Emily Gersema is a senior communications specialist with the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Before joining USC, she worked as a media strategy and social media consultant, and was an investigative journalist.
Stories by Emily Gersema:
USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll: Trump supporters remain optimistic
A few weeks before the president’s 100th day in the White House, the poll asked Americans to rate his presidency and their trust of the media.
Social upheaval in America: Why so many working-class whites are dying in midlife
USC Presidential Professor Angus Deaton and his colleague look at the rising trend of deaths from drug overdose, alcohol-related disease and suicide.
White families with children are drawn to less diverse neighborhoods, schools
A lack of diversity could affect the development of racial attitudes, future education and employment, USC study finds.
Pharmacists with greater role curtail repeat hospital visits, study finds
USC-led study is part of a growing body of research indicating that an expansion of pharmacists’ roles is a potential solution.
Mood and food: Some things to think about when raiding the fridge
Researchers find a way to track how you feel when it’s time for a meal.
What is next for the Affordable Care Act?
As Congress and the president consider repealing ‘Obamacare,’ USC experts weigh in.
Scientifically designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases
A randomized trial shows cycles of a five-day fasting diet designed by a USC researcher safely reduces the risk factors for age-related diseases.
Attack on an airline or airport could cost the economy billions in losses
The costs, measured in terms of U.S. Gross Domestic Product, begin with less airline travel.
Minorities, Latino immigrants face the greatest risk of workplace injuries
Disparities in economic opportunities leads minorities to take more hazardous jobs, USC study finds.
David Cameron, former British prime minister, speaks at Bovard
In appearance as part of the USC President’s Distinguished Lecture series, the former leader remains an optimist.
Growth-stunting gene may spare people from dementia
USC study indicates that a genetic mutation in a subset of South Americans may help them avoid Alzheimer’s disease.
Privatized version of Medicare saves more money than traditional fee-for-service
Medicare Advantage costs less and improves patient outcomes, according to a USC-led study.
Year in review: From labs to papers to rehab units, science and research range from weird to wonderful
USC 2016 | A stem cell miracle and a fish with arthritis, fake news and ‘the ultimate Pokémon’ — you won’t believe what USC experts are discovering.
Caring for special-needs children at home brings high cost
USC-led study finds that home care is beneficial for the children, but it comes at great cost to family members or guardians.
Which brain networks respond when someone sticks to a belief?
When political beliefs are challenged, a person’s brain becomes active in areas that govern personal identity and emotional responses to threats, USC researchers find.
More parents taking on child’s college debt — and putting themselves at financial risk
Paying loans can drain the parents’ nest egg, according to USC and University of South Carolina researchers.
Cholesterol-fighting drugs lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease
The incidence of Alzheimer’s was reduced for beneficiaries frequently prescribed statins (high users), compared to low users, researchers find.
Squeezing life from DNA’s double helix
USC scientists find DNA replication begins when the double helix melts.
USC center leads multi-university effort to solve transportation issues
The university receives a federal grant to head a regional research effort that addresses challenges with transportation technology.
Takeaways from the transformation of South Los Angeles
USC Dornsife report examines the area’s evolving identity and the coalitions that are leading social, economic and political improvements in the area.
Male vs. female stress responses may explain sex differences in diseases
The finding by USC researchers may explain how Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s affect men and women.
An aspirin a day extends life, prevents heart attacks for certain older Americans, USC study finds
The daily regimen by older patients shows multiple health benefits and a reduction in health care spending, according to researchers.
How the election affected society and communication across America
Panelists at ‘Hindsight 2016’ look at the influence of social media, the national expression of anger and what it all may mean going forward.
California millennial voters strongly support key ballot measures
In the latest USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll, younger voters favor legalization of recreational marijuana and banning possession of high-capacity ammo.