USC Experts

David Belson

Expert on hospital efficiency, and ways to reduce health care costs

Marvin E. Belzer

Expert in adolescent medicine, especially HIV/AIDS, sexuality, gender identity, and chronic fatigue syndrome

Yehuda Ben-Zion

Earthquake expert focusing on the physics and high-resolution imaging of fault zones

Bérénice Benayoun, PhD

Bérénice Benayoun

Expert in aging biology, big data in biology, genomics, and single-cell biology.

Sarah Benor

Expert in Jewish communities, identities and languages, sociolinguistics

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

Donna Benton

Expert in elder abuse and minority caregiving.

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

Carla Blieden

Experience in working with COVID-19 vaccine clinics; experience working with individuals with HIV/AIDS

Mitchell Block

Expert in documentary, live action, and animated short films

Ricky Bluthenthal, portrait in black and white.

Ricky Bluthenthal

Expert in needle exchange programs, HIV testing, HCV testing, PrEP, 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

Geoff Boeing

Expert in city planning, urban form, and data science

Michael Bonaguidi

Expert on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; developmental biology; neural stem cells; brain development; brain regeneration; brain aging; cognitive decline; the hippocampus; epilepsy; dementia; single cell biology; bioinformatics; drug discovery

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