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Homelessness Research Resources

A repository for the USC Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness

USC Faulty (By School/Department & In Alphabetical Order)

This is an ever-growing list of USC researchers currently working on initiatives that affect issues surrounding homelessness. Select names to read bios or chose the various links to view selected publications and research on homelessness or related issues. Please check back regularly for updates. 

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

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Matthew Kahn
Professor of Economics and Spatial Sciences

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Manuel Pastor
Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity
Director of PERE 
Director of CSII

Selected Publications

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

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Hernan Galperin
Associate Professor of Communication, Assistant Dean for Excellence in Teaching

Current Research:

Selected Publications: 

Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

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Robynn Cox
Assistant Professor of Social Work 

Selected Publications:

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Tory Cox
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Assistant Dean of Field Education
Director of Virtual Academic Center's Field Education Program 

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Ben Henwood
Assistant Professor of Social Work 

Selected Publications:

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Seth Kurzban
Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work

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Eric Rice
Associate Professor of Social Work 
Founding Co-Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society 

Selected Publications:

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Suzanne Wenzel
Interim Dean of Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Richard and Ann Thor Professor in Urban Social Development

Selected Publications:

USC D+Health Lab

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Karthik Murali 
Director of D-Health Lab

Keck School of Medicine

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Ricky Bluthenthal
Professor of Preventative Medicine
Associate Dean for Social Justice

Selected Publications:

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John Briere
Professor of Psychiatry
Center Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Current Research / Initiatives:

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Michael Cousineau
Professor of Clinical Preventative Medicine

Selected Publications:

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Daniella Meeker
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
Director of Clinical Research Informatics

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Suzanne Roberts
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Patricia St. Clair
Senior Data Advisor, USC Schaeffer Center

Current Research / Initiatives:

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Thomas William Valente
Professor of Preventative Medicine
Interim Chair of Preventative Medicine

Selected Publications:

Marshall School of Business

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Jill Kickul
Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Research
Director, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab

Current Research / Initiatives:

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Emily Nix
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics

Selected Publications:

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Adlai Wertman
David C. Bohnett Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Founding Director of Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab

Current Research / Initiatives:

School of Pharmacy

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Annie Wong-Beringer
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Sol Price School of Public Policy

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Marlon Boarnet
Professor of Public Policy
Chair of the Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis Department

Selected Publications:

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Nicole Esparza
Assistant Professor of Public Policy

Current Research / Initiatives:

Selected Publications:

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Richard Green
Professor of Public Policy
Director and Chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
Chair, Department of Real Estate Development

Selected Publications:

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Dowell Myers
Professor of Policy, Planning, and Demography
Director of Population Dynamics Research Group

Selected Publications:

Viterbi School of Engineering

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Berok Khoshnevis
Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering
Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies
Director of Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program