Center on Elder Mistreatment

The USC Center on Elder Mistreatment brings together the existing and wide-ranging elder mistreatment expertise at USC—in medicine, gerontology, health services, psychology, and policy—as well as encourage new partnerships in biology, genetics, biodemography, economics, law, neuroscience, allied health, biostatistics, and social work. Through novel collaborations and approaches and the National Center on Elder Abuse and…

Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is among the nation’s leaders in entrepreneurship education and research. Its faculty – a diverse mix of academics and entrepreneur practitioners – together offer undergraduate and graduate programs designed to help students acquire the tools, develop the skills, and cultivate the mindset central to organizing, launching, and managing…

Jane Goodall Research Center

The University of Southern California’s Research Center was established in 1991, at the time of the appointment of Dr. Jane Goodall as Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Occupational Science.Since then, JGRC personnel have been engaged in a variety of activities connected to understanding the behavior of great apes and evolutionary approaches to explaining the…

Institute of Armenian Studies

The USC Institute of Armenian Studies advances research and collaboration that examines the social, cultural, educational, and political challenges facing Armenia, Karabakh, and the Armenian communities in the Diaspora. To study and re-define the complex issues that make up the diverse contemporary Armenian experience, the Institute conducts research, advances public service, and generates networks among…

Institute for British and Irish Studies

The Institute for British and Irish Studies is a resource for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across the USC campus.  It is part of a growing community of area resources in British and Irish Studies. IBIS sponsors IBIS links, the web’s premier clearinghouse for electronic resources in British and Irish Studies. 

Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies

The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC is a global hub for scholarship that fosters Catholic thought, imagination and experience. The IACS vision is to ensure that the rich and evolving tradition of Catholic thinking will thrive among future generations through the research and teaching of scholars and intellectuals. The IACS mission is to strengthen Catholic…

Initiative and Referendum Institute

The Initiative and Referendum Institute at the University of Southern California is a non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the study of the initiative and referendum, the two most important processes of direct democracy. The Initiative and Referendum Institute collects and distributes information on the initiative and referendum process. And sponsors studies of various aspects of…

Homelessness Policy Research Institute

Established with support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) is a collaborative of over one hundred researchers, policymakers, service providers, and experts with lived experience of homelessness that accelerate equitable and culturally informed solutions to homelessness in Los Angeles County by advancing…

Family Caregiver Support Center

Since 1989, the USC Family Caregiver Support Center (FCSC) at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology (home of the LA Caregiver Resource Center) has placed a high priority on providing support across the continuum of caregiving, including diagnosis, prognosis, services that help maintain the care recipient’s independence and abilities, helping caregivers care for themselves, and manage their own well-being. Supportive services…

Equity Research Institute

The USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute (ERI) produces data-driven analysis and rigorous research, leads convenings, engages strategic collaborations, and models effective, sustainable, racially-just research center. ERI provides data and analysis to power social change. ERI believes that long-term change is made when historically marginalized communities are empowered, can put forth proposals, and hold decision-makers accountable.…