BioSpace: Jeffrey Koplan and Amelie Ramirez join CDC Foundation Board of Directors

August 3, 2020

Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president for Global Health at Emory University, and Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, have each been elected to a five-year term on the board of directors of […]

San Antonio Express-News: Few citations made for not wearing masks in San Antonio, Bexar County as novel coronavirus spikes

July 31, 2020

Jason Rosenfeld, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, provided a comment for the San Antonio Express-News story about the enforcement of mask orders. Read the story.

KSAT 12: City of San Antonio to host virtual town hall on reopening of schools

July 31, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, explains to viewers that the COVID-19 virus is “the enemy” and outlines “tactics” people can do to protect our city. She discussed the new back-to-school metrics and how staying the course with hand-washing, wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding large groups, especially over the Labor Day weekend, can help us […]

The Fresno Bee: California Latinos are among the hardest hit by COVID-19. Experts blame systemic racism

July 31, 2020

Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research and Salud America!, is included in this article about how Latinos’ lack of access to health insurance plays a role while working low-wage and front-line jobs in food, retail and the health sector create a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19. Read the story.

Florida Phoenix: Inequities in the Latinx community: Workers face high poverty, low wages and lack of health care

July 31, 2020

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of Salud America! at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, conducted this important interview for the Florida Phoenix touching on the inequities the Latinx community faces regarding COVID-19. Read the story.

Albany Herald: ‘I don’t want to go to school and get Covid’: Some kids scared as adults debate the risks of reopening

July 30, 2020

Dr. Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, Psychiatry, comments on the stress children and families are experiencing as parents debate the potential risk of school re-openings. Read the story.