3 Health and Education Experts Ready to Connect with Journalists

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Expert Alerts

Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

1. Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

Who: Christina Allen, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine

What they can discuss: Dr. Allen is available to discuss rare, but serious, sudden cardiac events among young athletes.

“Reports suggest that about 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 80,000 young athletes die of sudden cardiac death each year.”

Website: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/christina-allen/

Media contact: Sean McCabesean.mccabe@yale.edu

2. Restorative Practices in Education

Who: Dr. Mamie Pack, Managing Principal of Healthy Learning, Western Governors University’s School of Education

What they can discuss: Restorative practices integrate effective social-emotional learning initiatives along with diversity and inclusion best practices. The goal is to create an environment where faculty are trained, supported, nurtured, and encouraged to engage in professional learning, act with integrity, assume responsibility for student learning, respond to the needs of a diverse education population and the greater community, and collaborate effectively with others.

“Research shows when implemented effectively, restorative practices improve the learning environment, promote positive relationships, and promote safety, inclusion, and respect.”

Website: https://www.wgu.edu/lp/teach/wgu/school-education.html

Media contact: Mark Tothmark.toth@wgu.edu

3. BMI & Alternative Health Metrics

Who: Robin Masheb, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

What they can discuss: The American Medical Association says BMI is an imperfect health metric. Alternative measures, like the Weight and Eating Quality of Life (WE-QOL) Scale, can offer a clearer picture of an individual’s health.

“If your clinician is measuring and making healthcare decisions solely on your BMI, they are not accounting for many factors affecting weight including age, race, ethnicity, gender and muscle mass.”

Website: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/robin-masheb/

Media contact: Sean McCabesean.mccabe@yale.edu

Media Jobs

Here are a few job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers.

  • Personal Finance Editor (Groove, Remote): “The Personal Finance Editor will have a deep understanding of topics from tax content to investing. The Editor will work with current freelancers and also onboard new freelancers as needed. Editing will consist not only of articles, but also of TikTok and video scripts.”
  • Senior Video Journalist (Wall Street Journal, NYC): “We are looking for a journalist with solid news judgment and creativity to produce premium video content on tight deadlines. In this position, you will be tapped to cover timely, newsworthy feature stories with rich reporting in a visually creative way.”
  • News Editor (MarketWatch, San Francisco): “MarketWatch is looking for a meticulous editor to help shape a fast-paced financial newsroom. The ideal candidate should be a deft handler of copy who’s obsessed with accuracy, style and writing that engages a broad spectrum of readers.”

View these and more job listings on our Job Board: https://www.cisionjobs.com/jobs/united-states/

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The content in this post was originally published in ProfNet Expert Alerts on July 28.

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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.

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