSCORE THE LONG ROAD AHEAD
Kacey Ernst discussed rising COVID-19cases and hospitalizations with STAT News.