The USC Institute for Global Health aims to improve global health by educating future and current global health leaders, carrying out trans-disciplinary research, and assuring that the evidence collected informs policy and practice to make a difference.
2019 APRU Global Health Case CompetitionFebruary 14, 2019-Registration for the 2019 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program Global Health Case Competition is now open. This is a great way for students to practice developing an intervention approach using a practical, real-world challenge. Last year the USC team won! To learn more about the competition and how to register visit: https://apruglobalhealth.org/casecompetition/
APRU Global Health Conference 2019January 15, 2019-The Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program hosts annual conferences each year at member universities. The 2019 conference will be hosted at the University of Hong Kong Nov. 17-20.
Fake Silk: A Dark Story of Hazardous Manufacturing Abuses?January 2, 2019-The USC Center for Law, History, and Culture, Department of Political Science, and USC Law & Global Health Collaboration, invite you to join this talk with Paul Blanc: “Fake Silk: A Dark Story of Hazardous Manufacturing Abuses?”
Celebrating 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsDecember 7, 2018-UDPATE: See event videos and coverage at this link. Global dignitaries, activists and leaders will speak at USC’s University Park Campus for a free, public symposium, followed by a youth summit at Los Angeles City Hall, on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10.
2018 American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting & ExpoNovember 14, 2018-Mistrust, telemedicine, Alzheimer’s, human rights and sexual health—USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health faculty are presenting and participating in discussions on a range of global health subjects at this week’s 2018 American Association of Public Health Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego Nov. 10-14.
2018 International AIDS Conference RoundupJuly 27, 2018-The 22nd International AIDS Conference 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.
10/28/18 – APRU Global Health Program ConferenceApril 26, 2018-The 2018 APRU Global Health Program Conference will be hosted by the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct. 28-30, 2018. The theme is “Planetary Health: The Next Frontier.”
Using Civic Imagination to Resist: Envisioning A Future With Sexual and Reproductive RightsMarch 13, 2018-A collaboration between the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration, the Civics and Social Media Group and the Civic Imagination Project on April 18, 2018, this symposium brought USC and area experts and students together to explore new ways of ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights within the United States and globally, in an increasingly restrictive political climate.
03/23/18 – Public Health Career FairFebruary 16, 2018-USC’s annual Public Health Career Fair will take place March 23, 2018. Public health employers will be available to meet with students and alumni from programs in the Department of Preventive Medicine. Please register by March 16. Register now »
Reproductive Justice in the Era of BacklashFebruary 5, 2018-The second session of the Spring 2018 semester of the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration focused on reproductive health. Professor Michele Goodwin, who holds the Chancellor’s Professorship at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) with appointments at the School of Law, School of Public Health, and Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, discussed the…
11/02/17 – Health Care for the Poor: Paul Farmer’s LegacyNovember 1, 2017-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.
Implications of the Trump Administration’s Policies: Climate Change, Environment and Global HealthOctober 24, 2017-On November 7th 2017, the USC Law and Global Health Collaboration held a session that focused on several of the Trump Administration's aggressive regulatory rollbacks and discussed their impact on climate change efforts, public health and environmental justice. The presenters also discussed potential legal challenges and interventions to support people in Los Angeles and across the globe.
10/16/17 – Planetary Health: Human Health Impacts of Environmental ChangeSeptember 26, 2017-In this USC Global Health Lecture Series event, Christopher Golden, associate director of the research consortium Planetary Health Alliance, presented a discussion of planetary health, an emergent field that characterizes the human health impacts of broad, rapidly accelerating environmental change.
10/03/17 – Global Health Student Travel SymposiumSeptember 21, 2017-Interested in conducting research abroad? Want to learn more about getting hands-on global health experiences in the field? This USC Institute for Global Health featured student fellows who have pursued practicum experiences and carried out fellowship projects around the world.
09/21/17 – The Death of Evidence: Implications for Global HealthSeptember 13, 2017-Science advances knowledge, chiseling at areas of ignorance and reducing uncertainties, which may slow evidence-based decision-making. With regard to environmental pollution, for example, great progress has been made as research has documented the damage done to human and ecosystem system health by man’s activities, motivating action and guiding interventions. However, over recent decades, the paradigm…
08/30/17 – Immigrant Visions & Voices: A Photovoice Exploration of Health in ChileAugust 11, 2017-In the last three decades, Chile has witnessed a considerable influx of immigrants, the majority from other Latin American countries. These individuals may experience a particular vulnerability and unique set of social determinants that affect their health and well-being, thus creating a need for research in this area.
04/25/17 – Health Issues in Asylum SeekersApril 4, 2017-In this USC Immigrant Health Initiative seminar, Cynthia Willard, medical director for the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles, discussed health issues asylum seekers face.
In Transition: Gender [Identity], Law & Global Health Research SymposiumMarch 27, 2017-This half-day research focused symposium April 21, 2017, was the capstone event concluding the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration’s year-long series focusing on transgender issues at the intersection of law and global health. Global and national experts from a variety of relevant disciplinary perspectives addressed the state of the field, ongoing work in their…
04/03/17 – Smoking Selectivity among Mexican Immigrants using Binational DataMarch 14, 2017-Using nationally-representative datasets from both countries, researchers examined differences in health selection of smoking, by gender, in 2000 and 2012. In this USC Immigrant Health Initiative seminar, Annie Ro, assistant professor of public health at University of California, Irvine, presents the findings.
03/24/17 – USC Public Health Career FairJanuary 27, 2017-All USC Preventive Medicine alumni and students were invited to attend the Department of Preventive Medicine’s annual free public health career fair Friday, March 24, 2017.
02/14/17 – Progress & Innovation in Global SurgeryJanuary 27, 2017-In this lecture William Magee III, director of international programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, will discuss the progress and innovation making surgery safe and accessible around the world.
02/14/17 – 2017 USC Global Health Case CompetitionDecember 22, 2016-A case competition is a competitive exercise for students to creatively address a challenge within a limited timeframe. The annual USC Global Health Case Competition brings together teams of students from all disciplines to tackle a critical global health challenge.
Transgender Youth Care in the New MillenniumDecember 20, 2016-Johanna Olson-Kennedy M.D., director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, led a session drawing on her expertise in the care of gender non-conforming children and transgender youth.
Generating Research to Support Transgender PopulationsDecember 20, 2016-The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted a discussion on January 25, 2017 regarding ways to generate research to support transgender populations. Professor Laura Ferguson led the discussion.
11/29/16 – Children vs. Tobacco 2016: Who’s Winning?October 29, 2016-Despite efforts to create a tobacco-free generation, the tobacco industry continues to target adolescents and young adults. In this lecture, Jonathan Klein, associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics and executive director of NCD Child, will describe usage and cessation trends associated with cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well emerging evidence on…
11/10/16 – International Practicum Opportunities for MPH StudentsOctober 10, 2016-Learn more about international practicum opportunities available to Master of Public Health students at this information session hosted by the MPH program. Hear from the practicum organizers, as well as students who have completed their global internships through these programs.
11/03/16 – Can the United Nations Empower Queer Rights?September 28, 2016-As a number of states, led by the U.S., push for international recognition of LGBT rights, there is an emerging global polarization, with strong opposition to this development from Russia and most Arab and African governments. How do we further the struggle for queer rights without entrenching the idea that this is the imposition of…
10/18/16 – The Costs of Exclusion: How Gender Inequality Stymies Global DevelopmentSeptember 21, 2016-Learn about the various manifestations of gender inequality—including intimate partner violence, early forced marriage, discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and access to justice—and how they translate into social and economic costs at the individual, community and macro levels in this talk by Jennifer McCleary-Sills, director of the Global Program on Gender Violence…
In Transition: Gender [Identity], Law & Global HealthSeptember 2, 2016-The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted a discussion on September 13, 2016, to introduce terminology and how legal scholars, scientists, and activists address key topics impacting transgender populations. Experts included Professor David Cruz and Sofia Gruskin.
Program on Global Health & Human Rights presents at Sexuality Policy WatchAugust 10, 2016-Sexuality Policy Watch hosted a seminar/workshop, “SexPolitics: Mapping Key Trends and Tensions in the Early 21st Century,” in Durban, South Africa, July 13-15. The USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights (GHHR) joined 35 researchers and activists from across the globe to share perspectives on the transformation of the sexuality politics landscape since 2002, the year…
06/09/16 – Zika Virus Awareness SymposiumJune 4, 2016-How will the Zika virus impact Greater Los Angeles? Attend this science-based public awareness symposium to learn the facts about the latest research and prevention strategies to fight Zika.
East African Non-Communicable Disease Alliance convenes in KenyaApril 25, 2016-Members of the East Africa Non-Communicable Disease Alliance convened in Nairobe, Kenya, April 7-9 to discuss the group’s future, potential collaborations and goals to prevent NCDs in the region and country. Sandra Najuna, in-country consultant for the USC Institute for Global Health, attended the meeting, which also included advocacy sessions, research training and a research…
05/05/16 – 4th Annual Health Policy Symposium & Networking EventApril 16, 2016-The University of Southern California’s Fourth Annual Health Policy Symposium & Networking Event will feature discussions including soda taxation, mental health, gun safety, HIV screening, homelessness, medical marijuana, cost of pharmaceuticals, e-cigarettes and the scope of allied health professionals. The featured speaker is Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, who represents California’s 51st Assembly District.
06/14/16 – 11th Summer Institute on Migration and Global HealthApril 14, 2016-The Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health is an international event that offers researchers, faculty, graduate students and professionals working with migrant communities around the worl, a unique opportunity to learn about different health issues that affect mobile populations.
04/22/16 – Climate Change & Health: Reasons for Concern and OptimismMarch 25, 2016-Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will present both health concerns stemming from climate disruption as well as health opportunities that will arise from mitigation policies to address global climate change.
04/13/16 – GlobeMed: Spark MicroGrants Benefit DinnerMarch 18, 2016-In the name of global health and social justice, GlobeMed at USC and the USC Institute for Global Health invite you to an evening of energizing discussion, delicious food and student talent—for a great cause.
04/13/16 – Global Health Choices: Disease Eradication, Elimination, Control or Neglect?March 2, 2016-Daniel Tarantola, adjunct professor of research in the USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights, worked nearly two decades with the World Health Organization on large-scale international health programs. In this lecture he will draw on concrete examples that marked the evolution of international and global health—since the historical eradication of smallpox to the contemporary emergence,…
03/31/16 – Screening & Discussion: No Más BebésFebruary 26, 2016- No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at LA County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s-70s.
02/26/16 – Mexico’s Feasible Path Towards Reducing Premature MortalityFebruary 18, 2016-Reducing deaths of mothers and children has been a longstanding priority for Mexico. But new research shows that non-communicable diseases require urgent attention in the country in order to meet is commitment to the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
03/08/16 – Film Screening: Shout Gladi GladiFebruary 9, 2016-Narrated by Academy Award® winning actress Meryl Streep, the historical documentary Shout Gladi Gladi celebrates the extraordinary people who rescue African women and girls from obstetric fistula, a medical condition that can turn them into reviled outcasts.
International Aids Society 2015 ConferenceAugust 20, 2015-In July the Program on Global Health & Human Rights presented a poster at the 2015 International Aids Society Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The poster, which focused on assessing changes in HIV-related legal and policy environments in Sub-Saharan Africa, reflected the findings of the program’s mid-term evaluation of the Sida-supported project “Strengthening Regional and National…
08/21/15 – Global Health Student ShowcaseAugust 19, 2015-Join us for this overview of global health opportunities, events and other activities! See presentations from students and alumni who have conducted projects and traveled abroad through the USC Institute for Global Health.
Professor Gruskin joins committee for 2016 rehabilitation symposiumMay 23, 2015-Professor Sofia Gruskin has been invited by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) to join the Scientific Committee for IRCT’s 2016 Scientific Symposium focusing on delivering on the promise of the right to rehabilitation. The symposium will provide a unique opportunity for the global rehabilitation movement to come together to learn and exchange…
05/25/15 – Assessing Stress Amongst Adolescents in Los AngelesApril 30, 2015-Join us in supporting young scholars at this special STAR Program research seminar! Suravi Nahar and Raqibul Mollah are graduating seniors at the Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School and have been working with the USC Institute for Global Health through the USC STAR Program for the past year.