USC Price School of Public Policy


Doctors need a nudge to reduce antibiotic prescriptions, USC-led study finds

October 11, 2017

Low-cost approaches that nudge physicians to reduce unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics could have a significant impact if clinics adopt them for the long term, a USC-led study finds. A study published Oct. 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that indeed, some clinicians may slip into bad prescription habits without a strategic nudge to motivate them. USC Price Associate Professor Jason Doctor, director of informatics at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, was a corresponding author of the recent study.

Lakdawalla on ACA rollback

October 11, 2017

The Street quoted Darius Lakdawalla, Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation at USC Price, on how consumers and patients will suffer due to President Donald Trump rolling back Affordable Care Act regulations.

Suro on anti-immigrant policies from the 90’s to today

October 10, 2017

The New York Times quoted Roberto Suro, USC Price professor and director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, about the rise of anti-immigrant policies and sentiment during the 1990s and how similar arguments against immigrants are being used today.

Giuliano’s research on Long Beach’s PierPass cited

October 10, 2017

The Long Beach Business Journal highlighted research by Genevieve Giuliano, of the USC Price School’s METRANS Transportation Center, on the effectiveness of Long Beach’s PierPass in mitigating traffic.

Southers on Las Vegas shooter, social media

October 9, 2017

The New York Times  (in an Associated Press story) quoted Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute, on why it is likely intentional that the Las Vegas shooter did not have a social media footprint. 

Panel Conversation Recap: ‘Women, Leadership, and Public Service’

October 5, 2017

Panel speakers, from left: Mona Pasquil Rogers, Anne Neville, Carolyn Coleman and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (Photo by Brandon Manning) More photos available on Flickr » By Richard Hill On Aug. 21, the Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento hosted a panel discussion on “Women, Leadership, and Public Service” at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento, CA. More than 100 guests attended the event, which was held in collaboration with the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, […]

Southers quoted on protecting high capacity venues

October 4, 2017

The Orange County Register quoted Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute at USC Price, on how large outdoor events can better protect attendees from mass shootings or other incidents.

Southers on vulnerability of outdoor venues

October 4, 2017

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Erroll Southers, Director of the Safe Communities Institute at USC Price, on how large outdoor events can better protect attendees from mass shootings or other incidents.

From equity to work-life balance, women real estate leaders open up about overcoming challenges

October 3, 2017

It’s no secret that the real estate business, presently, is a male-dominated environment. However, the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Women in Real Estate Luncheon featured a panel of leaders who are breaking that trend. With nearly 100 women pursuing real estate degrees and a strong network of female alumni and professionals, USC Price convened a candid discussion about everything from equal pay to work-life balance.

CED awarded federal grant to bolster aerospace, defense economy in LA

October 3, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded an $875,000 grant to the USC Center for Economic Development (CED) at the Price School of Public Policy. The funding will allow CED to assist economically distressed areas in Southern California and develop strategies to promote the growth and sustainability of aviation and advanced manufacturing in aerospace and defense.

Afghan, Turkish officials meet with SCI to examine homegrown extremism

October 3, 2017

The Safe Communities Institute at USC Price has hosted representatives from more than 50 countries over the past two years to engage in dialogue around countering violent extremism with Professor Erroll Southers, as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Program. However, SCI’s most recent meetings were very unique. Turkey and Afghanistan experience a level of violent extremism that even Southers, a former FBI special agent, had difficulty imagining having to address.

Students map out ways to make L.A. a friendly place for the elderly

September 30, 2017

Which bus stops have benches? What is my emergency evacuation plan? Where are free flu shots offered? Students in the new class “Age-Friendly L.A.,” a Wicked Problems Practicum sponsored by USC Provost Michael Quick, aim to provide answers to these questions and others in the hopes of making Los Angeles a better place to grow old. Using interactive maps, they’re developing a website and mobile app to tell layered stories about aging in Los Angeles that can serve as a resource for community leaders and residents. The course includes students and faculty from the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Dean’s Message: Helping After Disaster

September 26, 2017

Click here for disaster relief efforts and resources » “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” — Isabel Allende Dear Price Community: With so many global challenges facing the world on a multitude of fronts, it is easy to become overwhelmed and lose […]