Project Specialist, Program on Global Health & Human Rights, Institute for Global Health
University of Southern California
Location: SSB 318-07
Telephone: (323) 442-8263
Ursula McPherson-Vitkus is the project specialist for the USC Institute for Global Health. She works closely with the faculty to manage research and education projects for both the Program on Global Health & Human Rights and the Institute at large.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in Arabic and international affairs with foci in comparative politics and community studies. Her previous work includes serving as the women’s space coordinator for the Nea Kavala refugee camp in Northern Greece and as a research fellow drafting state policies on intimate partner violence for the JW Fanning Institute in Athens, Georgia. She has also interned at the Voice of America and the Torture Abolition & Survivor Support Coalition in Washington D.C., and led award-winning community organizing around issues of reproductive justice in rural Georgia. Her long-term area of interest is in ensuring access to family planning for displaced and otherwise marginalized populations worldwide.