David C. Sloane

Expert on the history of urban culture in America, community health planning and attitudes toward death and memorials

Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy

Professor of History, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • the history of urban culture in America, especially rise of the shopping mall and its influence on urban space
  • the history of medicine, of hospitals and health care facility design
  • community health planning
  • the environmental context of health
  • the history of cultural attitudes toward death and memorialization
  • the history of cemeteries and burial places
  • roadside shrines
  • community policing
  • civil gang injunctions

Additional Information

  • Author of The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History (1991)
  • Co-author of Medicine Moves to the Mall (2003)

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