USC experts available for interviews about earthquakes
February 7, 2023
Experts at USC and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) are available to discuss the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Their expertise includes seismology, faults and public safety.
Contacts: Leigh Hopper at (310) 308-0405 or email@example.com; Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez at (213) 810-8583 or firstname.lastname@example.org; USC media relations (213) 740-2215 or email@example.com.
John Vidale, professor of Earth sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council and the former director of SCEC. He’s an expert in earthquake physics, forecasting and hazards.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 210-2131
Christine Goulet, executive director for applied science at SCEC. She specializes in earthquake engineering. She is an expert in strong ground motion, seismic hazard and how quakes affect structures.
Contact: email@example.com or (213) 821-3904
Sylvain Barbot, assistant professor of Earth sciences at the USC Dornsife College. He is an expert in geophysics (how chunks of earth move), in particular why and how earthquakes happen. He also studies earth movement from space using satellites. He knows a lot about how to stay safe during quakes and aftershocks.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or c-(323) 352-4889
Mihailo Trifunac, professor of civil and environmental engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He’s an expert in natural disasters, engineering seismology and soil-structure interactions.
Contact: email@example.com or (213) 740-0570
Patrick Lynett, professor of engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He’s an expert in quakes, ocean wave propigation and impacts to harbors and coastal infrastructure.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 740-3133 or c-(979) 571-0540
Adam Rose, research professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy and coordinator for the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). He is an expert in the economics of disasters, including earthquakes. He’s the lead economist on the U.S. Geological Survey disaster scenarios, including the Great California Shake Out, and lead researcher for a report to Congress on the net benefits of the Federal Emergency Management Agency hazard mitigation grants.
Contact: email@example.com or c-(814) 777-6789
Tom Jordan, professor of earth sciences at USC Dornsife College off Letters, Arts and Sciences. He’s an expert in earthquake forecasting, processes and seismology.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 821-1237
Josh West, assistant professor, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He’s an expert in landslides, erosion and geological natural hazards.
Contact: email@example.com or (213) 740-6736