Lecture Archive

Event Archive

CHES Events 


Advancing Health Equity in an Environment of Hate Violence and COVID’s Web of Impact by Mr. Rod Lew, MPH

Date: April 27, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Town Hall 

Date: March 11, 2021 


Analyzing COVID-19’s disproportionate impact across communities by Dr. Michael Hochman, MD, MPH and Dr. Efrain Talamantes, MD, MBA

Date: December 17, 2020

Striving towards equity in American Indian and Alaska Native Health by Dr. Spero M. Manson, PhD

Date: October 12, 2020 

Supporting Patient Health through the Medical Legal Community Partnership Model by Mr. Gerson Sorto, Esq

Date: September 8, 2020 

Co-Design of Services for Health and Reentry (CO-SHARE): Engaging Individuals Returning from Jail and Cross-sector Providers to Improve Community Services by Dr. Peter Mendel, PhD

Date: August 6, 2020


There’s no such thing as a Perfect Parent:” Community-engaged Implementation of Parenting Interventions to Prevent Teen Suicide & Depression. Implications for Health Systems Science and Policy by Joyce Javier, M.D, M.P.H., M.S., Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics

Date: December 3, 2019

Location: Soto Building Room 301


She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and an Attending Physician at AltaMed General Pediatrics. She completed pediatrics residency training and a general academic pediatrics fellowship at Stanford University. She is a general pediatrician and physician scientist whose research over the past 18 years has focused on addressing health disparities among minority immigrant populations. Her most recent studies focus on recruitment of Filipino families in randomized controlled trials and using community partnered participatory research to decrease mental health stigma and preventing adolescent depression and suicide among Filipino youth by partnering with parents and community stakeholders to implement and evaluate evidence-based parenting interventions. 

Age Matters: Health Disparities in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer by Kimberly Miller, Ph.D, M.P.H., Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine

Date: November 18, 2019

Location: Soto Building Room 301

Description: Kimberly Miller, PhD, MPH is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC where her work focuses on cancer control, prevention and survivorship among children, adolescents and young adults. Her research interests include quality of life, the provision of supportive care in oncology, and health care utilization among young adult cancer survivors. Dr. Miller is co-director, with Drs. David Freyer and Joel Milam, of the USC Center for Young Adult Cancer Survivorship, an interdisciplinary research collaborative comprising over 25 USC faculty members and research affiliates.

CHES Retreat 

Date: August 1, 2019 

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CHES Community Tour & Opinion Leaders Luncheon 

Date: June 10, 2019

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Assessing the potential health equity impacts of cannabis regulation in Los Angeles County by Will Nicholas, Ph.D, M.P.H., M.A. Director, Center for Health Impact Evaluation, LA County Department of Public Health

Date: April 29, 2019

Location: Soto Building Room 301

Description: In 2015 Will Nicholas joined the LA County Department of Public Health (DPH), where he directs the Center for Health Impact Evaluation Center (CHIE). In that role he has authored Three Health Impact Assessments (HIAs): one on a local affordbale housing ballot measure (Measure JJJ), one on a local homeless services ballot initiative (Measure H) and another on the City of LA’s Mobility Plan 2035. He is currently leading an HIA on cannabis regulation in LACounty. 


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Ending homelessness in Los Angeles: Achieving equity in housing and health. 

Date: March 28, 2019

Location: Montgomery Ross Fisher Building. 

Description: Panel with Ricky N. Bluthenthal, Ph.D., Gary Blasi, MA, Suzanne L. Wenzel, Ph.D., Michael Cousineau, DPH. 

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The Progress Toward Achieving Health Equity: New Systems Direction in Health Care and Public Health with the Community Health Worker Model by Hector Balcazar, PhD, MS. Dean, College of Science and Health Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Date: February 25, 2019

Location: Norris Research Tower (NRT) Room 7409. 

Description: Dr. Balcazar has extensive experience as a leader in public health education, research, service and community outreach. He is a bicultural public health scientist who has conducted numerous studies of Latino birth outcomes, acculturation and health related behaviors, cardiovascular disease prevention programs in Latinos, and border health. Most recent among many honors and awards was his selection to receive the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Academic Leader of the Year award. From 2003-2013, Dr. Balcazar served as the Co-Director of the Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center, an NIH funded initiative in collaboration with the College of Health Sciences and School of Nursing of the University of Texas at El Paso. He has served as reviewer and editorial board member for a number of scientific journals, and served as Chair of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health from 2008-2011. He is currently the Dean at the College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.


The Health of the Foreign-Born in the United States: Advantages and Disadvantages by Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz. Epidemiologist, Migrant Health Specialist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, SDSU Graduate School of Public Health

Date: November 6, 2018 from 12-1p.m.

Location: Soto Street Building, (SSB) Room 114, USC Health Sciences Campus


Description: Dr. Rodriguez-Lainz PhD, DVM, MPVM, is a Migrant Health Specialist for the CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine. His main responsibilities include acting as a liaison, coordinator, planner and project lead for domestic migrant health activities. Prior to joining the CDC, Dr. Rodriguez was the senior epidemiologist for the California Office of Binational Border Health, California Department of Public Health. He has extensive experience in coordinating cross-border surveillance and public health projects between California, Mexican and Latin America. Dr. Rodriguez has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California at Davis. He has coauthored many peer-reviewed publications and several border and migrant health reports. He also teaches courses on migrant health, global surveillance and international epidemiology at SDSU Graduate School of Public Health.

Medicines and Development in Rural India: A spirit of partnership in Community Service  presented by Dr. Sujit Kumar Brahmochary

Date: September 18, 2018 from 3-5p.m.

Location: Soto Street Building, SSB Room 301, USC Health Science Campus


Description: Dr. Sujit Kumar Brahmochary is the founder of The Institute for Indian Mother and Child (IIMC) which provides medical and other assistances to thousands of patients living in impoverished rural India. After receiving
his medical degree from the prestigious Calcutta Medical College with a specialty in pediatrics, Dr. Brahmochary worked for two years alongside
Mother Teresa at the Missionaries of Charity as the Medical In-Charge at Sishu Bhwan. This invaluable experience led Dr. Brahmochary to dedicate his life to helping families living in the rural areas of West Bengal who had no access to a doctor or health care. Today, IIMC provides education, health care and housing to more than 300,000 families each year. Dr. Brahmochary continues to be passionate about justice, education, health, equality, freedom and the eradication of poverty in India.

Community Scholars Collaborative on Health Equity (CHES) Open House

Date: Friday, August 31, 2018. 4:30-6:30p.m.

Location: University Park Village Community. 3015 S. Hoover Street, Bldg 1-189 Los Angeles, CA 90007