09/21/17 – The Death of Evidence: Implications for Global Health

The Death of Evidence: Implications for Global Health

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 … Continue reading 09/21/17 – The Death of Evidence: Implications for Global Health

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

Regulation of fine particulate matter in the Pacific Rim: perspectives from the APRU Global Health Program

While the development of evidence-based air quality standards for airborne particulate matter (PM) for Europe and North America is well-documented, the standard-setting processes in other regions are less well characterized. Many Pacific Rim economies suffer from severe and worsening air pollution. Particulate matter less than 2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter (PM2.5) is associated with acute … Continue reading Regulation of fine particulate matter in the Pacific Rim: perspectives from the APRU Global Health Program

Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened

Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened

As scientists begin to find their political voices, three former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency insiders on Wednesday said the Trump administration should not sacrifice environmental quality and the health of the American people “for a coterie of special-interest stakeholders.”

Mexico public health institute honors Jonathan Samet

Jonathan Samet INSP

The Institute of Public Health in Mexico (INSP) celebrated the career of Dr. Jonathan Samet, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the USC Department of Preventive Medicine and director of the USC Institute for Global Health, as part of its 30-year anniversary commemoration Jan. 27. Recognizing a career dedicated to public health The institute awarded Samet … Continue reading Mexico public health institute honors Jonathan Samet

USC contributes to surgeon general’s first report on e-cigarettes and youth

e-cigarette

The United States Surgeon General on Dec. 8 released a new report calling e-cigarettes "a major public health concern." "E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General" is the first comprehensive review on this public health challenge from the nation's highest public-health authority. The report provides insights into youth e-cigarette use, … Continue reading USC contributes to surgeon general’s first report on e-cigarettes and youth

Dr. Jonathan M. Samet receives 2016 Fries Prize for Improving Health

Dr. Jonathan M. Samet receives 2016 Fries Prize for Improving Health

Distinguished Professor Jonathan Samet, director of the USC Institute for Global Health and Flora L. Thornton Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, received the 2016 Fries Prize for Improving Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nov. 17 for his pioneering research and decades of advocacy on the negative impacts of air pollution on health.

USC training launches a new era of air pollution health research in eastern Africa

Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub

Working to save lives through prevention and policy, eastern African researchers trained with expert environmental health scientists at USC to lay the groundwork for air pollution and health research in their countries. Lead investigators from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda are collaborating with USC and Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University to establish the Eastern Africa Global … Continue reading USC training launches a new era of air pollution health research in eastern Africa

Training the Next Generation of Global Health Experts: Experiences and Recommendations From Pacific Rim Universities

Globalization And Health: Partnerships for Global Health

A study published in Globalization and Health June 23, 2016, found growing demand for global health across the Pacific Rim and suggests universities increase educational and training opportunities in this field. Researchers from the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program conducted an online survey of 12 higher education institutions in the Pacific Rim spanning 2005 through … Continue reading Training the Next Generation of Global Health Experts: Experiences and Recommendations From Pacific Rim Universities