Engelhard cited in State-Wide Coverage of AHCA Financial Impact on Virginians

In a story from the Richmond Times Dispatch picked up state-wide, Carolyn Engelhard and others describe the shifting of health care costs to consumers and dramatic cuts in Medicaid that could result from passage of the American Health Care Act now being debated in Congress as a replacement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

Engelhard also presented information about the potential shift from Obamacare to Trumpcare at a Senior Statesmen gathering at Charlottesville’s Senior Center. CBS 19 News has the story.

Zoellner Paper Awarded AJHP’s Paper of the Year

Jamie Zoellner, PhD, RD, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Associate Director, Cancer Center without Walls at the UVA Cancer Center, has been recognized by the American Journal of Health Promotion with the journal’s prestigious annual Paper of the Year Award for her publication entitled “The Influence of Health Literacy on Reach, Retention, and Success in a Worksite Weight Loss Program.” Jamie recently came to the Department of Public Health Sciences from the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech.

Jamie’s award-winning publication arose from research conducted at Virginia Tech, research which she and her team will continue in southwest and southside Virginia. To read more about the award, click on the link above.

Congratulations, Jamie!



Engelhard Interviewed on NPR About Ups & Downs of Direct Primary Care

Engelhard Writes: The new healthcare crisis? Doctor burnout, thanks to paperwork.

Our resident health care policy expert, Carolyn L. Engelhard, writes regularly for The Hill. Read her latest exploration of the intricacies of American health care policy here.

Research Publications from Yao and Colleagues Garner Local, National Press

Research presented in two recent papers published by Assistant Professor Aaron Yao has gotten attention both locally and nationally. The publications in the journals Health Affairs and The Journal of Rural health bring attention to the increase in colon cancer screenings brought about by the Affordable Care Act and a lack of in-home care for the home-bound and elderly patient populations, as well as a significant disparity in cancer rates in rural Appalachia.

  • The Daily Progress: Through scholarship, UVa helps expand pool of potential nurses
  • UVA Today: New Study Finds Homebound, Elderly Patients Missing Out on In-Home Care
  • NBC News: Obamacare Saved Thousands From Colon Cancer Death, Report Finds
  • UVA Today: Affordable Care Act Made Some Cancer Screenings More Accessible


Engelhard, Shepherd, Bonnie Cited in Daily Progress Article on ACA Repeal

JABFM publishes Alcala, et al. paper on ACA effects on Latino Population

Balkrishnan Commentary Published in Proceedings of Indian Pharmaceutical Congress

Engelhard Interviewed With Other UVA Experts on Effects of Trump’s Election

PHS Research Team’s Cancer Findings Garner Student Attention in Cavalier Daily