A new USC study revealed high amounts of lead in the teeth of children in five Los Angeles communities and reinforced the need to test for lead exposure before and during pregnancy.
Learn more about the findings from USC’s Truth Fairy study, led by Department of Preventive Medicine researchers:
Photo: A worker investigates at the Exide facility, which released 3,500 tons of lead until it closed as part of a legal settlement for its hazardous waste production. (Photo/Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Keck School of Medicine of USC Associate Dean for Undergraduate, Master’s, and Professional Programs Elahe Nezami, PhD, recently was named the 2019 winner of the Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education. Continue reading →
Environmental health researcher Carrie Breton, ScD, associate professor of preventive medicine, has dedicated the last decade to studying how environmental exposures—like air pollution—early in life contribute to the increased risk of disease later in life. In this Q&A learn about her work as part of a maternal and developmental research center.
Doctoral candidate Sydney O’Connor’s research seeks to answer lingering questions about how sleep habits affect children’s diets, eating behaviors and obesity risk. In this Q&A learn more about her interests and work as part of USC’s health behavior research PhD program.
A six-week Los Angeles summer program in USC’s Department of Preventive Medicine will train underrepresented students to explore health issues using quantitative methods June 17 to July 26. Continue reading →
A recent research study by Dr. Rima Habre took a detailed look at the short-term health impacts caused by breathing in ultrafine particulate (UFP) matter that is emitted from aircraft activity at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Continue reading →