USC Price School of Public Policy

David Sloane


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Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in History

Syracuse University


Urban history, community health planning, health disparaties, cultural landscapes

Biographical sketch

David Sloane, Ph.D., teaches courses in urban planning, policy, and history, and community health planning and policy. His research examines the urban planning and public health, American, health disparities and community development, neighborhood dynamics of public safety and crime, and public and private commemoration. He is currently engaged in research projects regarding the role of resource environments in health disparities in cardiovascular disease and diabetes among African Americans, changing styles of commemoration in post-Vietnam America, civil gang injunctions and public safety, and a social assessment of Hollywood, California. He authored, The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History (1991) and co-authored, Medicine Moves to the Mall (2003), as well articles and book chapters on related research topics. He has served on the board of advisors to the Journal of the American Planning Association and as a director of the Vernacular Architecture Forum. He currently serves as moderator for the Medicine and Public Health Work Group sponsored by the Huntington-USC Institute for the Study of California and the West.

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