Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

A collection of research and experiences, the 2018 book Global Perspectives on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse, spotlights pervasive issues affecting girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health throughout their lives. Organized into five parts—childhood and emerging adulthood; childbearing; reproductive control; violence; and beyond reproduction—the volume encompasses a lifecourse perspective in understanding women's … Continue reading Global Perspectives on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse

02/03/18 – Los Angeles Global Health Conference

The 2018 Los Angeles Global Health Conference, "Looking In, Looking Out: Balancing Global and Local Priorities in the Current Political Climate," will be held at UCLA in Covel Commons Feb. 3, 2018. Last year, more than 400 individuals from 25+ institutions across Southern California attended the second annual LAGHC. Each year the conference aims to … Continue reading 02/03/18 – Los Angeles Global Health Conference

United Nations group honors USC human rights leader

Days after President Donald Trump first addressed the United Nations since taking office, UN supporters gathered to celebrate the organization—and to honor leaders including USC Professor of Preventive Medicine and Law Sofia Gruskin—at the 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum in Los Angeles Sept. 25. In light of Trump’s history of criticizing the UN, and … Continue reading United Nations group honors USC human rights leader

New course offers global health education abroad

A new Problems Without Passports summer course in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences offers undergraduates the chance to learn about global health governance globally, nationally and locally. Students enrolled in the summer 2017 course, IR370: Global Governance and Health: From Global to Local, will travel to Switzerland and Uganda, led by Heather Wipfli, … Continue reading New course offers global health education abroad

11/14/17 – Narrative Justice: Promoting Responsible Storytelling in Global Health

Join Lisa Russell, an Emmy-winning filmmaker, for a workshop and discussion of her GE Healthcare executive-produced film, “Heroines of Health,” in the context of responsible global health storytelling. The documentary follows three women working to bring better health to their communities. Russell produces films and creative campaigns for United Nations agencies and corporations to increase … Continue reading 11/14/17 – Narrative Justice: Promoting Responsible Storytelling in Global Health

Quantifying underreporting of law-enforcement-related deaths in United States vital statistics and news-media-based data sources: A capture–recapture analysis

by Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger, published by PLoS Medicine.

Trump’s policies could ravage global health progress, experts say

USC event series examines potential health consequences of the current U.S. administration As President Trump looks to slash global health funding, experts at a Sept. 12 USC Law & Global Health Collaboration meeting warned of potential life-threatening consequences. Parveen Parmar, chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine at Keck Medical Center of USC, and … Continue reading Trump’s policies could ravage global health progress, experts say

USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

USC students, faculty, staff and alumni collaborated with community organizations and university students to provide public health education and services to more than 1,000 youth in the Uganda’s rural Oyam district Aug. 8-12. Photo credit: Heather Wipfli

An interdisciplinary team of USC public health and pharmacy students and alumni concluded their summer in the grassy fields of northern Uganda, where they led a public health and soccer camp for more than 1,000 youth. Non-profit organization Ray United FC hosts the yearly camp as part of its efforts promote healthy kids and communities … Continue reading USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

USC tobacco researchers honored by city officials

Government officials honored USC faculty Aug. 18 at Los Angeles City Hall for their public health work in tobacco control, prevention and research that formed the scientific foundation for local policies. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell commended Distinguished Professor Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the … Continue reading USC tobacco researchers honored by city officials

Global health courses go global, live

Distance education graduate courses led by USC faculty are attracting students from around the world to virtual classrooms where they learn about global health leadership and ethics. The courses, accessible to the vast Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) network, combine live lectures and discussions from international experts with weekly online classes and collaborative team … Continue reading Global health courses go global, live