Vaccines should be seen as public goods because COVID-19 anywhere is COVID-19 everywhere, according to USC scholars advocating for equitable vaccine access worldwide.
By Leigh Hopper USC and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are launching a study that will follow up to 3,000 county residents over time to better understand social inequities exposed by COVID-19 as well as other impacts of the pandemic. The project, called the Los Angeles Pandemic Surveillance
By Landon Hall A USC researcher and her team are focusing on the lived experiences of Black menthol cigarette smokers by asking them what they think about recently imposed restrictions on retail sales of flavored tobacco products in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Here’s the twist: They’re also asking
By Gustavo Solis Keck Medicine of USC nurses and USC School of Pharmacy students vaccinated more than 400 people from the Eastside of Los Angeles on Saturday to help counter disparities in COVID-19 inoculation. Even though 43% of white and 39% of Asian American seniors have received at least one dose of the
The coronavirus outbreak could worsen America’s substance use crisis. USC addiction expert Adam Leventhal explains why it matters to all of us. (Originally posted at Trojan Family Magazine.) By Eric Lindberg Odds are about 50-50 that you know someone who’s been addicted to drugs, at least if you’re in the U.S. And now
The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences has launched a new audio series – POP: Perspectives on Public Health. The occasional series explores a broad spectrum of public health issues, and their real-world effects, through interviews, discussions and special event episodes. Hosted by Karina Dominguez Gonzalez, MPH, of the Office of
The NIH-funded Maternal And Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors Center of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (MADRES, madres.usc.edu), based at the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, is pleased to announce its Pilot Projects Program, supporting one-year research projects that aim to address scientific gaps in
A July 15 story in the Voice of San Diego on the factors driving black homelessness quoted Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, professor of preventive medicine and Associate Dean for Social Justice. The story noted: A recent analysis of Census survey data by left-leaning Center on Policy Initiatives noted that the city’s poverty rate among Blacks in the
Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, professor of preventive medicine and Associate Dean for Social Justice, was quoted in a July 15 story in The New York Times on the rising number of drug-overdose deaths in the U.S. OD deaths fell for the first time in a quarter-century in 2018 but surged 5 percent last year.