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:
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.
Bracing for coronavirus, U.S. residents are changing their behavior
A new USC survey offers a snapshot of how coronavirus has changed behavior in America, from stockpiling emergency supplies and food to hygiene.
Certain combinations of cardiovascular drugs may reduce dementia risk
In a first, a USC study has shown that drugs already being used for blood pressure and cholesterol control could provide benefits for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Will Super Tuesday make or break presidential candidates?
USC experts examine the unique aspects of today’s vote — including the fact that, for once, California matters.
The death of a child is a devastatingly common experience for many African mothers
By their late 40s, nearly two-thirds of women in sub-Saharan Africa have lost a child, according to a USC study. Researchers are increasingly recognizing bereavement as a public health threat.
Poll: Biden remains the Democratic favorite among likely voters
The latest USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll shows Joe Biden ahead in both the Democratic primary field and in head-to-head matchups of Democratic candidates against President Donald Trump.
How does your body respond to feelings of moral outrage? Depends on your politics
A new USC study has found that liberals and conservatives feel certain violations of moral concerns like loyalty and purity in different areas of their bodies.
USC 2019 | The USC News headlines you had to share
✌ Year in review: Your favorite stories of the year run the gamut, from a profile of the Class of 2023 to a clue as to why women and men disagree on how warm the office should be.
USC 2019 | Research that makes a difference in health, the environment and more
✌ Year in review: USC scientists are serious about changing the world. Take a look at some of this year’s discoveries that are already positively affecting people’s lives.
Impeachment serves as learning opportunity for students and faculty
As they watch live via the biggest screen on campus, USC professors are using the potential impeachment of President Trump to deepen students’ understanding of history, constitutional law and policy.
Poll: More than 1 in 4 Americans say ‘too soon to tell’ on impeaching Trump
The latest USC Dornsife/L.A. Times poll also finds that, if the House does vote to impeach the president, 45% of Americans support the Senate removing him from office.
New study examines how diet contributes to toxic exposure for pregnant women and children
New research from USC scientists indicates that certain vulnerable groups should not exceed dietary recommendations for foods that frequently contain environmental contaminants.
Researchers investigate why certain brains are more vulnerable to addiction
A new USC study examines how to identify the people most at risk of opioid addiction and how to best treat those already addicted.