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?

Three Eras in Global Tobacco Control: How Global Governance Processes Influenced Online Tobacco Control Networking

Online networks can serve as a platform to diffuse policy innovations and enhance global health governance. This study, published Oct. 16 in Global Health Governance, focuses on how shifts in global health governance may influence related online networks. Researchers used the social network metrics of Globalink, an online network of tobacco control advocates, across three eras … Continue reading Three Eras in Global Tobacco Control: How Global Governance Processes Influenced Online Tobacco Control Networking

Defining tobacco regulatory science competencies

Nicotine & Tobacco Research

In 2013, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration funded a network of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) with a mission that included research and training. A cross-TCORS Panel was established to define tobacco regulatory science (TRS) competencies to help harmonize and guide their emerging educational programs. Heather Wipfli … Continue reading Defining tobacco regulatory science competencies