USC Price School of Public Policy

Sylvia Drew Ivie

MHA Faculty:

Sylvia Drew Ivie

Sylvia Drew Ivie is an adjunct professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She brings extensive health care, and civil rights experience to USC. She was recently appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as Vice Chair of the City Civil Service Commission.

Recently, Professor Ivie served on a Centers for Disease Control Blue Ribbon Panel on evaluating efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care. As Executive Director of T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Clinic, a non-profit primary health care facility in Los Angeles, she served African-American, Latino, and Asian Pacific Islander patients and their families. Prior to her work at T.H.E. Clinic, Professor Ivie worked on health policy analysis and advocated reform by practicing poverty and civil rights law with the National Law Program in Los Angeles, the U.S. Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., and with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in New York.

Professor Ivie received a bachelor of arts in history and political science from Vassar College, and a law degree from Howard Law School.