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

04/03/17 – Smoking Selectivity among Mexican Immigrants using Binational Data

Smoking Selectivity among Mexican Immigrants using Binational Data

Using nationally-representative datasets from both countries, researchers examined differences in health selection of smoking, by gender, in 2000 and 2012. In this USC Immigrant Health Initiative seminar, Annie Ro, assistant professor of public health at University of California, Irvine, presents the findings.

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 goes smoke-free

Smoke-free

The University of Southern California announced Jan. 10 its campuses and facilities, indoor and outdoor, are now smoke-free. The revised policy, which concerns lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, hookah or other lit products, and includes the use of any substance including tobacco, cloves or marijuana, came at the request of the academic senate, staff … Continue reading USC goes smoke-free

11/29/16 – Children vs. Tobacco 2016: Who’s Winning?

Children vs. Tobacco: 2016 - Who’s Winning?

Despite efforts to create a tobacco-free generation, the tobacco industry continues to target adolescents and young adults. In this lecture, Jonathan Klein, associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics and executive director of NCD Child, will describe usage and cessation trends associated with cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well emerging evidence on … Continue reading 11/29/16 – Children vs. Tobacco 2016: Who’s Winning?

05/05/16 – The Global War on Tobacco: Mapping the World’s First Public Health Treaty

USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science Seminar Series Presents "The Global War on Tobacco: Mapping the World's First Public Health Treaty," by USC Institute for Global Health Associate Director Heather Wipfli. The tobacco industry has capitalized on numerous elements of globalization to expand into countries where effective tobacco control programs are not in place. As a consequence, tobacco is currently … Continue reading 05/05/16 – The Global War on Tobacco: Mapping the World’s First Public Health Treaty

05/25/16 – Lethal But Legal: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health

Lethal But Legal

USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science Book Club invites you to attend "Lethal But Legal: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health," presented by Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of the Doctoral Program at CUNY’s School of Public Health. Monday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 25 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Soto … Continue reading 05/25/16 – Lethal But Legal: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health