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UGA Shriya Garg Leads Effort to Bridge Divide Between High-Speed Internet and Mental Healthcare

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Significant percentages of the US population go without access to high-speed internet, despite its increasing use by healthcare and education systems. One University of Georgia first year, however, is advocating to bridge this so-called “digital divide.”

Shriya Garg is a Foundation Fellow and a Stamps Scholar at UGA studying genetics and biology. She’s involved in a recent study published in Nature Mental Health which explores the connection between the “digital divide” and a lack of access to mental healthcare.

She sat down with WUGA’s Alexia Ridley earlier this week.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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