CHSS in the News 2018

A selection of recent stories in the media featuring members of the College community

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2018

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September

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper commented on how people’s dependence on technology has contributed to poor posture. KABC (9/17/18) 

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed how posture can affect performance during a news program. Utah Public Radio (9/10/18) 

Professor of Sociology Jessica Fields’ research into the role class and race play in sex-ed classrooms was mentioned in an article about sex education. FiveThirtyEight (9/6/18) 

Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing discussed her research into California’s cap-and-trade program in an article about the state’s leadership on climate policy. Digital Journal (9/6/18) 

Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing discussed the potential health effects of one consequence of climate change, increasing nighttime temperatures. Health News Digest (9/6/18) 

Professor of Health Education Laura Mamo, Professor of Sociology & Sexuality Studies Jessica Fields and other researchers collaborate on the Beyond Bullying Project, a storytelling initiative that aims to expand how students talk about gender and sexuality. Education Week (9/4/18) 

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Maria Veri commented on a controversial Nike ad campaign that featured former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick. ABC13 (9/4/18); KFSN (9/4/18) ; ABC7 (9/3/18); KABC (9/4/18)

August

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey was mentioned in an article about the impacts of overusing smartphones. YourWellness.com (8/31/18) 

An article about the benefits of looking up cited Professor of Health Education Erik Peper’s research on the link between posture and positive thoughts. Yahoo (8/29/18) 

SF State’s Virtual Reality Institute for Health and Exercise is testing the effectiveness of virtual reality games as exercise tools. Prosyscom Tech News (8/29/18); Venturebeat (8/28/18); VR Fitness Insider (8/28/18) 

Associate Professor of Sociology Karen Hossfeld was quoted in an article about the model minority theory. The Orange County Register (8/27/18) 

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed the potential negative effects of cellphone use. Medium (8/24/18)

An article about mindset and posture cited Professor of Health Education Erik Peper’s research on the link between posture and positive thoughts. The Telegraph (8/26/18) (clip not available online)

An article about cutting stress referenced research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey on digital addiction. Multibriefs (8/23/18) 

Professor Emeritus Ramon Castellblanch discussed how the synthetic opioid fentanyl has changed opioid abuse prevention efforts. Capital Public Radio (8/23/18) 

Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology & Sexuality Studies Andreana Clay discussed an increase in the frequency of videos of racist rants circulating on social media. NBC Bay Area (8/22/18); NBC Los Angeles (8/22/18) 

Professor of Social Work Rita Takahashi was referenced as part of a community of scholars and leaders connected to activist Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, who passed away in July. Nichi Bei (8/16/18) 

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discussed his recent study demonstrating a link between the overuse of smartphones and loneliness and depression. Men’s Health (8/20/18) 

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Glenn Fieldman wrote an opinion article urging U.S. cities to commit to action on climate change. San Francisco Chronicle (8/16/18) 

Assistant Professor of Sociology Valerie Francisco-Menchavez discusses her new book, The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age, on a podcast, New Books in Asian American Studies. New Books Network (8/13/18)

Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing discussed her study showing that air pollutants in California disproportionately affect African American and Latino communities. Dame Magazine (8/9/18) 

A study by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley compared the health of identical twins, an athlete and a truck driver. ThirdAge (8/7/18)

A study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey found that sitting upright can help performance on math tests. Mental Floss (8/9/18); Quartz (8/8/2018); KMSP (8/8/18) (clip not available online); WOGX (8/8/18) (clip not available online); WOFL (8/8/18) (clip not available online); The Jakarta Post (8/8/18); Daily Mail (8/5/18); Xinhua (8/5/18); Buffalo Breeze (8/5/18); India Today (8/5/18) ; Neuroscience News (8/4/18); Health Medicine (8/4/18); CanIndia (8/4/18); Business Standard (8/4/18); The South Asian Times (8/4/18); Science Daily (8/3/18); MSN Lifestyle (8/6/2018); Yahoo Lifestyle (8/6/2018); WTXF (8/6/18) (clip not available online); Irish Examiner (8/6/18); and many others.

Lygia Stebbing, the director of SF State’s EDvance program, helped coordinate the creation of a mural at the Vrygrond Community Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. News24 (8/7/2018) 

July

Assistant Professor of Sociology Valerie Francisco-Menchavez developed The Care Project, a survey to find out if there is a higher risk for caregivers to suffer from health problems due to the demands of their work, and the stress of providing for their families in the Philippines. Balitang America (7/27/18)

Professor of Counseling Julie Chronister was listed as a resource for families seeking housing placement assistance in an article about Bay Area women visiting a respite center in Texas. ABC7 News (7/27/18) 

A Public Library of Science blog post references a study by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley and collaborators comparing fitness of identical twins. PLOS DNA Science Blog (7/26/18)

An SF State study that linked physical fitness to gut health was mentioned in an article about how stress impacts health. Deutsche Welle (7/25/18) 

A story about how to feel energized cited an energy-boosting tip from Professor of Health Education Erik Peper. Body + Soul (7/23/18) 

A study by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley compared the health of identical twins: an athlete and a truck driver. Lab Manager (7/23/18); IFL Science (7/23/18); Technology Networks (7/23/18); Inverse (7/23/18) 

An assessment led by SF State’s Health Equity Institute found that public services in San Francisco have failed pregnant low-income African American women. San Francisco Bay View (7/14/18); Black News Zone (7/14/18) 

Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing commented on the dangers of rising nighttime temperatures. The Daily News (7/13/18); The Eagle Tribune (7/13/18); Gloucester Daily Times (7/13/18) 

Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing discussed a recent study she coauthored in an article about California meeting greenhouse reduction goals. KPCC (7/12/18); Medical Research (7/12/18); Inside Cal EPA (7/12/18) (Clip not available online.)

SF State researchers found a link between cardiovascular fitness and gut health in a recent study. Medical News Today (7/13/18); Coach (7/13/18); Medical Research (7/12/18); Bustle (7/13/18); Science Daily (7/11/18) 

SF State researchers found a link between cardiovascular fitness and gut health in a recent study. Kinesiology Lecturer Ryan Durk is quoted. Men’s Health (7/12/18) 

Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing commented on the dangers of rising nighttime temperatures. New York Times (7/11/18) 

Multiple barriers may stop high-risk individuals from accessing an HIV drug that can reduce the subsequent risk of infection, according to a new study coauthored by Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies Rita MelendezNew Orleans Edge (7/8/18) 

June

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper into the link between posture and mood is mentioned in an article about the cause of bad moods. Daily Herald (6/29/18) 

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper on the effects of posture on memory was cited in an article listing surprising facts about memory. Best Life (6/28/18) 

Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch said a new state senate bill that would give certain cities the option to serve alcohol until 4:00 a.m. could lead to more people drinking and driving, getting into fights and committing rape. KFBK (6/20/18) (interview begins at 1:44 in audio clip) 

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey’s study about digital addiction is referenced in an article about a nine-year-old girl’s video game addiction. The Pantagraph (6/19/18); Rapid City Journal (6/19/18); Ravalli Republic (6/19/18); The Southern Illinoisan (6/19/18); Beatrice Daily Sun (6/19/18); Mix FM (Tucson) (6/19/18); The 106.3 Groove (6/19/18); KQTH (6/19/18); KTFV (6/21/18)  (This story appeared in 32 additional news outlets.)

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey found that digital addiction can cause loneliness, depression and increased anxiety. Thrive Global (6/14/18)

An SF State (Health Equity Institute)/UCSF study on pregnant homeless women in San Francisco shows that they are at high risk for preterm birth or miscarriage if they do not receive good care in early pregnancy. San Francisco Chronicle (6/7/18) 

SF State juniors and seniors in the Apparel Design and Merchandising program presented innovative fashions inspired by social justice and inclusivity at Runway 2018: Diverge. San Francisco Chronicle (6/7/18) 

Research by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey showing that digital addiction activates neural pathways similar to those in opioid addiction is referred to in a story about Apple and Google developing apps for monitoring screen time. India Today (6/6/18) 

Johann Romo, a criminal justice major, received a scholarship from Warriors’ player Steven Kerr’s East Bay College Fund. San Francisco Chronicle (6/5/18) 

An SF State Health Equity Institute/UCSF study on pregnant homeless women in San Francisco provided support for a broad coalition of nonprofits and religious organizations asking the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing to provide housing for those women earlier in their pregnancies. National Catholic Reporter (6/5/18) 

Professor and Chair of Health Education and founder of the Metro Academies College Success Program Mary Beth Love discussed the Metro College Success Program. Education Dive (6/4/18) 

May

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, professor and head of community health sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, has been named director of SF State’s Health Equity Institute. The Chronicle of Higher Education (5/31/18) 

Professor of Health Education and founder of the Metro Academies College Success Program Mary Beth Love discussed the Metro College Success Program. Inside Higher Ed (5/31/18) 

Raymon Cancino was named alumnus of the year by SF State’s School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. Register-Pajaronian (5/25/18) 

Director of SF State’s EDvance program Lygia Stebbing and EDvance Workforce Coordinator Christine Nevarez were interviewed about efforts to create more early childhood educators. KALW (5/22/18)

Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch wrote a column criticizing Donald Trump’s plan to deal with high drug prices. The Progressive (5/17/18) 

Professor of Health Education Ramon Castellblanch commented on an Oakland pharmacy under investigation for dispensing large amounts of opioid painkillers under suspicious circumstances. NBC Bay Area (5/9/18) 

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley wrote a guide for coordinating a response to an active shooter. PoliceOne (5/7/18) 

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper talked about his recent study demonstrating a link between the overuse of smartphones and loneliness and depression. WABC (5/3/2018) (clip not available); KABC (5/3/2018)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer James Dudley wrote an article about how police officers can support their sergeants. PoliceOne (5/3/2018) 

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was used to create a professional development course for staff at military-affiliated childcare centers and youth programs. Bay Windows (5/3/2018) 

Health education student Jose Francisco took action to motivate SF State to offer free HIV and STI testing to LGBT students. Bay Area Reporter (5/2/18)

April

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer Jim Dudley comments on Oakland police response to calls about the hazardous living conditions at the Ghost Ship warehouse prior to a fire that erupted and killed dozens of people. Mercury News (4/29/18)

Health education student Jose Francisco put together an event to provide free HIV and STI screenings to LGBTQ+ students at SF State. Golden Gate Xpress (4/25/18)

Alumna Ellen Lee Zhou (BASW, MSW) is one of eight candidates running for the office of mayor in San Francisco.KTVU (4/23/18)

A recent study by Professor of Health Education Erik Peper shows that addiction to social media and smartphones shares similar symptom to an addiction to opioids. The Federalist (4/30/18); How Africa (4/30/18); UK Yahoo News (4/27/18); Inquirer.net (4/23/18); Times of News (4/23/18); Asia Pacific Daily (4/23/18); The Star (4/23/18); The Jakarta Post (4/23/18); Nigerian Tribune (4/23/18); New Zealand Herald (4/23/18); Malay Mail (4/22/18); KFBK; WCBS; WMYD; KOA-AM; KTRS; WZCG (4/22/18) (clips not available online); Dubai Chronicle (4/20/18); Fudzilla (4/20/18); HotAir (4/20/18); UK Yahoo News (4/20/18); Mogaznews (4/19/18); Daily Mail (4/19/18); Daily Read List (4/19/18); World Health Net (4/19/18); Express Digest (4/19/18); Express (4/19/18); G9IIJA; (4/18/18); Central Florida News (4/18/18) (clip not available online); Well + Good (4/18/18); African Planet (4/17/18); First Post (4/16/18); CNG (4/16/18); ETCIO.com (4/16/18); Before It’s News (4/16/18); Clinical Innovation & Technology (4/16/18); TechSpy (4/16/18); The Tribune (4/14/18); Asian Age Digital Journal (4/14/18); MedIndia (4/13/18); Digital Journal (4/13/18); India Blooms (4/13/18); Pakistani Times (4/13/18); Forbes (4/13/18); Express (4/13/18);  Arizona Daily Independent (4/12/18); Bay Area Nightbeat (4/12/18) (clip not available online); Can-India News (4/12/18); Crosswalk (4/12/18); Daily Excelsior (4/12/18); Financial Express (4/12/18); Newsroom America (4/12/18); World News (4/12/18); Yahoo India (4/12/18); Asian Age (4/12/18); BGR (4/12/18); Eastern Mirror (4/12/18); Crosswalk.com (4/12/18); The Economic Times (4/12/18); News Heads (4/12/18); Facts Herald (4/10/18); and many more

Health education student Jose Francisco brought attention to an inequity in health services after being denied a free screening because of his sexual orientation. Examiner (4/19/18)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer Jim Dudley comments on the response of Mountain View police officers who questioned the YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam in Mountain View prior to the attack inside the company. San Jose Mercury News (4/13/18); Pasadena News (4/13/18); East Bay Times (4/13/18); Press-Enterprise (4/13/18) 

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discusses the link between body posture and mood. Travel + Leisure (4/5/18); Daily Magazine (4/4/18); Time (4/4/18)

Student Madison Van Every wrote a story about Holistic Health 380: Western Perspectives, taught by Professor Erik Peper. Golden Gate Xpress (4/4/18)

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper and Associate Professor of Health Education Richard Harvey conducted a survey on digital addiction among students. Everyday Health (4/4/18)  

Professor of Health Education Erik Peper discusses the link between body posture and mood. MSN.com (4/4/18) 

March

Assistant Professor in the School of PACE Emiko Takagi commented on a recent trend of older women in Japan intentionally committing crimes in order to go to prison. KJZZ (3/28/18); KOPB (3/28/18); KPBS (3/28/18); KSTX (3/28/18); NPR (3/28/18); WAUM (3/28/18); WBEZ (3/28/18) (clips not available online)

Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc’s study finding as many as 17 stressors unique to same sex couples is summarized. The Advocate (3/23/18) 

SF State School of Nursing students deliver community health care to Mission Housing residents. Mission Housing Development Corporation (3/20/18)

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer Jim Dudley says the use of force in an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco was needed to stop a threat. NBC Bay Area (3/13/18) 

Avril Swan writes about her grandparents’ founding of PFLAG and the SF State Family Acceptance Project’s study on LGBT youth and family rejection. Advocate.com (3/12/18) 

SF State’s Family Acceptance Project is mentioned in a story about the 45th birthday of PFLAG, the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with LGBT people. Seattle Gay News (3/9/18) 

SF State’s Family Acceptance Project is mentioned in a story about the 45th birthday of PFLAG, the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with LGBT people. Dallas Voice (3/5/18) 

School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Lecturer Jim Dudley comments on recent a rash of threatening social media posts made by young people against Bay Area schools. San Jose Mercury News (3/2/18); Santa Cruz Sentinel (3/2/18) 

Professor of Health Education Adam Burke warns about the interaction of charcoal lattes with oral contraceptives and anti-depressants in an article about the growing popularity of charcoal lattes. The Bustle (3/2/18) 

February

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley gives advice on working out. Women’s Health (2/27/18) 

Jasper Rubin, associate professor in the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement, discussed the Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco, and the changing attitudes of residents towards skyscrapers. The Ringer (2/8/18) 

Jim Dudley, a lecturer in the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement, discussed how to improve communication among emergency responders. EMS1.com (2/5/18)

Family Acceptance Project Director Caitlin Ryan discussed the negative impacts of families rejecting children because of their sexual and gender identities. WHYY (2/1/18) 

January

Professor of Health Education and founder of the Metro Academies College Success Program Mary Beth Love was honored with the Wang Family Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty Innovator in Student Success. Oakland Post (1/30/18) 

Research from the Family Acceptance Project at SF State was mentioned in an article about new legislation in Missouri aiming to ban “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth. The Pride L.A. (1/31/18) 

ABC7 News profiled SF State Guardian Scholars founders, Associate Professor of Social Work Sonja Lenz-Rashid and Associate Director of the Educational Opportunity Program Xochitl Sanchez, for their work with foster youth. ABC7 News (1/28/18) 

A new study by Professor of Sociology Allen LeBlanc finds that same-sex couples experience unique stressors. The Daily Beast (1/27/18) 

Professor and Chair of Health Education Mary Beth Love received California State University’s Wang Family Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty Innovator in Student Success. SCV News (1/25/18) 

In a podcast, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley discusses virtual reality as a form of exercise. Wellable (1/17/18)

Research by the Family Acceptance Project into the effect of familial acceptance of LGBT youth is mentioned in an article about organizations that have disavowed gay therapy. Pink News (1/3/18)

Longtime scholar of sexuality studies and Professor Emeritus John Paul De Cecco is mentioned in the Windy City Times’ list of notable deaths in 2017. Windy City Times (1/3/18)

Research by the SF State Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality is mentioned in an article about Silicon Valley’s “wannabe” sexual revolution. The Washington Post (1/3/18)