Zoom screen grab from Atomic Storytelling workshop
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:00am to Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:00am

Back by popular demand, Hollywood, Health & Society organized a storytelling workshop for nuclear and security experts for the second consecutive year, this time a virtual four-day event held in mid-September that included 25 members of the atomic community Zooming in from locations such as t

sustainable development goals logo
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 12:00am

Imagine ending poverty, tackling climate change and reducing global inequality. HH&S proposes to draw on its many partnerships with the entertainment industry and leverage our position within a great research university to spur fulfillment of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

summit meeting at robert wood johnson foundation headquarters
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 2:15pm

Hollywood, Health & Society has joined an ambitious project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help build awareness of how culture and health are connected. It's all part of a larger national initiative to transform health in America.

Morelia film festival panel
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:00am to Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:00am

HH&S, together with the World Bank, presented a series of activities at the 13th annual Morelia Film Festival on effective storytelling to advance public health and pro-social topics.

panel at hollywood and dine event
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:00am

Expo Milano 2015 was the scene of a multimedia event by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center titled "Hollywood and Dine: The Image and Impact of Food in Entertainment."

jennifer cecil leads storytelling workshop
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:00am

Hollywood, Health & Society brought its message of the power of entertainment to one of the most important global health battles, leading an international group of writers and producers to participate in a storytelling workshop and panel discussion at the 2014 World Cancer Congress in Melbourne, Australia.

get conference
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 12:00am to Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:00am

Amid all the talk about DNA, double helixes and genetic variations at the Genomes Environments Traits Conference in Boston was a bit of entertainment industry sizzle, as Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington delivered a featured presentation on inspiring writers and producers to craft storylines that improve health worldwide. The event’s main topic was the frontiers of human biology, specifically personal genome sequencing—the mapping of an individual’s complete set of DNA—which is increasingly being seen as a promising new medical front in the treatment of disease, as well as for preventive health care.