O, The Oprah Magazine talks with Dr. Shubha Kumar on the innovative use of drones in global public health

Dr. Shubha Kumar, Education Director at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health and Associate Professor at Keck School of Medicine, was quoted in a article titled "The Future of Healthcare" in O, The Oprah Magazine where she gave insight into the use of drones in global health.

Drones course returns in June

Drone flight in rural Kasungu.

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

New online certificate course explores drones’ role in global health

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

New course takes students to Costa Rica to learn about planetary health, equity

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 »

A novel methodology for strengthening human rights based monitoring in public health: Family planning indicators as an illustrative example

Patient education session, Uganda.

by Sofia Gruskin, Laura Ferguson, Shubha Kumar, Alexandra Nicholson, Moazzam Ali and Rajat Khosla, for PLOS One

USC researchers develop method to monitor human rights in public health services

Patient education session, Uganda.

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

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