USC News

Menu Search

Jenesse Miller

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:

cardiovascular drugs reduce dementia risk
Though there are no drugs that can treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, even small delays in onset that have been linked to statins and other blood pressure medicines can dramatically reduce the burden dementia on patients, caregivers and the health system as a whole. (Photo/iStock)

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.

child loss USC study
A recent study found that the burden of bereavement after the death of a child is much greater than previously thought, opening the door to new conversations on global inequality. (Illustration/Gabriela Froehlich, Shutterstock)

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.

LAT dornsife poll elections
Key findings from the national poll show Joe Biden ahead in both the Democratic primary field and in head-to-head matchups of Democratic candidates against President Donald Trump. The poll also gauges voters’ feelings about the Democratic race. (Illustration/Letty Avila, iStock)

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.

Faculty symposium: David Armstrong
David Armstrong gives a presentation at the Health Sciences Campus faculty symposium, titled “Eliminating Amputations in People with Diabetes: A Merger of Next-Gen Team, Technology and Tenacity.” (USC Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

Research symposiums showcase faculty’s interdisciplinary approach to serving the public good

As part of the inauguration of Carol L. Folt, two faculty symposiums highlight innovations, discoveries and potential solutions to the world’s problems.

Alzheimer‘s environmental risk factors
USC researchers are looking at the importance of environmental factors in developing Alzheimer's, in particular how they relate to with people who carry genes that increase the risk of Alzheimer‘s disease. (Illustration/iStock)

Scientists propose new approach to Alzheimer’s research to address environmental risks

USC and Duke researchers propose the Alzheimer’s Disease Exposome to address gaps in understanding how environmental factors interact with genetics to increase or reduce risk for the disease.