Health Policy
Rosalie Pacula
Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, USC Price professor and the Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Health Policy Economics and Law at the USC Schaeffer Center, is among the world’s top health economists in the area of substance abuse. This past December, Dr. Pacula addressed the World Health Organization’s Cannabis Technical Expert Group Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on Public Health Responses to Cannabis Use and Cannabis Use Disorders. 
She also spoke to members of the Florida House of Representatives Health & Human Services Committee, Subcommittee on Health Quality.  Topics covered in these presentations included cannabis regulations that could help reduce potential harm ( see op-ed in STAT ), and insights from evolving cannabis policies in the Americas.  Learn more .
Governance and Institutions
USC Price Provost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, Jeffery Jenkins , co-authored an article titled, Whiteness and the Emergence of the Republican Party in the Early Twentieth-Century South .” The article examines what the Republican Party in the South looked like after the fall of Reconstruction in 1877 and before the emergence of the modern-day Republican Party in the 1970’s. Published in Studies in American Political Development , the article quickly became the most read article in the journal’s history.
The Washington Post also featured an analysis , co-written by Jenkins, on why the Republican Part is primarily white and Southern.
Urban Policy
City street network orientation
USC Price School Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis Geoff Boeing 's research is on the cutting edge of urban studies and computer science. A recent article in Forbes , titled "See Your City in A New Way," provides a look at Dr. Boeing's recent analysis of street networks in cities around the globe. His open-source toolkit has been downloaded 200,000 times and his publicly shared network models and indicators have been downloaded 45,000 times, mostly by researchers and city planners. These can help assess, for example, regional accessibility, resilience to flooding, or evacuation patterns.
Marlon Boarnet
Professor Marlon Boarnet, who chairs the USC Price Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis, has taken the helm as president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), the premier scholarly association for academic planners. He notes that ACSP is an “entity that charts the course of planning academia,” and houses the Journal of Planning Education and Research . Dr. Boarnet’s priorities will include advancing the use of technology and data in urban planning curricula with a focus on social justice; framing curricula and scholarship to respond to the climate crisis; and strengthening the Association’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice.  
Environmental Policy
wind turbine
Professor Detlof von Winterfeldt , who holds a joint appointment as Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Price School, has been named co-director of the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions . The Center is supported by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and by USC’s Office of the Provost.   It brings together scholars and stakeholders across USC to develop solutions for the most pressing urban and global environmental challenges.
Its establishment highlights the Price School’s commitment to developing meaningful, interdisciplinary solutions to this great challenge of our time.  
Leading the Conversation
Genevieve Giuliano
USC Price School professor Genevieve Giuliano addresses transit-oriented development and its potential to shift the character of a city on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Neeraj Sood
Price Professor and Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Neeraj Sood , has been appointed to the Wisconsin Governor’s Prescription Drug Task Force .