by Mellissa Withers, Hsien-Ho Lin, Terry Schmidt, John Paul Caesar Robles delos Trinos and Shubha Kumar, in Annals of Global Health.
The use of drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles—"UAVs") in the public health context is relatively new but has been growing significantly over the last three years. They are solving some of the most common health logistics challenges around the world by circumventing problematic infrastructures on the ground, speeding up delivery processes and making supply chains … Continue reading Drones course returns in June
The online study of unmanned aerial vehicles at USC can help global health providers make effective use of emerging technology.
A new online certificate course offered through the USC Institute for Global Health June 4-24 will explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/drones) in public health, emergency response and related fields. Developed and taught by Shubha Kumar, PhD, assistant professor of preventive medicine and director of the USC Master of Public Health online program, in … Continue reading New online certificate course explores drones’ role in global health
Instructors are leading a new course in Costa Rica this summer—May 19 to June 1. Students will visit different locations and organizations to learn about planetary health and health equity. All USC graduate students are eligible. The deadline to register is March 15, 2018. Learn more »
by Sofia Gruskin, Laura Ferguson, Shubha Kumar, Alexandra Nicholson, Moazzam Ali and Rajat Khosla, for PLOS One
New methodology strengthens public health monitoring using human rights When it comes to measuring the success of public health work—from immunizations to family planning services—experts rely on sets of standardized indicators. But these indicators often neglect the voices and human rights of people who use the services, according to USC researchers. The USC Program on … Continue reading USC researchers develop method to monitor human rights in public health services
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
by Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Barbara Madaj, Shubha Kumar, Charles Ameh and Nynke van den Broek, for BMJ Global Health.
by Sofia Gruskin, Shubha Kumar and Alexandra Nicholson, for the World Health Organization.