Sofia Gruskin named to Lancet’s Gender and Global Health Commission

Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA

Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA, director of the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health and professor of preventive medicine, has been appointed to The Lancet’s Gender and Global Health Commission. Gruskin is among 25 independent commissioners, in addition to its three co-chairs, and one of the few hailing from the United States. The Commission announced itself with an […]

Population and Public Health Sciences professors receive 2020 USC Mentoring Awards

three graduate school faculty members

Professors from the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences recently received 2020 USC Mentoring Awards. Raina Pang, PhD, Jessica Barrington-Trimis, PhD and Michael Cousineau, DPH were recognized for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students, Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students, and Faculty Mentoring Faculty respectively. Raina Pang’s research interest lies in understanding sex/gender differences and women specific factors […]

Teaching COVID-19: USC students see how virus has affected medicine, public health

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Medical students at USC can now count public heath as part of their degree training. A new course titled “COVID-19: A 21st Century Pandemic: Will it Lead to Lasting Change?” educated nearly 200 second- and third-year medical students at the intersection of clinical medicine and public health this spring. The course was led by Michael Cousineau, […]

The need for human rights in this global pandemic

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The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (USC IIGH) has witnessed how harmful COVID-19 is to highly vulnerable populations worldwide, including the elderly, the sick, the poor, the criminalized, sexual and gender minorities, and those facing persistent discrimination and exclusion.  Women sick with COVID-19 symptoms are prevented from visiting a clinic because they cannot be in […]

Present IIGH and UNDP work reflects the long-term impacts of global collaboration

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health team has been working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in sub-Saharan Africa on a series of evaluations relating to projects addressing the legal environment around HIV and TB to better support key populations. The results are helping to discern best practices, in particular the critical […]

USC IIGH Engages in Partnership Building in Kenya

The leadership of the USC Institute for Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH) team has developed relationships and partnerships around the world for more than two decades on a range of critical global health issues. That experience and connectivity to the field is visible in recent collaborations in Kenya with civil society, academic and government partners. […]

Coronavirus could hit homeless hard, and that could hit everyone hard

Michael Cousineau, University of Southern California As the number of cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, continues to grow, the nation is on edge. Doctors and scientists do not know what percentage of the general population has been infected and what percentage of the infected develops symptoms. State and local governments and […]