USC Price School of Public Policy


Price valedictorian focuses on future in urban planning

May 31, 2017

For 2017 USC Price School of Public Policy valedictorian Griffin Kantz, transportation planning is the area in which he is most passionate. Among his notable research experiences at Price, Kantz – along with nine of his colleagues – compared urban development between Los Angeles and Mexico City. Kantz also spent a year and a half as a student assistant for the METRANS Transportation Center, redesigning the center’s graphics, creating interactive exhibits for the website and leading numerous student-enrichment events.

Rose releases two new books, culmination of 10 years of research

May 30, 2017

Research Professor Adam Rose released two important new books – Defining and Measuring Economic Resilience from a Societal, Environmental and Security Perspective and Economic Consequence Analysis Tool (E-CAT) – which are the culmination of 10 years of research with CREATE and tackle diverse topics. Both volumes are published by Springer.

‘Healthcare reforms are real prescription for American economic growth’

May 22, 2017

The Hill published an op-ed by USC Trustee Leonard D. Schaeffer and Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on Health Policy & Economics on how reforming the health care system can spur economic growth. “A fiscal crisis could lead to blunt cuts in healthcare funding. If the system has not been redesigned, however, we will simply be buying less from the same poorly performing health care delivery system,” they wrote. Schaeffer and Goldman, who are both faculty at the USC Price School, recommend reducing wasteful spending, focusing on prevention instead of treatment and encouraging providers to rein in costs.

Price alum named president of Children’s Hospital Foundation in DC

May 19, 2017

USC Price School of Public Policy Master of Health Administration alumna DeAnn Aston Marshall was recently named the new president of the Children’s Hospital Foundation for Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. In this role, Marshall will lead all philanthropic efforts and development strategy across the organization.

Equal treatment of air travelers comes at a price most seem unwilling to pay

May 19, 2017

USC Price faculty and CREATE Homeland Security Center researcher Heather Rosoff was a co-author of a new study, published in Risk Analysis, examining what U.S. air travelers would pay to ensure everyone is treated equally in aviation security screenings. Most people surveyed did not want to trade off convenience or wait any longer than five minutes more than usual to ensure that all passengers are treated the same. The USC study also found that women were more willing than men to wait longer and to pay more for airport security in exchange for equitable treatment during selective secondary screenings.

Safe Communities Institute completes fourth Public Safety Leadership Program class

May 15, 2017

By Juan Noguera On May 5, the Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy completed its fourth class of the Public Safety Leadership Program (PSLP). The semester-long certificate program, which took place in the spring 2017, consisted of 18 students representing 11 agencies, including law enforcement, corrections, fire, emergency medical services, health and local government. At the conclusion of the course, a reception was held at the USC University Club […]

Price undergrad presents thesis research on gentrification around LA Metro stations

May 11, 2017

Weeks before completing his bachelor of science degree from the USC Price School of Public Policy, David Roachford stood alongside university professors and doctoral students to present his senior thesis on gentrification in neighborhoods surrounding Los Angeles Metro stations at the Urban Affairs Association annual conference in Minneapolis.

USC Price’s Cooper earns prestigious ASPA SoCal award for academic achievement

May 6, 2017

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Terry Cooper was named the recipient of the 2017 Harry Scoville Award for Academic Achievement by the Southern California chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The award is presented to an individual who has made significant contribution to public administration through teaching, research, writing and related activities.

Examining ‘Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking’ 25 years after LA civil unrest

May 5, 2017

Marking the 25th anniversary of the L.A. civil unrest, USC research organizations – including the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and the Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB) at the USC Price School of Public Policy – co-hosted a two-day conference bringing together academics, activists, community members and artists to explore the changes that have taken place in Los Angeles since 1992, as well as the additional work needed to realize a just and inclusive future.