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Dr. Barbara C. Staggers is director of adolescent medicine at Children's Hospital Oakland. She also serves as director of external affairs and community relations. She earned her B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley, her M.D. from UC San Francisco, and a master's in public health (in health education) from UC Berkeley. She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Oakland and her fellowship in adolescent medicine at UCSF. Recipient of numerous national and state honors and awards, Dr. Staggers is a national authority on high-risk youth, urban and minority youth, violence and health care issues of multicultural societies



U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors and a social media consultant to join its team. Learn more about the positions and apply.


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