Jenesse Miller is a senior communications manager with the USC Price School of Public Policy and a former 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:
Gas stoves ignite a heated climate and health policy debate
Who could have predicted that gas stoves would be the latest hot topic to ignite the nation’s culture wars?
A potential solution to the opioid epidemic: Tell doctors their patients fatally overdosed
The USC team’s study showed that an informational letter from the county medical examiner reduced the number of opioid prescriptions clinicians wrote.
5 things to know about the cost of insulin
More than 9.3 million Americans take insulin; it’s a lifesaver for millions of people. And yet, the drug’s list price more than doubled between 2012 and 2019.
Why climate change has been missing in action from the 2022 midterm election
While the number of Americans concerned about climate change is increasing, other issues like the economy and threats to democracy rank higher for voters, say USC experts.
What makes a healthy city?
Around the world, people are using a USC Price professor’s research to make their cities healthier and more sustainable.
Students explore novel pathway to increase homeownership
USC Price students are recognized for their work on land contracts, legal agreements that allow homebuyers to make payments directly to the seller instead of a bank.
Abandoned rail yard becomes a blank slate of creativity for urban planning students
Students’ capstone projects focus on transforming a downtown property to meet community needs.
USC Price, Viterbi schools prepare military experts to coordinate policy and technology
As the war in Ukraine underscores the need for a multidisciplinary approach to defense, the Executive Global Space and Defense Program couldn’t be more timely.
New ‘Segregation Index’ shows U.S. schools remain highly separated by race, ethnicity and economic status
USC and Stanford researchers say the index — a public resource for tracking segregation — signals an “urgent need” to address rising segregation in large school districts.
‘Like a stick of dynamite’: USC scholars reflect on legacy of 1992 L.A. uprising and police beating of Rodney King
USC experts remember the events that led up to the violence and protests, and consider more recent violence against Blacks including George Floyd and Eric Garner and fatal confrontations between vigilantes and Black citizens.
Wake up and smell the habit: Study finds we overlook the influence of habits — like drinking coffee
Coffee drinking and other daily behaviors are habitual, but people strongly discount the influence of habits when explaining their behavior, USC researchers find.
Senate confirms Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court in historic vote: USC experts react
Political and legal specialists share their thoughts on the first Black woman Supreme Court justice in history.
The Women of Troy: How USC’s female student-athletes are using their voices and making history
As Women’s History Month wraps up and the 50th anniversary of Title IX approaches, USC Athletics’ Julie Rousseau discusses the role of women student-athletes in the fight for equality.
Q&A: COVID shook the scaffolding for working women, exposing need for better family policy
In Dreams of the Overworked, USC Professor Christine Beckman and her co-author examine what it means to live, work and parent in a world of increasing — and increasingly impossible — expectations.
Study finds some of the world’s lowest dementia rates in Amazonian indigenous groups
Research adds to evidence that healthier pre-industrial lifestyles may hold clues to preventing Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
On International Women’s Day, a USC researcher explains intersection of global health and women’s rights
Laura Ferguson believes that attention to human rights can lead to better health. The director of research at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health draws inspiration from women who are pushing for greater equality around the world.
As Women’s History Month begins, USC researchers reflect on women’s achievements and challenges
USC experts highlight the continuing struggle for women’s equal rights and the legacy of the trailblazing women who have transcended gender barriers to contribute to a more perfect — and equal — union.
Study finds older Americans are largely unaware of new Alzheimer’s drug
Among older Americans surveyed in the weeks after FDA approval of aducanumab, few could correctly answer true or false questions about the first new Alzheimer’s drug in decades.
Among young Latino adults, noncitizens are at greater risk of death than naturalized and U.S.-born citizens
Young Latino immigrants have a 40% higher mortality rate than their U.S.-born counterparts, USC research shows.
Black History Month: health, wellness and a generous dose of joy
USC experts examine Black health and wellness, the national theme for Black History Month 2022. It shifts the public mindset to a more positive and mindful perspective.
‘Playing a long game’: How a historian views USC’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
As Black History Month begins, Christopher Manning offers insight as USC’s first chief inclusion and diversity officer.
Hate speech on social media is fueled by users’ shared values and moral concerns
People whose moral beliefs and values align closely with other members of their online communities — including those on social networks Gab and Reddit — are more prone to radicalization, according to USC research.
USC steps up to help LAUSD students by providing teacher scholarships
The USC Rossier School of Education takes on a critical teacher shortage at LAUSD by offering full scholarships for master’s students to work in L.A. public schools.
With the clock ticking on climate disaster, USC experts see ways to respond
Scientists and researchers discuss how humanity will respond to climate change as the 26th U.N. Climate Conference and two weeks of negotiations kick off this week.