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:
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.
Middle-aged Americans report more pain than the elderly
A new USC/Princeton study has found that today’s less-educated Americans experience higher levels of pain than did previous generations.
USC poll: Biden leads on everything but jobs and the economy
The latest USC Dornsife Daybreak Poll reveals 59% of registered voters have an unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump, compared to a 50% favorable rating for Joe Biden.
As fires rage, climate change is back on the election agenda
Will this be the year when American voters make their choice based on climate policy? USC experts examine how extreme weather and wildfires may influence the 2020 election.
How social justice protests could affect the 2020 election
As marches against police brutality and systemic racism continue across the United States, USC experts predict what the responses from Donald Trump and Joe Biden will mean in November.
Postal Service and voting by mail under fire as 2020 election looms
USC experts address President Trump’s unfounded claims that voting by mail leads to fraud while noting genuine issues that the Postal Service must address regarding mail-in ballots.
USC Dornsife launches 2020 election tracking poll; Biden leads by 11 points
This year’s version of USC’s groundbreaking Daybreak Poll will provide three ways to estimate how Americans may vote in the 2020 presidential election.
Political conventions take an unconventional turn thanks to COVID-19
What will the Democratic and Republican national conventions look like during a pandemic? USC experts predict how each party — and the voters — will proceed.
Studies suggest a diet that mimics fasting could boost breast cancer therapy
A USC-led team of international scientists found that a one-two punch of a fasting-mimicking diet with hormone therapy may enhance the effects of breast cancer treatment.
More than 1.2 million Americans have lost a close family member to COVID-19
The price is more than just sadness, notes USC Dornsife’s Emily Smith-Greenaway: Family members might also come away with lasting health and economic consequences themselves.