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John Rich is professor and chair of health management and policy at the Drexel University School of Public Health and director of the university’s Center for Nonviolence & Social Justice. He has been a leader in the field of public health, and his work has focused on serving one of the nation’s most ignored and underserved populations --African-American men in urban settings. Dr. Rich is the author of the 2009 book, "Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men." In 2006, he received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

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Dr. Paula Braveman is a professor of family and community medicine at UCSF and director of the university's Center on Social Disparities in Health. A member of the federal Institute of Medicine, she has studied socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in maternal and infant health and health care for two decades. Her work also has focused on developing practical methods for ongoing, policy-oriented monitoring of disparities at local, state and national levels using routine data sources in the U.S. and other countries.

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Laura E. Schreibman is a professor of psychology at UCSD and director/principal investigator of the university's Autism Intervention Research Program, which supports experimental research on the analysis and treatment of autism, emphasizing the development and evaluation of effective parent training interventions. Schreibman is an authority on the experimental analysis and treatment of childhood autism, an area she has researched for more than 30 years at UCSD.


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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