USC Experts

Sarah Benor

Expert in Jewish communities, identities and languages, sociolinguistics

Headshot photo of Donna Benton, PhD Research Associate Professor of Gerontology.

Donna Benton

  • Graduate training in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology
  • Gero-psychological postdoctoral fellow at USC/Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
  • Licensed clinical psychologist

Gordon Berger

Expert on Japanese politics and East Asian societies and culture

Gerd Bergmann

Physics expert specializing in superconductivity and low dimensional systems, such as very thin metal films

Paul Beringer

Expert in the therapeutic drug monitoring and pharmacotherapy of cystic fibrosis

Timothy J. Biblarz

Family diversity expert specializing in divorce, single-parent households and gay and lesbian parents and children

Scott H. Bice

Legal expert specializing in torts, medical malpractice and judicial elections, independence and accountability

Nelson Bickers

Physics expert specializing in innovative science teaching approaches

Irving Biederman

Expert on brain processes underlying humans’ ability to quickly recognize and interpret what they see

William L. Biersach

Expert on rock music of the 1960s and ’70s, the decline of western civilization, modular synthesizers and the Chapman Stick

Bettine Birge

Expert on issues of gender and ethnicity in China and Inner Asia

Dan Birman

Expert in broadcast journalism, entertainment and TV documentaries

Lisa M. Bitel

Medieval historian specializing in Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages, women’s early religious communities and medieval art and archeology

David Black

Expert in mindfulness, meditation and cancer survivorship

 

Brent Blair

Expert in Theatre & Therapy, Theatre in Education and Theatre & Social Change

Hilda Blanco of the USC Price School is an expert on urban planning and policy and its environmental impact.

Hilda Blanco

Expert on climate change policy and urban planning

Daniela Bleichmar

A history expert with a focus on Latin America, travel and the conquest of the Americas

Mitchell Block

Expert in documentary, live action, and animated short films

Ricky Bluthenthal, portrait in black and white.

Ricky Bluthenthal

HIV epidemiology and prevention for injection drug users and gay men Community influences on health behaviors and risk (e.g. needle exchange programs, HIV testing, HCV testing, PrEP) Drug use epidemiology (particularly, injection drug use and opioids) Health disparities Community-based participatory research methods Qualitative and mixed method research designs

Marlon Boarnet

Expert in urban planning, transportation policy and climate change

Barry Boehm

Expert on the engineering, economics and architecture of computer software

Christopher H. Boehm

Human evolution expert focusing on primatology, the evolution of morality and social organizations and values

William Bondareff

Alzheimer’s expert focusing on the neurobiology of the disease and the neuropathology of the psychotic symptoms

Joseph Boone

Expert in gender and literature, especially feminist and gay literary and cultural theory

Zea Borok

Expert in the respiratory system, with a focus on lung injury and repair

Jose Borrero

Expert in tsunamis, including modeling, risk assessment and early warning systems

Edward R. Bosley

Architecture historian specializing in The Gamble House and historic preservation

David J. Bottjer

Expert on fossils, origin of animal life, mass extinctions and evolution in the oceans

Sarah W. Bottjer

Expert on developmental neuroscience, learning and memory, and hormones and behavior

Berj Boyajian

An expert in Islamic law and legal issues in the Middle East

Stuart D. Boyd

Expert on urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction and urologic prostheses

Lyn Boyd-Judson

Expert in international studies, especially media and diplomacy