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In the Media

Ben Henwood, professor, featured in CalMatters on the challenges of accounting for people experiencing homelessness during the annual count

January 26, 2024


Carl Castro, professor, featured in ProPublica on the pattern of inadequate mental health care provided by Veterans Affairs

January 9, 2024


Sara Caliboso-Soto, associate teaching professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on how counseling can help heal a fear of driving on highways.

January 4, 2024


Ben Henwood, professor, featured on ABC 7 on how his new basic income for people experiencing homelessness study could be the key to addressing the crisis

December 21, 2023


Ben Henwood, professor, featured on BBC World Service about the release of an interim report with promising results for his trial program providing basic income for people experiencing homelessness

December 20, 2023


Ben Henwood, professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on a new basic income for people experiencing homelessness trial program in Los Angeles and San Francisco

December 19, 2023


USC Social Work featured in the Los Angeles Times on the release of the second report of its ongoing PATHS study, focused on the effects of homeless encampment sweeps on housing and health trajectories

December 14, 2023


Steve Hydon, teaching professor, featured in NEAToday on the impact of compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress can have on teachers

December 8, 2023


Eric Rice, professor, featured on Yahoo! News on the potential of a new AI triage tool to eliminate racial bias in housing allocation

December 6, 2023


Ben Henwood, professor, featured on Spectrum News on how homelessness has changed over the past five years and the new Inside Safe program in Los Angeles

November 24, 2023


Carl Castro, professor, featured on LAist/KPCC Air Talk on the biggest challenges facing veterans in Southern California

November 6, 2023


Nicole Pyles, MSW '23, featured in the Los Angeles Times on the need for more mental health workers to address the homeless crisis

October 28, 2023


Maria P. Aranda, professor, featured on ABC News on the risk of leaving Hispanic and Latinx communities behind with innovative Alzheimer's treatments

October 7, 2023


Annalisa Enrile, teaching professor, featured on Fox LA about why it is important for parents to communicate with their children about sexual harassment

October 5, 2023


Maria P. Aranda, professor, featured on NPR about why more Latinos need to be involved in clinical trials for Alzheimer's

September 18, 2023


Michal Sela-Amit, associate teaching professor, featured in Insider on the damaging effects of withholding food as punishment for children

August 31, 2023


Suzanne Wenzel, professor, featured in Forbes on how students are struggling to find housing as a new academic year begins. 

August 20, 2023


Maria P. Aranda, professor, featured in Nature on the lack of diversity in Alzheimer's drug trials

August 2, 2023


Maria P. Aranda, professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on a new study showing the highest counties in the country for Alzheimer's disease

July 26, 2023


Eric Rice, professor and director of the USC Center for AI in Society, featured in the Los Angeles Times on Congressional regulation of AI. 

July 5, 2023


Ben Henwood, professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on the release of the 2023 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. 

June 29, 2023


Ben Henwood, professor, featured in the New York Times on the Beauty 2 the Streetz initiative providing support for the homeless in Los Angeles.

June 21, 2023


Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured in Insider on what draws people to become obsessed with stories about disasters.

June 21, 2023


Susan Hess, associate teaching professor, featured on Arirang News on the issue of making the identities of sexual assault criminals public in South Korea.

June 18, 2023


John Blosnich, assistant professor, featured in The New York Times about his work training 'death investigators' in collecting data on gender and sexuality

June 1, 2023


Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times about the impact of gloomy weather on seasonal depression

May 30, 2023


Rosemary Alamo, associate teaching professor, and Rick Ornelas, associate teaching professor, featured in La Opinion about assisting law enforcement with mental health issues in the community

May 22, 2023


Omar Lopez, teaching professor, featured on Bally (Fox) Sports for "Social Work in Sports" night at the San Diego Padres, discussing the mental health needs of athletes.

May 16, 2023


Ben Henwood, professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on the effects of companionship on people experiencing homelessness

May 8, 2023


Tyan Parker Dominguez, teaching professor, featured in the New York Times on Black women's birth stories and disparities in outcomes

May 6, 2023


Rosemary Alamo, associate teaching professor, and Rick Ornelas, associate teaching professor, featured on Univision about their Social Work and Public Safety Collaborative

April 29, 2023


Eric Rice, professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on how to make LAHSA's system for housing more equitable for Black and Latino homeless people

February 28, 2023


Ben Henwood, professor, featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the rise of homelessness rates

February 16, 2023


Kristen Zaleski, director of the SDP-Keck Human Rights Clinic, featured in the Washington Post on how AI effects sexual violence

February 13, 2023


Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured in The Hill as author of recent study on California neighborhoods with higher electric vehicle adoption experiencing better air quality

February 2, 2023


Danielle Brown, associate teaching professor, featured on ABC News on how eye movement desensitization and reprocessing - or EMDR - can help those experiencing severe trauma

February 1, 2023


B.K. Elizabeth Kim, associate professor, featured in The Nation on the first guaranteed income pilot program in Los Angeles, BIG:LEAP

January 23, 2023


Maria P. Aranda, professor, featured in the New York Times on how to have conversations about caregiving

January 19, 2023


Ben Henwood, professor, featured on NBC News about the development of the PATHS survey and using smartphones to better understand LA's homeless crisis

January 16, 2023


Jacqueline Ashley, DSW '18, MSW' 11, featured in Forbes on how women of color can leverage emotional intelligence to level up as leaders

January 5, 2023

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2022

Omar Lopez, teaching professor and director of workforce development, featured in the Los Angeles Times on the increasing problem of burn out among mental health workers

December 20, 2022


Tyan Parker Dominguez, teaching professor, featured in Voice of San Diego on why more young San Diegans were affected by COVID

November 28, 2022


Carl Castro, professor, featured in the Baltimore Sun on the new resiliency center for veteran mental health care at Fort Meade

November 16, 2022


Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News on seasonal affective disorder

November 5, 2022


Ben Henwood, professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on release of new report on how cellphones are providing a deeper insight into the homeless crisis

October 29, 2022


Glenna Anderson, DSW '18, featured in the Los Angeles Times on the Southern California Counseling Center

September 22, 2022


Holly Priebe Sotelo, associate teaching professor, featured on NBC News Los Angeles about the recent trend of high school shooting threat hoaxes

September 14, 2022


USC Social Work and USC Law partner to provide an educational opportunity for students to focus on social justice advocacy

September 6, 2022


USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work mentioned in the Associated Press on homelessness and pet ownership

August 30, 2022


Linda Bankston, MSW student, featured on NBC affiliate KARK on her role in helping local police department launch new program focused on domestic violence advocacy

August 29, 2022


Cynthia Sanchez, clinical assistant professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on tracking apps for those trying to get pregnant

July 16, 2022


Suzanne Wenzel, professor, featured in leading Chilean news source El Mercurio on the opioid crisis in the United States

June 27, 2022


Ben Henwood, professor, featured in SmartCitiesDive on the increase in homeless encampments in Boulder, Colorado

June 10, 2022


Laura Trejo, DSW '22, featured in La Opinión on receiving her doctoral degree, her fourth from USC

May 27, 2022


Jennifer Weck, MSW '22, featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune on working with homeless children at Monarch School

May 26, 2022


Maria P. Aranda, professor, featured in USA Today on talking with older adults about anxiety and depression

May 7, 2022


Robynn Cox, assistant professor, featured in Business Insider on the heavy economic cost of mass-incarceration

April 9, 2022


Oludara Adeeyo, MSW '19, featured in Afropunk on using her mistreatment at work to encourage Black women to prioritize self-care

April 7, 2022


Cynthia Sanchez, clinical assistant professor, featured by the California Health Care Foundation on the need for more nurse practitioners to reach undocumented patients

March 24, 2022


MSW students Brittany Collier, Aneesa Motala and Olivia Ta featured in CalMatters on addressing the homeless crisis with intensive case management

March 10, 2022


Karen Lincoln, associate professor, featured in Vox on the history of anti-vaccination movements

March 4, 2022


Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on coping amid multiple global crises

February 25, 2022


Robynn Cox, assistant professor, featured on KNBC on honoring the legacy of Bridget "Biddy" Mason in Los Angeles

February 22, 2022


Ben Henwood, professor, featured in USA Today on how the Super Bowl highlighted LA's homeless crisis

February 12, 2022


Suzanne Wenzel, professor, featured in CalMatters on the challenges to expanding permanent supportive housing in California

January 17, 2022


Dorian Traube, associate professor, featured on NPR's Air Talk about how parents with children under five are grappling with vaccine uncertainty

January 14, 2022

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2021

Dorian Traube, associate professor, featured on NPR's Air Talk on celebrating holiday traditions in the era of COVID

December 23, 2021


Ben Henwood, associate professor, featured on Yahoo! Finance on the crisis of veterans experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles

November 11, 2021


Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured on Yahoo! News on how the California oil spill could take emotional toll

October 7, 2021


Annalisa Enrile, clinical professor, featured on The Lisa Show for BYUradio on long distance relationships

October 7, 2021


Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured on UK podcast Cri de Coeur on the affect of climate change on mental health

September 29, 2021


Karen Lincoln, associate professor, featured on ABC News on why US Blacks and Latinos remain "vaccine deliberate"

September 7, 2021


Sara Kintzle, research associate professor, featured in the New York Times on sexual assault in the military

August 3, 2021


Ben Henwood, associate professor, featured on ABC6 Columbus on eviction moratoriums nearing an end

July 23, 2021


Jacqueline Ashley, DSW '18, featured in Forbes on why multidimensional self-care is essential to leadership

June 28, 2021


Dorian Traube, associate professor, featured in Politico on the California labor shortage in early education

June 24, 2021


Michael Washington, MSW '19, featured in Oprah Winfrey special "Honoring Our Kings, Celebrating Black Fatherhood"

June 18, 2021


Ben Henwood, associate professor, featured in USA Today on the homeless crisis in Los Angeles

June 13, 2021


Suzanne Wenzel, professor, featured in The Economist on what to do about Skid Row

May 15, 2021


Alyssa Cash, MSW student, featured in the Los Angeles Times on helping homeless client receive writing credit for Daft Punk song

May 6, 2021


Daniel Hackman, assistant professor, featured on NBC4 on how neighborhoods are important for children's brain development

May 5, 2021


Sgt. Allan Tuazon, MSW '05, featured in the Santa Barbara Independent for promotion in the Santa Barbara Police Department

April 14, 2021


Sarah Gehlert, dean, featured on LA This Week

April 6, 2021


Steve Hydon, clinical professor, featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer on high school athletes and coaches coping with trauma

March 31, 2021


Jacqueline Ashley, MSW' 11, DSW '18, featured in Forbes on how leaders can establish themselves within an organization

March 31, 2021


Dorian Traube, associate professor, featured in Cal Matters on child care during COVID-19

March 24, 2021


Karen Lincoln, associate professor, featured on ABC News' FiveThirtyEight podcast on improving vaccine distribution to underserved communities

March 22, 2021


Karen Lincoln, associate professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times on adversity to vaccines by communities of color

February 25, 2021


Faculty and Alums of Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work lead NASW-CA Diversity & Inclusion Committee

February 18, 2021


Steve Hydon, clinical professor, featured in The Washington Post on effects of January 6 events on the workplace

February 12, 2021


Rafael Angulo, clinical professor, featured on ABC7

January 26, 2021


Daniel Lee, DSW student, featured in Los Angeles Magazine

January 15, 2021


Ted Lumpkin Jr., MSW '53, Tuskegee Airman, featured in the New York Times

January 14,2021


Rory Brosius, MSW '14, featured on PBS News Hour on becoming Executive Director of Joining Forces

January 14, 2021


Elida Sanchez, MSW '15, featured on Spectrum News 1

January 12, 2021


Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured in Elsevier on climate change

January 5, 2021

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2020

Shay Sorrells, DSW student, featured in Spectrum News 1

December 31, 2020


Stephanie Rosado, MSW '19, featured in The Oakland Press

December 25, 2020


Dorian Traube, associate professor, featured in the Los Angeles Times

December 23, 2020


Susan Hess, clinical associate professor, and Patricia Ramirez, MSW '17, DSW '20, appointed to LA County District Attorney's Crime Victims Advisory Board

December 17, 2020


Benjamin Henwood, associate professor, featured in LAist

December 10, 2020


Clinical Associate Professors Rosemary Alamo and Rick Ornelas featured in NASW News

November 20, 2020


USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to partner with LA County on Human Trafficking Prevention Program in Schools, featured on NBC 4

November 20, 2020


Lawrence Palinkas, professor, featured on NBC 4

November 17, 2020


Terence Fitzgerald, clinical associate professor, featured in Axios

November 14, 2020


Sara Kintzle, research associate professor, featured in Social Work Today

November 2020


Karen Lincoln, associate professor, featured in Healthline

September 18, 2020


Ben Henwood, associate professor, featured on The RAND Blog

September 16, 2020


Karen Lincoln, associate professor, featured on CNN Health

September 1, 2020


Omar Lopez, clinical professor, featured on ABC7

August 10, 2020


Brittani Morris, clinical associate professor, featured in Tampa Bay Times

August 10, 2020


Ben Henwood, associate professor, featured in The Hill

August 2, 2020


USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (CAIS) featured in Forbes

June 22, 2020


Holly Proebe Sotelo, clinical associate professor, featured on ABC7

June 2, 2020


Eric Rice, associate professor, featured on Wall Street Journal: MarketWatch

May 26, 2020


Lawrence Palinkas, Professor, featured on ABC10

May 21, 2020


Lawrence Palinkas, Professor, featured on PBS News Hour

May 5, 2020