Sofia Gruskin directs the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH). She is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Chief of the Disease Prevention, Policy and Global Health Division at the Keck School of Medicine, Professor of Law and Preventive Medicine at the Gould School of Law, and an affiliate faculty member with the Spatial Sciences Institute at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Within USC, she is highly engaged in university service, including serving as a member of the USC Academic Senate Executive Board, and primary convener of the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration. A pioneer in bringing together multi-disciplinary approaches to global health, Gruskin’s work, which ranges from global policy to the grassroots level, has been instrumental in developing the conceptual, methodological and empirical links between health and human rights, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, child and adolescent health, gender-based violence, non-communicable disease and health systems. Current research partners include the LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of International Affairs, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Open Society Foundations, Global Action for Trans Equality, and local organizations and universities in Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa and Vietnam.
Sofia Gruskin will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Localizing the SDGs and Creating More Just and Equitable Communities