Policy Impact Posts

A mental health superhero takes the White House

A mental health superhero takes the White House

Carla Ibarra’s heart still skips a beat when she recalls her trip to Washington D.C. this past May. The MPH candidate visited the White House as part of MTV’s first Mental Health Youth Action Forum. There, she met with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, First Lady Dr. Jill...

When addiction and COVID-19 collide

When addiction and COVID-19 collide

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 Adam Leventhal Odds are about 50-50 that you know...

POP: Perspectives on Public Health audio series launches

POP: Perspectives on Public Health audio series launches

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...

USC IIGH Engages in Partnership Building in Kenya

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...

Public health student stands up for East LA’s parks

Public health student stands up for East LA’s parks

Hayley Sayrs is a Master of Public Health student studying public policy at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She spoke with Larissa Puro in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences. Upon returning from a statewide health policy conference in...

USC students discuss health care policy with legislators

USC students discuss health care policy with legislators

Students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC do more than learn to be physicians: A group of them got a taste of government policymaking after meeting with state legislators in Sacramento on June 6 and 7. To give students firsthand experience in working with...