LaVonna Blair Lewis, Ph.D., MPH, to receive Humanitarian Award

LaVonna Blair Lewis, Ph.D., MPH, to receive Humanitarian Award at the 2019 Dignity Awards Gala by MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity). With dignity and respect, MEND’s mission is to meet immediate needs of individuals and families and increase their access to opportunities that strengthen their capacity to thrive. Dr. Lewis is being recognized for…

An unHappy Meal: how government spending forced reliance on fast food

by Olivia Olson

Those living in poverty are among the victims of a system that renders fast food and other such unhealthy products the only viable options for low-income citizens. From commodity crop subsidies, to federal programs that place fast food in the heart of urban areas, obesity is not “a moral lapse of a brain chemical but the effect of poverty.”

Corn-Fed: Taking stalk of the government’s role in industrialized corn

by Olivia Olson

Not on a cob. Not served with peas. But in your soft drinks, condiments, fast food, and salad dressing. The term ‘corn-fed’ once harkened back to Midwestern children with rosy cheeks, but has taken on a whole new meaning with the pervasiveness of industrialized corn.

Aguila shares data on elderly pensions, effective implementation at OECD conference in Paris

Research from USC Price School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Emma Aguila indicates that monthly disbursements provide greater health benefits. She presented these findings in June at the International Network for Pensions, Aging and Retirement Research (INPARR) Conference on Pensions at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) in Paris.