Sofia Gruskin named director of USC Institute for Global Health

Sofia Gruskin, J.D., MIA

Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA, has been appointed director of the USC Institute for Global Health, Keck School of Medicine Interim Dean Laura Mosqueda, MD, announced in a memo to faculty and staff on March 19. A professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School with a joint appointment at the USC Gould … Continue reading Sofia Gruskin named director of USC Institute for Global Health

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply now for the Operation Smile Research Fellowship

Operation Smile Research Fellowship

UPDATE: The new deadline to apply is April 25, 2018 Enrolled part- or full-time USC students (Master of Public Health candidates preferred) are encouraged to apply for the Operation Smile Research Fellowship by April 25, 2018.   Part of an international collaboration between the USC Institute for Global Health, Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, … Continue reading DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply now for the Operation Smile Research Fellowship

Assessing changes in HIV-related legal and policy environments: Lessons learned from a multi-country evaluation

by Laura Ferguson, Alexandra Nicholson, Ian Henry, Amitrajit Saha, Tilly Sellers and Sofia Gruskin published in PLOS One.

New course takes students to Costa Rica to learn about planetary health, equity

Instructors are leading a new course in Costa Rica this summer—May 19 to June 1. Students will visit different locations and organizations to learn about planetary health and health equity. All USC graduate students are eligible. The deadline to register is March 15, 2018. Learn more »

Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health in Vietnam

At the biennial Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in Vietnam Nov. 27-30, Sofia Gruskin presented to more than 1,000 attendees at a plenary session on strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health and rights.Her talk emphasized the need to move beyond concepts and slogans to collective action moving beyond … Continue reading Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health in Vietnam

A novel methodology for strengthening human rights based monitoring in public health: Family planning indicators as an illustrative example

Patient education session, Uganda.

by Sofia Gruskin, Laura Ferguson, Shubha Kumar, Alexandra Nicholson, Moazzam Ali and Rajat Khosla, published in PLOS One