By Cristine Hall When Nathan Dhablania traveled to Panama with Floating Doctors in the spring of his junior year, he noticed that many health disparities abroad existed right here in Los Angeles. Determined to make a difference after his return, Dhablania teamed up with his good friend and classmate, Sammy
By Cristine Hall The coronavirus pandemic has revealed longstanding inequities in the nation’s public health system. But it also has spotlighted the importance of public health programs, which have seen a surge in enrollment. Applications to master’s in public health programs alone jumped by 20 percent, according to the Association
The university strongly recommends that students, faculty and staff delay travel and stay close to home to protect themselves and others from the virus, even if vaccinated.
By Ron Mackovich Traffic on Flower Street has been thicker than normal as cars queue up to enter the parking garage near the southeast corner of USC’s University Park Campus, where the city is operating its newest vaccination site. The clinic’s goal is 5,000 doses daily. “It’s our privilege to
By Jenesse Miller One year ago this month, the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools and child care centers to close and many working parents — especially working mothers — were thrust into new roles as teachers and day care providers as schools switched to distance learning. Now, 12 months later, experts
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, professor of preventive medicine and Associate Dean for Community Initiatives, has received the CRSSLA (Community Response System of South Los Angeles) COVID Leadership Award. Baezconde-Garbanati says the award was bestowed by CRSLAA, a collaborative project representing more than 30 agencies working in South Los Angeles on
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