From variants and vaccines to what lies ahead, CNN medical correspondent and University of Michigan alum shares insights.
Gavin draws on more than 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. She focuses mainly on the research of the 640 health services wonks who belong to the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, who work to understand and improve the safety, quality, equity and affordability of health care. As part of the Michigan Medicine communication team, she has lead responsibility for primary care and mental health topics. Twitter: @Karag
Data from Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program could inform other states and programs.
Study in people taking a biologic drug for autoimmune diseases shows association of patient support programs with reduced chance of starting opioid pain medicines or continuing on them.
Study also shows certain patients have an even greater risk of overdose if they fill opioid prescriptions, and strengthens argument against use of opioids for most dental pain.
Polls of people aged 14 to 24 about masks, distancing and more show the importance of focusing communications on protecting others.
Vast majority of teens and young adults say they’re willing or have gotten vaccinated; youth-oriented messaging will be needed to inform the rest.