Jenesse Miller is a media relations specialist with USC University Communications. She previously worked in communications for health and environment organizations, and earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.
Stories by Jenesse Miller:
As many as 43,000 U.S. children have lost a parent to COVID-19
The pandemic has led to a massive 20% increase in parental loss compared to a typical year, USC research shows.
News media still pressing the mute button on women’s sports
A 30-year USC/Purdue study finds that television news and ESPN’s SportsCenter continue to ignore women’s sports — and online media coverage isn’t much better.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a wave of anti-Asian violence has risen
USC experts discuss the recent murders in Atlanta, a surge in violence against people of Asian descent throughout America and what can be done about it.
A year into the pandemic, mothers and children are still struggling
Hundreds of thousands of women have left the workforce. Many kids continue to lack the resources for distance learning. USC experts outline the problems exposed by COVID-19 and propose long-term solutions.
Life expectancy declines for Americans without a four-year college degree
Even before the pandemic, adults with a bachelor’s degree were living approximately three years longer than adults without one, according to a USC-Princeton study.
Education is a bigger factor than race in desire for COVID-19 vaccine
Results from a new USC Dornsife study show that U.S. adults with higher education are significantly more likely to get a COVID-19 vaccination and to believe in the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.
Risk factors for opioid relapse differ between men and women
Multiple substance use disorders were deemed a serious risk factor for men, while women who relapsed tended to suffer from withdrawal symptoms and depression, a USC study has found.
It’s Black History Month, but do Black families feel like celebrating?
Pastor and community leader Najuma Smith-Pollard — a program manager at USC’s Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement — knows firsthand how Black families are suffering. The pandemic is just part of it.
This Black History Month, better understand the role of the Black family
USC experts weigh in on the Black family, which has been “reverenced, stereotyped and vilified from the days of slavery to our own time,” according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. during a moment of racial reckoning
USC experts examine the civil rights leader’s life and legacy amid protests for racial justice and riots aimed at disrupting democracy.
The inauguration of Joe Biden: Can he bring together a fractured America?
With COVID-19 spreading, unemployment rising and insurrection in our nation’s capital, the 46th president will have his work cut out for him. USC experts examine the many challenges Biden will face.
COVID-19 reduced U.S. life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations
Americans’ life expectancy at birth is projected to shorten by 1.13 years, the largest single-year decline in at least four decades, according to USC researchers.
Even before the pandemic, struggling L.A. renters cut back on food, clothes and transportation
Researchers with the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation say that rent-burdened households’ spending cutbacks have become semi-permanent changes, impacting their quality of life.
How can we fix democracy? USC students embrace expert advice from around the country
When his USC Dornsife class on political reform had to move online, Christian Grose arranged for exclusive guest speakers, including Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.
Many employees feel underappreciated at work and would like a ‘thank you’ more often
Most workers — regardless of age or gender — would also prefer to receive written thanks and find them more meaningful than public praise, a new USC study has shown.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine announcement sparks hope, along with questions about next steps
The drugmaker says its vaccine is more than 90% effective. How did they do it? What does that mean for other vaccines in development? USC experts weigh in.
California voters want a ‘fresh and new voice’ in the U.S. Senate
With Kamala Harris poised to become vice president, almost half of California voters want someone with no experience in Washington or Sacramento to fill the Senate vacancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute’s latest poll finds.
Final USC Dornsife Daybreak Poll reveals stable presidential race; Biden leads Trump by 10 points
Six out of 10 women voters say they will vote for Biden, and voters without a college degree are split between Biden and Trump. The president has lost ground among these groups and others since 2016.
USC’s Center for Inclusive Democracy helps voters and officials during the 2020 election
Projects will help L.A. County tally votes and assist county election offices in 10 states with the placement of voting locations.
Health care and COVID-19 top voter concerns as 2020 election begins
Will Congress eliminate surprise medical bills? Who will be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? USC experts examine pressing health issues amid the 2020 election.
One-third of young people in low- and middle-income countries have lost a sibling
USC researchers studying sibling bereavement in 43 countries note that such deaths raise risk factors for health and social issues in the surviving children.
Despite economic recovery, housing challenges persist in L.A. and California
A new USC analysis of the Los Angeles and Golden State economies shows that rental affordability, homeownership and certain other indicators never fully rebounded from the Great Recession.
L.A. communities of color rely on police yet are stopped and arrested at higher rates
A new USC report found evidence of overpolicing along with a steady increase in 911 calls by community members to law enforcement agencies over much of the past decade.
What to make of the fight over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court replacement
A lot remains unclear about the brewing battle — from the timing and how it might help or hurt the presidential candidates, to whether it will galvanize voters motivated by issues like abortion, religious freedom and health care. USC experts weigh in.