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Graduation Year


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Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Second Department

Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture

Reader 1

Marina Pérez de Mendiola

Reader 2

Pete Chandrangsu

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This thesis aims to use community knowledge to inform clinical street treatment of Hepatitis C and to unpack the intersections of social systems within the realms of Street Medicine and healthcare for the unsheltered unhoused population. During the summer of 2023, 15 qualitative interviews were conducted with patients of the USC Keck School of Medicine Department of Street Medicine who received treatment for Hepatitis C infections. Using grounded theory analysis, participant responses were analyzed to identify key concepts and ideas from interview transcripts. Core themes fell into the following categories: how treatment affected patients’ lives, facilitators and barriers to treatment, and the importance of communication surrounding Hepatitis C. Findings have important implications in guiding clinical practice of the treatment of Hepatitis C on the street and demonstrate the unique values of the Street Medicine healthcare delivery model.