Thu, Feb 07|
ZYGO—TALE OF TWO CITIES: PUBLIC HEALTH INEQUITIES IN LA
Time & Location
Feb 07, 2019, 12:00 PM
TCC 232, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
About The Event
Los Angeles is a city defined by dichotomies - the East side or the West side, street tacos or Korean barbecue, and the castle-like homes of Ladera Heights or the second-largest homeless population nationally. Nowhere are these differences more apparent than in public health. While Venice is home to some of the most successful bodybuilders in the world, a Google search for “food desert” brings up an image of the iconic Figueroa corridor, directly adjacent to the University of Southern California. Join us for a panel discussion on public health inequities in Los Angeles, featuring two experts in the field.
Dr. Michael Cousineau is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine at USC. His work focuses on health policy and health services and evaluation research, access to care for the low income uninsured, governance and operation of safety-net providers including public hospitals, community-based clinics and health centers; and health needs of vulnerable populations including homeless people.
Dr. Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr is the Medical Director of Urgent Care Center at LAC + USC, one of the largest public hospitals in the USA. She is Medical Director of Jail Health Service. She coordinates expansion of treatment for opioid use disorder as as the Southern California ED Bridge Coordinator, with a sub-specialty in addiction medicine.