Jessica Y. Ho will explore the impact of the opioid epidemic on older adults, and Andrei Irimia will examine risk of cognitive decline after concussions.
Archive: June 2020
Humanitarian Tyler Evans '02 has responded to disease outbreaks around the globe and is now the chief medical officer overseeing the COVID-19 response for the New York City Department of Emergency Management.
Associate Professor John Walsh shares the tips he’s learned over the years that can help even novice instructors improve their teaching both online and off.
For many Americans, the extension or end of social distancing measures may mean the start of another challenging chapter, says Assistant Professor Reggie Tucker-Seeley.
Members of the USC Student Gerontology Association and the USC chapter of the service group Glamour Gals are connecting with older adults across the country.
Next Ave published an essay by Paul Irving, distinguished scholar in residence at the USC Leonard Davis School, on seven ways to find purpose during the pandemic. "In this moment, as we face physical isolation, financial loss and threatened health, finding purpose may actually save lives," he wrote.
In general, most countries are experiencing the highest death rates from COVID-19 at the older ages (e.g., 85+) and for men, say USC Leonard Davis demography experts.
Based on epidemiological data from Italian and Chinese cases of COVID-19, the disease disproportionately affects older people and has the highest death toll in men (~75% of reported deaths).
Using technological solutions to help people stay connected could improve well-being in some people, says Eileen Crimmins, University Professor and AARP Professor of Gerontology.