Perspectives from the International AIDS Conference

The 22nd International AIDS Conference this month in Amsterdam focused on breaking barriers and building bridges in the HIV response, and highlighted the importance of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations. Sofia Gruskin, director of the USC Institute for Global Health and Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR), and Laura Ferguson, GHHR associate director, … Continue reading Perspectives from the International AIDS Conference

US Opposition to Breastfeeding Resolution: Don’t be surprised, do be concerned

Following a story in The New York Times last week, there has been widespread news coverage of actions by American officials to undermine a resolution on breastfeeding at the recent World Health Assembly, held at the United Nations in Geneva in May. While shocking, this doesn't come as a surprise, writes Laura Ferguson, associate director of the USC Program … Continue reading US Opposition to Breastfeeding Resolution: Don’t be surprised, do be concerned

New practicum seeks sustainable solutions for LA’s wicked problems

SDGs in LA: Sustainable Solutions to Los Angeles’s Wicked Problems

A new multi-disciplinary practicum coordinated in collaboration with the USC Institute for Global Health invites students from across USC’s schools to address some of Los Angeles’s most intractable challenges. This fall 2018 USC “Wicked Problems Practicum” is supported by the Office of the Provost and will focus on the human and social aspects of the … Continue reading New practicum seeks sustainable solutions for LA’s wicked problems

L.A.’s diversity shapes Sofia Gruskin’s approach to global health research

L.A.’s diversity shapes Sofia Gruskin’s approach to global health research

The USC Institute for Global Health nears its 10th anniversary with a new director and a new vision focused on equality A Southern California native, Sofia Gruskin has always felt at home in Los Angeles. The city drew her back in 2011, after 18 years at Harvard University, to launch a health and human rights … Continue reading L.A.’s diversity shapes Sofia Gruskin’s approach to global health research

2018 Breman Fellows: Kya Kraus and Jonathan Robinson

The 2018 Breman Global Health Fellows are Master of Public Health students Kya Kraus and Jonathan Robinson. Kraus's project took her to Ghana to understand the perceptions of children with developmental disabilities, while Robinson is preparing to research how pre-hospital emergency medical services affect trauma patient outcomes in Vietnam. Follow their progress on our blog!   … Continue reading 2018 Breman Fellows: Kya Kraus and Jonathan Robinson

USC students take on the 71st World Health Assembly

A group of 11 USC students were embedded as delegates to NCD Alliance members at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, in May as part of the annual course “Global Health Governance & Diplomacy in Practice in Geneva at the World Health Assembly.”  The decision-making body of the World Health Organization, the WHA is attended by delegations … Continue reading USC students take on the 71st World Health Assembly

Workplace wellness programming in low-and middle-income countries: a qualitative study of corporate key informants in Mexico and India

by Heather Wipfli, Kristin Dessie Zacharias, Nuvjote (Nivvy) Hundal, Luz Myriam Reynales Shigematsu, Deepika Bahl, Monika Arora, Shalini Bassi and Shubha Kumar, published in Globalization and Health