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:
Latinos are more likely to die from COVID-19, underlining racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes
Though the study of racially diverse Medicaid patients indicated disproportionate risk among Latinos, USC researchers say it can’t be explained by higher rates of poverty or underlying health factors like obesity.
USC researchers share discoveries on Alzheimer’s disease and discuss strategies to fight the illness
A newly approved yet controversial drug, in particular, brings both hope and challenges for patients and clinicians.
Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery and the continuing struggle for liberty and justice
As Juneteenth becomes a federal holiday, USC experts examine the steps America has taken toward reckoning with the legacy of slavery and institutionalized racism.
How a national police misconduct registry can help rebuild trust in law enforcement
Erroll Southers, USC professor and co-founder of the LEWIS Registry, explains why a comprehensive catalog of fired police officers could repair relationships between cops and the communities they serve.
Amazon indigenous group’s lifestyle may hold a key to slowing aging
Despite high levels of inflammation, the Tsimane people in Bolivia are unique for their healthy brains that age more slowly, a USC study finds.
When Medicare chips in on hepatitis C treatment for Medicaid patients, everyone wins
Joint Medicaid-Medicare coverage of lifesaving medications for the hepatitis C virus would save $1 billion over 25 years, a USC study finds.
Founded as the pandemic hit, a new center brings together experts on the changing family
Darby Saxbe, founder of the Center for the Changing Family at USC Dornsife, shares why the era of COVID-19 is the perfect time to focus on families, stress and health.
Brain changes following traumatic brain injury share similarities with Alzheimer’s disease
Using MRIs and machine learning, USC researchers mapped comparable degenerative changes in both gray and white matter of the brain.
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.
Potential Alzheimer’s disease treatments could lead to significant state Medicaid savings
New disease-modifying treatments would help Medicaid avoid paying $186 billion from 2021 to 2040, a new USC study has found.
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.