Art, Religion, and History Collaborative Group

Religions and their historical contexts underlie a broad span of human activity from the creation of great art and architecture to deep-seated gender and racial bias, as well as the interrelationships between humanity, other living beings, and the natural environment. The academic study of religion, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, is an urgent priority…

Center for Sleep Health using Bioengineering

Sleep health is increasingly recognized as an essential part of human health and well-being. The long-term goal of the Center for Sleep Health using Bioengineering (“SleepHuB”) is to position USC nationally as the leading institution that employs transdisciplinary approaches to solve important medical and societally relevant problems related to sleep deficiency. SleepHuB will be unique…

Visualizing New Narrative Forms through Quantum Physics, AI, and Sustainability

The Visualizing New Narrative Forms through Quantum Physics, AI, and Sustainability collaboration is designed to drive new forms of pedagogical innovation and creative research at the intersection of art, science, and technology. The outcome will result in new types of narrative structure and media creation utilizing animated forms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual…

Law & Global Health Collaboration

Virtually all significant global health topics raise challenging legal issues which are better understood and addressed when considered from a multidisciplinary basis. Since 2016, the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration has stimulated multidisciplinary research and elevated work being done locally and globally, and has become known for cutting-edge and creative exploration of issues at…

Institute for Addiction Science

The vision of IAS is to transform and unify the field of addiction science and substantially improve the lives of those touched by addiction. We aim to embody addiction science — a new transdisciplinary field of study operationalized by IAS that breaks down silos that have historically separated addiction scholars in different disciplines. By bringing scholars together and providing an…

Center for Mindfulness Science

The mission of the USC Center for Mindfulness Science is to to cultivate individual and societal awareness, well-being, and the relief of suffering through a scientific understanding of the impact of mindfulness and related practices on human consciousness and health.  They do this by advancing the scientific understanding of mindfulness practices and their impact on…

Strengthening Community-Engaged Sustainability Scholarship & Education

The Strengthening Community-Engaged Sustainability Scholarship & Education network aims to promote a just and transformative approach to community-engaged sustainability scholarship and education across USC. They deepen awareness of the value, science, and best practices of community-engaged research in addressing sustainability challenges; facilitate opportunities for sustainability scholars and students to initiate meaningful community-engaged research projects; and…

mHealth Collaboratory

The USC mHealth (mobile health) Collaboratory brings together researchers and partners from across USC and beyond to lead advances in research, well-being and health care through mobile strategies. ​ They are, above all, transdisciplinary and include social scientists, engineers, economists, physicians, psychologists, filmmakers, storytellers, digital designers, information technology experts. They are linked by a common…

Metaplasticity and Megaplasticity: Changing the Brain from Synapse to Community

The USC Metaplasticity and Megaplasticity: Changing the Brain from Synapse to Community is a collaboration between Keck and Dornsife that aims to gain novel perspectives towards understanding both the parameters of lifestyle as well as investigating underlying mechanisms of neuroplasticity critical for developing brain resilience in aging and disease. Led by Giselle Petzinger, Michael Jakowec, Emily Roxworthy,…

SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center

The USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center (USC SMART-VR Center) is a multidisciplinary center which brings together world-class investigators across movement science, engineering, neuroscience, and rehabilitation to study and develop virtual reality interventions for neurorehabilitation. Their mission is to establish an interdisciplinary center of excellence harnessing cutting edge advances in virtual reality to improve…