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.

The Under-recognized Victims of Trafficking: Deaf Women

Mellissa Withers, assitant professor of clinical preventive medicine, continues her exploration of human trafficking in Psychology Today's series, "Modern Day Slavery." Read the article » Details: Author: Mellissa Withers Published By: Psychology Today Date: September 21, 2017 Publication Link: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/modern-day-slavery/201709/the-underrecognized-victims-trafficking-deaf-women

Baseline findings presented in Ghana

Laura Ferguson, associate director of the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, returned to Ghana in September to discuss and present draft findings of the baseline assessment on human rights barriers to accessing HIV services. This Global Fund-supported work is carried out in partnership with John Snow, Inc. The baseline assessment covers human … Continue reading Baseline findings presented in Ghana

Killed by Police: Validity of Media-Based Data and Misclassification of Death Certificates in Massachusetts, 2004–2016

By Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Work progresses in women, children and adolescents project

The report from the High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents is handed over to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the 70th World Health Assembly May 22. Photo Courtesy WHO.

Experts met in New York this month following the launch of the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents report at the 70th World Health Assembly and Human Rights Council in June. The World Health Organization and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health held the meeting … Continue reading Work progresses in women, children and adolescents project

Trump’s policies could ravage global health progress, experts say

USC event series examines potential health consequences of the current U.S. administration As President Trump looks to slash global health funding, experts at a Sept. 12 USC Law & Global Health Collaboration meeting warned of potential life-threatening consequences. Parveen Parmar, chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine at Keck Medical Center of USC, and … Continue reading Trump’s policies could ravage global health progress, experts say

USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

USC students, faculty, staff and alumni collaborated with community organizations and university students to provide public health education and services to more than 1,000 youth in the Uganda’s rural Oyam district Aug. 8-12. Photo credit: Heather Wipfli

An interdisciplinary team of USC public health and pharmacy students and alumni concluded their summer in the grassy fields of northern Uganda, where they led a public health and soccer camp for more than 1,000 youth. Non-profit organization Ray United FC hosts the yearly camp as part of its efforts promote healthy kids and communities … Continue reading USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

USC tobacco researchers honored by city officials

Government officials honored USC faculty Aug. 18 at Los Angeles City Hall for their public health work in tobacco control, prevention and research that formed the scientific foundation for local policies. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell commended Distinguished Professor Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the … Continue reading USC tobacco researchers honored by city officials

Global health courses go global, live

Distance education graduate courses led by USC faculty are attracting students from around the world to virtual classrooms where they learn about global health leadership and ethics. The courses, accessible to the vast Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) network, combine live lectures and discussions from international experts with weekly online classes and collaborative team … Continue reading Global health courses go global, live

How the new anti-trafficking bill will help to curb the human trafficking epidemic

Anti-trafficking advocates have lauded the measure that recently passed the House of Representatives. Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of preventive medicine, explains why in this Thompson Reuters Foundation News story. Read now » Details: Authors: Mellissa Withers Published By: Thompson Reuters Foundation News Date: August 2, 2017 Publication Link: http://news.trust.org/item/20170802130115-v7qtj/