Arthritis Study Wins “Best Paper” from American Journal of Public Health

JuYoung Park, Associate Professor in the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, has won a highly-coveted “Best Paper of the Year” Editor’s Choice Award from the American Journal of Public Health for her co-authored study “Various Types of Arthritis in the United States: Prevalence and Age-Related Trends from 1999 to 2014”.

“Given the health and economic burden of arthritis, understanding prevalence trends is of significant public health interest,” Park said. “Because of these burdens, developing cost-saving and effective treatments are necessary to minimize arthritis symptoms, maximize functional capacity, reduce disability and, moreover, improve the quality of life for the more than 350 million people worldwide who are affected by arthritis.”

Dr. Park has been invited to attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting in San Diego to accept her award at the Public Health Awards Reception and Ceremony. The AJPH will also run a feature column on the winning publications in their December 2018 issue.

Chair Yoga Found to Significantly Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain

Dr. Juyoung Park

“Who knew a chair could be a pain killer?” That’s what the news reporter for this segment said after hearing the positive effects chair yoga can have on patients with osteoarthritis.

It’s all part of the latest research study conducted by Dr. Juyoung Park, Associate Professor in the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at FAU.

One patient not only significantly reduced her pain, but also her blood pressure and was able to come off three medications for hypertension.

Watch the full news segment here and see why 80 percent of patients experienced decreased pain with regular chair yoga sessions.

Professor’s Arthritis Study Yields Surprising Findings

Congratulations to Dr. JuYoung Park, Associate Professor in the FAU Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, for her recent publication in the Journal of Public Health.

Dr. Park is the lead author of an in-depth arthritis study that reveals some surprising findings about arthritis prevalence and age-related trends.

“Dr. Park’s contributions are reaching national and international recognitions,” said Dr. Naelys Luna, Director of the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work. “She is an outstanding scholar, and we are all immensely proud of her.”