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:
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.
COVID-19 has hit women hard, especially working mothers
According to USC’s ongoing coronavirus survey, job losses, additional child care duties and mental distress have all disproportionately affected women since the start of the pandemic.
As Juneteenth approaches, USC experts examine the persistence of racism and resistance
This year, the celebration of emancipation comes amid protests that beg the question: How far has America really come since 1865?
USC experts discuss Supreme Court ruling on LGBT workers
Monday’s landmark decision could extend protections to others, as well.
COVID-19-fueled anxiety and depression peaked in early April, then declined
The latest data from USC Dornsife’s ongoing coronavirus survey reveal that rates of mental distress rose primarily during the early days of the pandemic due to both financial and health concerns.
Top-two and open primary elections produce less extreme lawmakers
A USC study found that changes to U.S. electoral institutions may be the best way to lessen legislative gridlock and partisan politics in Congress.
Fasting plus vitamin C proves effective for hard-to-treat cancers
A USC study found that a combination of a fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C delayed tumor progression and even caused disease regression in mice.
How are religious groups responding to the coronavirus pandemic?
As the faithful celebrate Passover and Easter from home, a USC expert on religion and media describes how spiritual institutions are adapting in response to COVID-19.
USC social work professor shares televised advice amid coronavirus fear
To help people in this time of need, Ruth White of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is offering up stress management tips on Bay Area television.
Millions of Americans could lose a parent or grandparent to COVID-19
A new USC analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic attempts to assess the tsunami of grief that will rise in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How parents can talk to their kids about COVID-19
From taking their fears seriously to finding new ways to be active together, USC experts offer insight into how parents can help their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.