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

Global health student poster contest

APRU Global Health Program Student Poster Contest

The 2018 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program invites full-time undergraduate and graduate students to submit their global health posters for the 2018 APRU Global Health Program annual conference, hosted by University of Malaya in October. The deadline to submit is June 15. All eligible posters will be displayed at the conference and winners … Continue reading Global health student poster contest

Lifeguard travels the world while earning USC Master of Public Health online

Jonathan Robinson has gone from making rescues in Orange County to leading lifeguard training trips in Turkey and Thailand. (Photo/Courtesy of Jonathan Robinson)

The moment San Clemente surfer Jonathan Robinson plunged into the Pacific to pass a lifeguarding test at age 17, his passion became his profession. Seven years of protecting the Orange County coastline groomed Robinson to be where he is today. The USC Master of Public Health student dreams of an international career in emergency medicine, saving lives … Continue reading Lifeguard travels the world while earning USC Master of Public Health online

New online certificate course explores drones’ role in global health

A new online certificate course offered through the USC Institute for Global Health June 4-24 will explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/drones) in public health, emergency response and related fields. Developed and taught by Shubha Kumar, PhD, assistant professor of preventive medicine and director of the USC Master of Public Health online program, in … Continue reading New online certificate course explores drones’ role in global health

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 »