Signs of pre-symptomatic stiffening of the arteries were seen in kids with daily exposure to auto emissions, a USC study finds.
By Leigh Hopper More than a half-million Americans are exposed to oil and gas “flaring” events — the burning off of excess natural gas at production sites — resulting in potentially serious health risks, according to new research from USC and UCLA. “Our findings show that flaring is an environmental
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 Leigh Hopper The end of the pandemic glimmers on the horizon. Deaths and new COVID cases are in steep decline. Many people have been working at home for months instead of driving long commutes. So why do they feel so tired? USC experts point to one full year of
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 Cristine Hall At the height of the materialistic ‘80s, when most of his classmates in medical school were shooting for brass ring specialties like orthopedics and opthamology, Jeffrey Klausner, was ready to call it quits. A year at a new AIDS research center in Zaire changed his mind. Studying
By Cristine Hall USC’s Department of Population and Public Health Sciences has earned a No. 2 ranking in funding from the National Institutes of Health for the second year in a row. Population and Public Health Sciences was one of six departments in USC’s Keck School of Medicine to reach
The NIH-funded Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (SCEHSC, scehsc.usc.edu), based at the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, is pleased to announce its 2021 Pilot Projects Program, supporting one-year research projects that aim to promote the understanding of environmental exposures and human disease.