Call the mother-child syphilis crisis what it is: A public health emergency

Congenital syphilis cases, where syphilis transfers to an unborn child during pregnancy, have risen by over 1,000 percent to 3,761 cases in 2022 from 334 in 2012. Because congenital syphilis is readily preventable with a $10 blood test and a shot of penicillin, each case represents a failed public health system. 

2023 TGI Health Summit​

2023 TGI Health Summit The 2023 Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Intersex (TGI) Health Summit took place on November 2, 2023, at the Village At Ed Gould Plaza in Los Angeles. This collaborative event was organized by the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, REACH LA, the Trans* Lounge program at the LA LGBT Center, and […]

Gilbert Orta Portillo’s mHealth Interview

Gilbert Orta Portillo’s mHealth Interview Gilbert Orta Portillo has earned a prominent place in mHealth’s Outstanding Authors section. In this interview, Gilbert delves into his research passion and significant contributions to the ever-evolving realm of mobile health. To view his publication , please follow this link:   Gilbert is currently a PhD student at […]

Midnight Mission Volunteering

​Midnight Mission Volunteering What is The Midnight Mission? Non-profit organization on Skid Row Primarily serves homeless and near-homeless populations Provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner 800-1000 people are served lunch daily! Also, provides drug & alcohol recovery services, “safe sleep” programs, educational training, & family housing! The Klausner Research Group has collaborated with this organization, furthering […]

The Los Angeles Times Quotes Our Published Research​

The Los Angeles Times Quotes Our Published Research​ On January 22nd, 2023, Emily A. Reyes quoted our published research in her Los Angeles Times article, “Fewer Medi-Cal patients got crucial treatment for hepatitis C amid pandemic” Our student researcher, Cassidy Hernandez-Tamayo, MPH is first author on this research letter, titled “COVID-19 Pandemic Associated Declines and Subsequent […]

Dr. Babalola’s Lecture on Global Health Research at Azusa Pacific University

Dr. Babalola’s Lecture on Global Health Research at Azusa Pacific University On Wednesday, Oct 19th, 2022, Dr. Chibuzor Babalola was invited by Dr. Koy Parada at Azusa Pacific University to give a guest lecture to her senior nursing students. Dr. Babalola discussed valuable lessons learned in global health research, shared her personal experiences and presented our research […]

APHA 2022 Annual Meeting

APHA 2022 Annual Meeting The Klausner Research Group was represented at the APHA 2022 Annual Meeting hosted in Boston, MA in early November, 2022. Team members, Cassidy Hernandez-Tamayo and Jillian Max presented their research on SARS COV-2. Cassidy’s Abstract Association between SARS-CoV-2 Disease Rates and Social Vulnerability Index Themes in Hawaiʻi   Jillian’s Abstract Evaluation of a SARS-CoV-2 […]