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 Immigrant Health Initiative

New Health Initiative Focuses on Immigrants

September 7th, 2015|

A diverse panel of experts from eight USC schools, led by Lihua Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, recently formed a new public health initiative to focus on the health of immigrants in the United States.

The Immigrant Health Initiative (iHi), which received a $25,000

Many unknowns regarding health inequalities among immigrants

September 7th, 2015|

As the Latino and Asian immigrant populations in the U.S. continue to grow, researchers are focusing on addressing health inequities among different groups.

Immigration health is a relatively new focus of research for public health experts and their budding interest comes at a time when the prevalence of chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and high

The Next Immigration Challenge

September 7th, 2015|

THE immigration crisis that has roiled American politics for decades has faded into history. Illegal immigration is shrinking to a trickle, if that, and will likely never return to the peak levels of 2000. Just as important, immigrants who arrived in the 1990s and settled here are assimilating in remarkable and unexpected ways.

Taken together, these

Vega Speaks at First Immigrant Health Initiative Seminar

September 7th, 2015|

Provost Professor William Vega, executive director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC School of Social Work, delivered the inaugural lecture for the Immigrant Health Initiative seminar series on Sept. 29 at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.

Vega is one of the nation’s leading experts on health disparities that affect aging ethnic