USC wildfire experts available

August 8, 2018

Smoke plumeContacts: Gary Polakovic, research communications manager, (213) 740-9226(w), (213) 527-7770 (c), polakovi@usc.edu or call the 24-hour USC Media Relations line at (213) 740-2215.

Constantinos Sioutas, Fred Champion Professorship in civil and environmental engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He’s an expert in air pollution, particulate matter and wildfire smoke impacts on people. (213) 740-6134sioutas@usc.edu.

Travis Longcore, assistant professor of architecture, spatial sciences and biological sciences, USC School of Architecture and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He’s an expert in environmental policy, conservation and California wildlife. (213) 821-1310 (w), (310) 247-9719(c), longcore@usc.edu.

Josh West, assistant professor in geoengineering and geology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He’s an expert in landslides, debris flows and erosion. (213) 740-6736 (w), (505) 603-6223 (c), joshwest@usc.edu.

Andrew Lakoff, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and communication, director of the Research Cluster in Science, Technology and Society, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He’s an expert on infrastructure vulnerability, disaster preparation, government response to disasters and the politics of disaster response. (213) 740-7029 (w), (619) 972-7971 (c), lakoff@usc.edu.