Larissa Puro serves as the communications manager for the USC Institute of Global Health.
Stories by Larissa Puro:
Lifeguard travels the world while earning USC Master of Public Health online
Aspiring physician pursuing a public health degree volunteers as a youth program director and CPR instructor.
USC researchers develop method to ensure human rights in public health services
Health practitioners and others look for ways to ensure their work serves the people they intend to reach.
USC experts foresee dire consequences of possible cuts in health funding
If implemented, the administration’s policies could threaten lives and diminish progress made around the world.
USC students lead public health camp in Uganda
A team teaches lessons in health, citizenship and leadership to kids and teens in rural communities.
USC team wins global health case competition
Setting aside jobs and schedules, Trojans from four USC schools claim victory in an international event focusing on mental health in Liberia.
USC, Mexico make strides in public health research
Strategies developed by Jonathan Samet help the country in its fight various diseases.
How to save lives with meager support in disadvantaged countries
Students pitch global surgery solutions at a Health Case Competition in Nicaragua.
USC public health students discuss policy with legislators in Sacramento
Meeting focuses on health form progress and the possible repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act.
Instagram documents rising hookah use in social settings
USC study captures the social and environmental context in which people use, and are marketed, hookah-related products.
USC contributes to surgeon general’s first report on e-cigarettes and youth
Public health expert Jonathan Samet provides insight to a chapter on e-cigarette policy.
Cambodian officials trained to save lives in emergencies
USC alum’s team certifies more than 80 first responders and provides free health services to hundreds of villagers over a two-week stay.
Competition prepares USC fellow for the rigors of plastic surgery
After retiring from competitive ice dancing at 21, Meghan McCullough opts for the challenges of life in the OR.
Panama summit stokes vision of health equity in the Americas
USC faculty members join the two-day global conference aiming to reduce disparities among millions.
Leaders appointed to champion health, human rights
USC’s Sofia Gruskin will be one of five technical advisers on upcoming work.
Global medicine students share lessons learned overseas
After service in India, Nepal, Denmark and Panama, students discuss their experiences at a USC gathering.
Kicking it: Public health program turns Uganda’s fields into grassy classrooms
Students from USC and Africa teach youngsters about gender roles, hygiene and soccer.
International politics unfold at World Health Assembly
USC public health students enhance their knowledge of global health topics and governance.
USC training launches a new era of air pollution health research in eastern Africa
Lead investigators from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda collaborate with USC and Addis Ababa University to establish a Global Environmental and Occupational Health Hub.
USC leads international plastic surgery simulation training for Operation Smile
Participants work with USC specialists in microsurgery, burn surgery and abdominal reconstruction at Keck School of Medicine.
USC partners with Vietnam political academy in research, collaboration projects
Gould, Price and Keck schools to work with Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics.
USC students compete in cross-campus health challenge
As mock consultants, Trojans focus on cancer prevention in lower-income countries.
USC to partner on air pollution and health study in eastern Africa
It will mark the first time scientists continuously record air pollution data to investigate the health of children in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
World Health Organization report focuses on ties between sexual health, human rights and law
USC’s Sofia Gruskin hopes countries will use the document to ensure the health of everyone ‘without distinction.’
Helping others on a global scale
Grad students educate the people of Cameroon on clean water and proper sanitation.