USC Experts

A portrait photo of Amanda Woodworth, who is wearing a Keck Medicine branded lab coat, blue undershirt, and earrings. She is smiling and looking into the camera.

Amanda Woodworth

Expert on high-risk breast cancer patients with a focus on women’s health.

Howard Hu

Lead poisoning Toxic metals Toxic exposures Pollution and health Chemical sensitivities Environmental medicine COVID19 and Los Angeles COVID19 and universities Education and training in population and public health

C. Oliver Tacto

Content and subject-matter expertise in the USC Well-being Collective Student Wellbeing Health Promotion Health Promoting Campuses Network, and applications of the Collective Impact framework

September 8th, 2021

Opioid Overdose Risk Appears Higher in Older Americans, USC Study Indicates

One in 10 adults were at risk of overdose, with older Americans relying on high doses of opioids more than younger adults, researchers found in a national sample of prescription claims. Contact: Emily Gersema at or (213) 712-3168 or Michele Keller at or (213) 210-6072 Even with COVID-19 dominating the news, the epidemic of opioid use remains […]

Niema Pahlevan

• Biofluid Dynamics • Fluid-Structure Interaction • Cardiovascular MRI • Hemodynamics • Cardiovascular Devices • Bio-inspired Design • Physics of Fluids in Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases • Heart Failure • Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) • Aortic Diseases

Jeffrey Klausner

Expert in applied epidemiology and the prevention and control of infectious diseases of public health importance like HIV, STDs, TB, COVID-19 and cryptococcal infections.

Sandy Zhang-Nunes

Eye trauma Thyroid eye disease Plastic surgery of the eyelids and face Blindness from filler complications Botox and aeshtic treatments Droopy eyelids Tear duct problems Eyelid cancer Eyelid tumors Styes Eyelid infections Eye infections Dry eyes New technology for dry eye treatment