Knowledge in Action

USC Price researchers routinely put their knowledge into action, engaging with decision makers at the international, national, state, and local levels.

USC Price School of Public Policy faculty are distinguished scholars and professionals who share a deep and abiding commitment to research and teaching. Their diverse academic backgrounds include economics, international relations, urban planning, organizational behavior, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, public policy, sociology, and social ethics.

“At the Price School, we believe that faculty should strive to conduct high-impact research that advances knowledge and contributes to discourse on critical challenges facing society,”

Neeraj Sood
USC Price Vice Dean for Research

“I had access to world-renowned faculty members in health policy and economics. I had a lot of people to go to with my questions and ideas, and I got to see the [beginning-to-end] process of research in academia in a hands-on way, with a group of people who were really supportive.”

Sarah Axeen PhD ’16
Researcher at the USC Schaeffer Center and assistant professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Price Faculty

NamePositionExpertiseRelated Tags
Ali E. AbbasProfessor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public Policy
Director, Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making (DECIDE)
Decision analysis, risk analysis, multi-attribute utility theory, information theory, Bayesian analysis, and data-based decision making
Emma AguilaAssistant ProfessorEconomics of aging, health economics, and applied econometrics
Tridib BanerjeeProfessor
James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning
Urban design, comparative urbanism, urban sprawl, developing world urbanization, planning theory
Christine M. BeckmanVisiting ProfessorSocial innovation and inequality, organizational learning and interorganizational networks, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, technology and work, organizational control
Antonio M. BentoProfessor
Director, USC Center for Sustainability Solutions
Environmental and energy economics, urban economics, public economics, transportation policy, climate policy, environmental regulation
Tara BlancAssociate Professor (Teaching)Civic engagement, leadership, public service ethics, political behavior
Marlon BoarnetProfessor
Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
Transportation, travel behavior, urban growth patterns, regional science, urban economics
Mary Lynne BoornAssociate Professor (Teaching)Principles of real estate, real estate finance, real estate development
Alice ChenAssistant ProfessorHealth economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics
Terry L. CooperProfessor
The Maria B. Crutcher Professor in Citizenship and Democratic Values
Administrative ethics, administrative theory, citizen participation, neighborhood organizations, role of citizens
Elizabeth Currid-HalkettProfessor
James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning
Economic development, cultural economy, social networks, urban growth, economic geography
Phil DaltonProfessor of the Practice of Health Management and PolicyHealth policy and management, national health care delivery
Jorge De la RocaAssistant ProfessorUrban economics, labor economics, economic geography, urban migration
Janet DenhardtChester A. Newland Professor of Public AdministrationOrganizational behavior, leadership, citizen engagement, governance
Jason DoctorAssociate Professor
Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
Director of Health Informatics, USC Schaeffer Center
Physician behavior and psychology, behavioral economics and health, patient choice and decision making, health policy and implementation, treatment preferences, prescriptions, health informatics
Kathleen M. DohertyAssistant ProfessorAmerican political institutions, bureaucratic delegation, administrative expertise, political and judicial oversight of the bureaucracy, public policy, pharmaceutical drug policy
Nicolas DuquetteAssistant ProfessorNonprofit economics, public finance, economic history
Nicole E. EsparzaAssociate ProfessorNonprofit organizations, networks, philanthropy, and urban inequality
Jonathan EyerResearch Assistant ProfessorEnvironmental economics, energy economics, natural disasters, applied econometrics
Liz FallettaAssociate Professor (Teaching)Architecture, urban design, design criticism
James M. FerrisProfessor
Emery Evans Olson Chair in Non-Profit Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
Director, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy
Philanthropy, nonprofit economics, public finance, public policy, institutional analysis
Carol J. GeffnerProfessor of the Practice of Governance, Management and Policy
Director, Executive Master of Leadership
Strategy, executive leadership, transformation and change
Paul B. GinsburgProfessor of the Practice of Health Policy and Management
Director of Public Policy, USC Schaeffer Center
Director, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy
Health policy, health care financing and delivery, health care markets
Dana GioiaJudge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture
Genevieve GiulianoProfessor
Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government
Director, METRANS Transportation Center
Transportation policy, metropolitan spatial structure, travel demand, urban transportation
Dana GoldmanProfessor
Leonard D. Schaeffer Director’s Chair, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
Distinguished Professor, University of Southern California
Health economics and finance, health policy, the role of prevention in healthcare, healthcare reform, pharmaceutical regulation and innovation, precision medicine, value of delayed ageing
Elizabeth GraddyProfessor
Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
USC Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Institutional economics, governance, nonprofit organizations,industry structure
Alexandra Graddy-ReedAssistant Professor of Public PolicyPublic economics, philanthropy and nonprofits, social innovation, science and innovation policy, research and development
Richard K. GreenProfessor
Director and Chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
Chair, Department of Policy Analysis and Real Estate
Economics, housing markets, housing policy, tax policy, transportation, mortgage finance, urban growth
Howard GreenwaldProfessorHealth service delivery, organizational behavior, survey design
Michael E. HarrisProfessor of the Practice of Health Services Administration and PolicyHealth care contracting, health care policy and reform, emerging health care delivery business models, health care innovation and its impact on health care delivery systems, health care prevention, wellness, patient access
Eric HeikkilaProfessor
Director, Office of Global Engagement
Urban development, economic development, East Asian cities, urban economics, urban information systems
Jeffery A. JenkinsProvost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law
Judith & John Bedrosian Chair of Governance and the Public Enterprise
Director, Bedrosian Center
Director, PIPE Collaborative
American political institutions and development, Congress, political parties, lawmaking, separation-of-powers, political economy
Annette M. KimAssociate Professor
Director, Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB)
Housing and land use; international development planning; East Asian urbanization; race, arts, and placemaking; critical mapping and urban analytics
Janna KingAssistant ProfessorU.S. political institutions and the policy process, the presidency, Congress, executive branch agencies
Dora Kingsley VertentenProfessor (Teaching)Public policy, intergovernmental management, non-profit management, strategic planning, social media and information technologies useful in collaborative and participatory democracy
Geraldine KnatzProfessor of the Practice of Policy and EngineeringSeaport policy and management, maritime transportation, international trade, seaport sustainability, environmental impact analysis
Jack H. KnottDean
C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair and Professor
Political institutions and public policy, health policy, and public management
Martin KriegerMartin H. KriegerProfessorDefense policy; uncertainty and ambiguity; mathematical modeling of urban phenomena and their foundations in mathematics and physics; aural and photographic documentation of cities, especially Southern California; planning theory and design theory; urban spatial processes; mathematical modeling; environmental policy
Darius LakdawallaProfessor
Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation
Director of Research, USC Schaeffer Center
William LeachAssociate Professor (Teaching)Collaborative governance, economics, planning, social policy, environmental policy, health policy
LaVonna B. LewisTeaching Professor
Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
American politics, public policy (most notably health policy), interest groups, and federal programs
John LoperAssociate Professor (Teaching)Real estate development, real estate finance, urban and suburban development, master planned communities, urban design
Daniel A. MazmanianProfessor of Public PolicyEnvironmental policy, policy implementation, sustainable communities, political science
Pamela McCannAssistant ProfessorAmerican political institutions, bureaucratic delegation, intergovernmental politics, legislative behavior, public policy, and policy diffusion
T.J. McCarthyAssociate Professor (Teaching)Labor economics, health economics, economics of education, public economics, program evaluation
Daniel McFaddenPresidential Professor of Health Economics
Glenn MelnickProfessor
Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance
Health economics, health finance, health care systems, managed care
Jennifer MillerAssistant Professor (Teaching)Economic development, science and technology policy, workforce policy
Leonard MitchellProfessor of the Practice of Economic Development
Executive Director, Center for Economic Development
Real estate development finance and law, regional and local economic development, economic development finance and law, international trade finance and law
James Elliott Moore, IIProfessorEconomic impact analysis, engineering economics, transportation engineering, urban transportation, infrastructure performance
Karen MulliganResearch Assistant ProfessorHealth economics, applied microeconometrics, labor economics
Juliet Ann MussoAssociate Professor
Vice Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process
Field Coordinator, Public Administration Programs
Federalism, urban political economy, fiscal policy, community governance, neighborhood organizations
Dowell MyersProfessor
Director, Population Dynamics Research Group
Demographic change, future of California, housing impacts, workforce and education, immigration and assimilation, communication for consensus about change
Deborah J. NatoliAssociate Professor (Teaching)
Director, Professional Doctorate Program
Adult development and learning, leadership, human behavior and organizations, depth psychology and psychoanalysis
Michael B. NicholProfessor
Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs
Health policy, health care cost and resource utilization, health state preference assessment, cost-effectiveness
Lisa OzaetaAssistant Professor (Teaching)Health care finance, law, strategy
Gary Dean PainterProfessor
Director, USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
Director, Homelessness Policy Research Institute
Social Innovation, Housing economics, Urban economics, education policy, program evaluation
David PetraeusJudge Widney Professor
Mark PhillipsAssociate Professor (Teaching)Public finance, tax compliance, policy salience, applied microeconomics
Jane PisanoProfessorInternational relations, public administration, civic engagement
Mark PisanoProfessor of the Practice of Public AdministrationRegional planning, transportation, housing, development, environmental policy, enterprise financing, institutional design
Kelly RawlingsAssociate Professor (Teaching)Civic engagement and public participation, organizational behavior, nonprofit leadership and management, transformational leadership and change
Christian L. RedfearnAssociate Professor
Borstein Family Endowed Professor of Real Estate
Public policy, urban economics, housing markets, real estate finance
William G. ReshAssociate ProfessorPublic Management, US presidency and executive politics, policy implementation, organization theory, personnel policy, organizational behavior
Peter J. RobertsonAssociate ProfessorOrganizational theory and behavior, organizational change, ecological governance, collaborative organizing, interorganizational networks
Mindy RomeroResearch Assistant ProfessorPolitical sociology, voting rights and electoral participation, latino political behavior, collective political behavior, youth civic engagement, identity and political movements, social stratification, new technologies and civic engagement
John A. RomleyAssociate Professor
Economist, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
Hospital industry, Health-care productivity / efficiency, Environmental health disparities
Adam RoseResearch ProfessorEnergy and environmental economics, public policy, natural hazards and terrorism, regional science, applied general equilibrium modeling
Jovanna RosenResearch Assistant ProfessorCommunity and economic development, community investment, urban sustainability
Leonard D. SchaefferJudge Robert Maclay Widney Chair
Arnold SchwarzeneggerGovernor Downey Professor of State and Global Policy
Chairman, USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
Lisa SchweitzerProfessorEnvironmental justice, Sustainable transportation, Hazardous materials in urban environments, Community environmental quality
David SloaneProfessorUrban history, community health planning, health disparaties, cultural landscapes
Neeraj SoodProfessor
Vice Dean for Research
Director of Research, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
Health care costs, global health, health insurance markets and benefits design, medical innovation and regulatory policy, Medicare and aging
Erroll G. SouthersProfessor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security
Director, Safe Communities Institute
Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies
Director of International Programs, USC CREATE
Counterterrorism, homegrown violent extremism, school violence prevention
Roberto SuroProfessor
Director, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
Associate Director, USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
Immigration, Hispanic immigration, immigration policy
Lois M. TakahashiProfessor (Teaching)
Houston I. Flournoy Professor of State Government
Director, USC Price School in Sacramento
Public and social service delivery to vulnerable populations in the U.S. and in Southeast/South Asian cities
Jeffrey W. TalleyProfessor of the Practice of Public Policy & EngineeringIntersection of engineering, business and public policy, including public-private partnerships, and technology’s impact on society, business, and government
Shui Yan TangProfessor
Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process
Environmental policy, organizational commitment, institutional analysis, microcredit, common-pool resources
Michael ThomAssociate Professor (Teaching)Taxation; public finance; regulatory policy; public policy analysis; political philosophy
Erin TrishResearch Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Health Policy, USC Schaeffer Center
Health policy, health economics, healthcare markets, healthcare reform
Karen Van NuysResearch Assistant ProfessorLife sciences innovation, health policy, pharmaceutical pricing and distribution, organizational economics
Detlof von WinterfeldtProfessor
Director, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
Decision analysis, risk analysis, environmental policy, behavioral decision research, homeland security
Dan WeiResearch Associate ProfessorEnergy and Climate Policy, Energy and Environmental Economics, Economics of Natural and Man-made Disasters
Frank V. ZerunyanProfessor of the Practice of Governance
Director, Executive Education
Local Governments, Administrative Law, Public Private Partnerships, Leadership, Negotiation, and Executive Education
Julie M. ZissimopoulosAssociate Professor
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Director, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
Economics of aging, economics of the family, labor economics, health economics

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