POP: Perspectives on Public Health audio series launches

USC audio series POP: Perspectives on Public Health

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 Social Justice, the series provides […]

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, […]

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 […]

Fewer uninsured since Obamacare, but disparities remain

The percentage of adults and children without health insurance declined dramatically in Los Angeles between 2011 and 2015, according to a new report from the LA County Department of Public Health, compiled with assistance from USC. The sharp decline—from 28.5 to 11.7 percent—spanned racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic groups of adults 18 to 64 years old […]

Fewer people uninsured in Los Angeles since Obamacare, but disparities remain

The percentage of adults and children without health insurance declined dramatically in Los Angeles between 2011 and 2015, according to a new report from the LA County Department of Public Health, compiled with assistance from USC. The sharp decline—from 28.5 to 11.7 percent—spanned racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic groups of adults 18 to 64 years old […]

USC public health students discuss policy with state legislators

With the fate of the Affordable Care Act hanging in the balance, students met with California legislators and attended a health reform conference in February as part of a USC public health policy class.   A group of 18 USC Master of Public Health and medical students traveled to the state capital to attend the Insure […]