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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:

Coronavirus survey
Since mid-March, researchers with the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research have surveyed U.S. adults regarding their perceptions and attitudes about coronavirus and its impact on their lives. (Photo/Pixabay)

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.

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.