Monthly Archives: December 2015

Op-ed in LA Times about recent flu research

We recently had an op-ed published in the LA Times encouraging funding for more flu vaccination campaigns among Latinos. This op-ed was based on a recently published article by myself and graduate students Jennifer Mendiola and Van Do-Reynoso titled Generational status as a determinant of influenza vaccination among Mexican-identified adults in California, 2011-12, which was… Read More »

Congratulations to the Blum Center / Public Health 005 Global Health Fall 2015 poster winners

The Blum Center graciously agreed to judge the Public Health 005 Global Health Posters that were the fall semester class’ research projects (at stake 10 extra credit points). The goal of this project was to link local Merced or SJV health issues to larger, global health problems. This class had a significant number of first… Read More »

Plos One article on light smoking published

Relationship of Smokefree Laws and Alcohol Use with Light and Intermittent Smoking and Quit Attempts among US Adults and Alcohol Users Nan Jiang, MariaElena Gonzalez, Pamela M. Ling, Stanton A. Glantz Abstract Introduction: Light and intermittent smoking (LITS) has become increasingly common. Alcohol drinkers are more likely to smoke. We examined the association of smokefree… Read More »

co-authored article published in Health Economics showing effects of smokefree workplace law

We show that smokefree workplace coverage helps to decrease smoking among workers and decrease second hand smoke exposure. While restaurants and bars are often the targets of smokefree laws, this article show the importance of passing and enforcing smokefree workplace policies, as they reduce workers’ exposure to toxic substances. The Effects of Workplace Clean Indoor… Read More »