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The Gas Flare Next Door

More than 500,000 Americans live within 3 miles of natural gas flares. A USC-UCLA study offers nationwide assessment of the population facing exposure risks from burned-off, excess natural gas at oil and gas production sites.

“Our findings show that flaring is an environmental justice issue.”

– Jill Johnston, PhD

Improving population and public health – at the intersection of research and action in communities.

We view health as a rights and equity issue.

We address the complex public health issues in communities around the world.

We embrace diversity.

We offer a platform for researchers to conduct collaborative research.

We deliver rigorous training and education that leads to a strong career path.

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Traditional sashes bring a glimpse of home for Native graduates

Traditional sashes bring a glimpse of home for Native graduates

On the morning of April 27th, PhD student Cynthia Begay, MPH, passed a set of sashes to Dylan Goodwill, M.Ed., assistant director of undergraduate admission. Made from a handwoven blanket and embellished with cardinal and gold detailing, the sashes would be a surprise...

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