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:
Dropping fat and calories to simulate fasting helps mice live a longer life
USC researchers are digging into the underexplored effects and benefits of short, periodic cycles of fasting on obesity and heart health.
Food insecurity returns to pre-pandemic levels, but more than 1 in 10 Angelenos are still struggling
Nearly 1 million Los Angeles County residents are still food insecure, according to a new report spearheaded by USC Dornsife’s Public Exchange.
Social safety net can become a web for low-income L.A. families who start to earn more
USC researchers say increased transparency and more robust benefits for low-income families are needed — particularly when it comes to housing — even after their wages go up to help avoid “plateaus” and “cliffs.”
New USC Price dean shares how better policies can transform people’s lives
“I want to see them change the world for the better,” says Dana Goldman, who on Tuesday will be installed as head of the public policy school.
USC studies show that clean air matters for a healthy brain
Researchers say their studies on air pollution and cognitive decline — one involving humans and one with mice — provide evidence that cleaner air may reduce risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
USC professor records the Latinx voices missing from the COVID conversation
Laura Isabel Serna is committed to making sure that Latinx stories become part of the pandemic’s historical record.
Will Californians recall their governor? Election on Sept. 14 will decide
It’s just the second gubernatorial recall vote in state history; 18 years ago voters ousted Gray Davis and seated Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Back to school: Educators and families confront learning loss and mental health challenges
USC experts offer insight into the complications teachers and students may face upon returning to the classroom full time.
Tokyo Olympics take center stage amid global uncertainty
After a one-year delay due to COVID-19, the Tokyo Olympics kicked off last week. USC experts discuss the Games’ public perception and possible health ramifications for their host city.
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.