2017 Breman Global Health Immersion Fellow: Teresa Chen

Meet the inaugural Breman Global Health Immersion Fellowship recipient! Teresa Chen is a Master of Public Health online program student. Advised by professors Heather Wipfli and Mellissa Withers, her project is "The experiences of pregnancy, labor, and delivery of mothers from Bududa, Uganda and their implications for delivery location." More information: "My project aims to help … Continue reading 2017 Breman Global Health Immersion Fellow: Teresa Chen

New tool helps countries strengthen human rights in contraceptive services, programs

A new tool contributes to the World Health Organization’s ongoing work on rights-based contraceptive programs, using common indicators to identify whether or not these programs are working. The tool builds upon these indicators by taking into account the perspectives of actual service users. This is the first effort to take existing indicators, prioritize those that … Continue reading New tool helps countries strengthen human rights in contraceptive services, programs

Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

A collection of research and experiences, the 2018 book Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse, spotlights pervasive issues affecting girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health throughout their lives. Organized into five parts—childhood and emerging adulthood; childbearing; reproductive control; violence; and beyond reproduction—the volume encompasses a lifecourse perspective in understanding women's … Continue reading Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

02/03/18 – Los Angeles Global Health Conference

The 2018 Los Angeles Global Health Conference, "Looking In, Looking Out: Balancing Global and Local Priorities in the Current Political Climate," will be held at UCLA in Covel Commons Feb. 3, 2018. Last year, more than 400 individuals from 25+ institutions across Southern California attended the second annual LAGHC. Each year the conference aims to … Continue reading 02/03/18 – Los Angeles Global Health Conference

United Nations group honors USC human rights leader

Days after President Donald Trump first addressed the United Nations since taking office, UN supporters gathered to celebrate the organization—and to honor leaders including USC Professor of Preventive Medicine and Law Sofia Gruskin—at the 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum in Los Angeles Sept. 25. In light of Trump’s history of criticizing the UN, and … Continue reading United Nations group honors USC human rights leader

New course offers global health education abroad

A new Problems Without Passports summer course in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences offers undergraduates the chance to learn about global health governance globally, nationally and locally. Students enrolled in the summer 2017 course, IR370: Global Governance and Health: From Global to Local, will travel to Switzerland and Uganda, led by Heather Wipfli, … Continue reading New course offers global health education abroad

11/14/17 – Narrative Justice: Promoting Responsible Storytelling in Global Health

Join Lisa Russell, an Emmy-winning filmmaker, for a workshop and discussion of her GE Healthcare executive-produced film, “Heroines of Health,” in the context of responsible global health storytelling. The documentary follows three women working to bring better health to their communities. Russell produces films and creative campaigns for United Nations agencies and corporations to increase … Continue reading 11/14/17 – Narrative Justice: Promoting Responsible Storytelling in Global Health

11/02/17 – Health Care for the Poor: Paul Farmer’s Legacy

Join GlobeMed at USC and Community Health Connection in this screening of Paul Farmer's documentary "Bending the Arc," followed by a panel discussion with a diverse group of health professionals talking about Paul Farmer's impact on health care for the poor and public health.  Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 7:00 p.m. Taper Hall (THH) 101 USC … Continue reading 11/02/17 – Health Care for the Poor: Paul Farmer’s Legacy

11/05/16 – USC’s APHA Mixer | Atlanta, 2017

Public Health Sciences at USC invites you to participate in its American Public Health Association Mixer at the Hudson Grille in Atlanta, GA. This is a great way to meet and network with USC alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends near the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting &Expo. Event Details: Sunday, November 5, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 … Continue reading 11/05/16 – USC’s APHA Mixer | Atlanta, 2017

Quantifying underreporting of law-enforcement-related deaths in United States vital statistics and news-media-based data sources: A capture–recapture analysis

by Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published by PLoS Medicine.