Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Immigrant Health Initiative

Short films touch on health, culture and immigration

August 22nd, 2014|

Three documentaries reveal the challenges faced by Trojans and their families
A new mini-documentary series highlighting immigrant families’ experiences and health challenges puts faces and stories to under-studied health issues.

Produced by the USC Immigrant Health Initiative (iHi) and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the three short films illustrate the interplay between immigration, culture and health, exposing

Health inequalities among immigrants is topic of discussion at iHi event

November 9th, 2012|

University of Washington sociologist David Takeuchi spoke about old and new health inequalities among immigrants at an event hosted by USC’s Immigrant Health Initiative. KPCC provided coverage of Takeuchi’s speech.

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USC professor pens New York Times editorial about the next immigration challenge

September 7th, 2012|

Dowell Myers, USC professor and director of Population Dynamics Research Group, at the Sol Price School of Public Policy wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times about the need to shift from an “immigration policy” to an “immigrant policy.” Myers writes about the benefits of investing in programs that help immigrants assimilate.

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New Health Initiative Focuses on Immigrants

September 7th, 2011|

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

Vega Speaks at First Immigrant Health Initiative Seminar

September 7th, 2011|

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