COVID-19 & Public Health & Preventive Medicine
When the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-Cov-2, entered the Central New York Region in March, 2020, the Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at Upstate Medical University mobilized to support our students, institution, hospital, and community. The response included contributions to regional surveillance and modeling of viral spread, public health messaging, and mobilization of public health students to support Upstate's response. A broad description of our efforts at the beginning of the pandemic are included here:
To continue our support of our students, institution, hospital, and community, we have made a number of resources available, below.
The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Upstate Medial University has created several resources to prevent and limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This effort was led by Dr. Telisa Stewart, who has a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) and has been creating public health programs for more than two decades.
There are four programs available: 1. Hand Washing, 2. Face Mask/PPE, 3. Social Distancing, and 4. Self-monitoring.
Each program has a virtual binder that contains a general overview of public health theory, methods, and tools. The program covers health messages and implementation strategies, evidence-based behavioral interventions, policy implementation, and metrics. The programs are designed for “grab and go” and ease of use. In addition, images for the health messages are also included below.
Our programs are available to the public. Please note, organizations should always follow guidance of the state and local authorities for the area where they are located.
Please contact Dr. Telisa Stewart at StewartT@Upstate.edu if you have any questions.
COVID-19 Resources for Campuses & Campus Communities
Community Preparation for Student Return
COVID-19 Resources for Manufacturers
- Hand Washing Binder for Manufacturers
- Stop COVID - Hand Washing (Large Image)
- Stop COVID - Hand Washing (Small Image)
PAPERS, REPORTS, and COMMENTARY
- Jana Shaw, MD, MPH; Telisa Stewart, DrPH; Kathryn B Anderson, MD, PhD; Samantha Hanley; Stephen J Thomas, MD; Daniel A Salmon, PhD, MPH; Christopher Morley, PhD, MA. Assessment of U.S. health care personnel (HCP) attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccination in a large university health care system. Clinical Infectious Diseases. January 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab054
- Morley, Christopher P.; Anderson, Kathryn B.; Shaw, Jana; Stewart, Telisa; Thomas, Stephen J.; Wang, Dongliang. Social Distancing Metrics and Estimates of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Rates: Associations between mobile telephone data tracking and R. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. July, 2020.
- Morley, Christopher P. Assessing the Impact of Social Distancing During COVID-19. JPHMP Direct, July 23, 2020.
- Scott D. Landes, Margaret A. Turk, Margaret K. Formica, Katherine E. McDonald, J. Dalton Stevens. COVID-19 outcomes among people with intellectual and developmental disability living in residential group homes in New York State.Disability & Health Journal, 2020.
- Margaret A. Turk MD, Scott D. Landes PhD, Margaret K. Formica MSPH, PhD, Katherine D. Goss MPH. Intellectual and developmental disability and COVID-19 case-fatality trends: TriNetX analysis. Disability & Health Journal, Volume 13, Issue 3, July 2020.
- Scott D. Landes, Margaret A. Turk, Margaret K. Formica, and Katherine E. McDonald. COVID-19 Trends Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Living in Residential Group Homes in New York State through July 10, 2020. Lerner Center Brief, September 16, 2020.
MEDIA, INFORMATION, & OTHER RESOURCES FROM UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
Upstate - With Distinction
- Upstate students help mine research for front line caregivers
- Upstate students step up to help during pandemic
On Upstate's HealthLink on Air program
These interviews included Public Health & Preventive Medicine faculty, staff and/or collaborating faculty:
- How the pandemic impacted cancer screenings
- Assessing the Impact of Social Distancing on COVID-19
- Researchers use cellphone data to measure Central New Yorkers' social distancing
- How an epidemic's 'curve' is charted and what it means
- New study examines household contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19
- How a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed
- COVID-19 death rates higher for those with intellectual, developmental disabilities
- Mysterious, rare inflammatory syndrome in children studied for connection to COVID-19