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.
PAPERS, REPORTS, and COMMENTARY
Halle Cerio (MPH Student), Laura Schad, MPH, Telisa Stewart, DrPH, Christopher Morley, PhD. Relationship Between COVID-19 Cases and Vaccination Rates in New York State Counties. PRiMER. 2021;5:35.DOI: 10.22454/PRiMER.2021.432215
- 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:
- What researchers are learning from groups of patients on social media
- Explaining the pandemic's staying power
- Pandemic sparks interest in public health careers
- How the pandemic impacted cancer screenings
- 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