Eric Rice

Expert in high-risk adolescent behavior and social network theory

Associate Professor, Director of USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society

USC Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


  • The use of artificial intelligence to augment evidence-based practice and decision making in social work science
  • How to implement and design network-based interventions for homeless youth
  • Housing intervention evaluation and community-level housing system design for persons experiencing homelessness
  • How social media, mobile phones, and information technologies impact the social networks and sexual risk-taking of adolescents and young adults
  • How social networks and the use of social networking technologies impact risk-taking and resilience among homeless youth

Additional Information

  • Current work focuses on developing an online social networking, HIV prevention program for homeless youth funded through a grant from National Institute of Mental Health.

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