2021-2022 USC Global Health Lecture Series

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health works across disciplines to address the disparities, inequities and broad determinants of health that impact our world. IIGH is university-wide and driven by excellence in research, education and action. The overall goal of the lecture series is to help facilitate conversation between the local and the global, across continents and disciplines, to highlight new developments and promising practices.

Details regarding each lecture series event can be found below.

“(Un)Just Recovery: Addressing COVID-Related Inequalities in Los Angeles” - On Sept. 16, IIGH — in partnership with the USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute, the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, the USC-Keck Human Rights Clinic, the USC Keck... Read More »
COVID-19, Disability, and the Law: Addressing Health Equity - In the context of COVID-19, the law has played a key role in seeking to ensure equitable access to testing, medicines and vaccines, but also has the potential to perpetuate... Read More »
Conflict, Response and Health Equity through the Lens of Ukraine - On April 19, IIGH, in partnership with the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the USC Keck School of Medicine, hosted a conversation about the consequences of war... Read More »
Acting on Equity: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Future of Global Health - IIGH Policy Engagement Director Jonathan Cohen gave a lecture on March 23 evaluating current opportunities to place equity at the center of U.S. global health diplomacy, investments and programs. Professor... Read More »
Self-Care Interventions for Health and Well-Being - On March 3, IIGH welcomed Dr. Manjulaa Narasimhan, who leads the World Health Organization’s work on self-care for the Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, for a session on what... Read More »
Using Data to Advance the Science of Health Disparities A Global, Multi-Level Perspective - Equalizing health disparities can avert more deaths than the number of lives saved by medical advances alone in the same time frame. On Feb. 23, IIGH hosted Dr. Rumi Chunara... Read More »
Why Should Californians Care About Global Health? - On Feb. 11, IIGH welcomed Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and Katie Porter (CA-45) for an important conversation about the need to bridge our global health priorities with the local needs... Read More »
From the Global to the Local: Public Health, Poverty Alleviation, Gender Equality and Social Justice - On Feb. 8, IIGH Director Sofia Gruskin welcomed Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, for a discussion about Dr. Gayle’s work in Chicago and around the... Read More »
When Climate Change is Everything, How Do We Manage the World and Leave No One Behind? - On Oct. 19, USC IIGH hosted Rachel Kyte, dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Dr. Kyte, named by Time magazine as one of the 15 most influential women... Read More »
Historical Perspectives on Health Inequality in Africa: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? - The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health and the USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation hosted a virtual lecture featuring Professor Joachim Osur, vice chancellor... Read More »
Emotional Contagion in Times of COVID: From Fear to Hope - “We all need to remember that we are making history. COVID is going to be a significant memory in both individual and collective history. So, the more we can make... Read More »