The Psychological and Welfare Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster

USC Institute for Global Health researchers found evidence of significant neuropsychological consequences in the decades following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Consequences ranged from diminished quality of life and anxiety to depression and specific clinical syndromes, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The research, supported from 2011 to 2016 by Green Cross Switzerland, revealed that, to this … Continue reading The Psychological and Welfare Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster

Operation Smile International Family Study

The USC Institute for Global Health provides research and programmatic support for the International Family Study, an international collaboration with Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and also facilitates the Operation Smile Research Fellowship as part of the project. This annual two-semester research placement offers two scholars the opportunity to assist in researching the genetic and environmental factors … Continue reading Operation Smile International Family Study

Corporate Health & Wellness

The USC Institute for Global Health worked with American Cancer Society to study corporate health and wellness programming internationally to inform the Society’s global cancer prevention programs, specifically regarding workplace wellness. With partners in India and Mexico, the project team explored corporate sector perspectives and attitudes on workplace wellness programming. Details: Years Active: 23016-2017 Investigators: … Continue reading Corporate Health & Wellness

HIV Decision-Making and Linkages to Care: Research and Practice from Brazil

From 2013-2014, two fellows of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health carried out, and presented, individual research surrounding access to HIV treatment in Brazil. Eliana Zucchi, a doctoral student at Faculdade de Saúde Pública (School of Public Health) at University of São Paulo, Brazil, studied the … Continue reading HIV Decision-Making and Linkages to Care: Research and Practice from Brazil