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Research

Zumberge Epidemic & Virus Related Research and Development Grant Award Recipients

2020 Zumberge Epidemic & Virus Related Research and Development Awardees

Julio A. Camarero, School of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Xiaojiang Chen, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Chemistry
Pinghui Feng, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Therapeutic targeting of SARS-CoV-2 main protease with ultrastable microproteins

Vadim Cherezov, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Chemistry
Structural basis of SARS-CoV-2 entry in the host cell

Stephen Cronin, Viterbi School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Pin Wang, Viterbi School of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Deactivation of Airborne and Surface-Borne Viruses using Nanosecond Pulsed Plasmas

Jason Doctor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, Schaeffer Center for Health Economics and Policy
Neeraj Sood, Sol Price School of Public Policy
Michael Hochman, Keck School of Medicine of USC, USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science & Innovation
SARS-Cov-2 Antibody Testing in Vulnerable Communities

Laura Ferguson, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Preventive Medicine
COVID-19 and the Continuity of Health Services in Kenya: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of the Potential Role of Self-Care Interventions and Community Health Workers

Daniel Hackman, School of Social Work, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Ferol Mennen, School of Social Work
Joshua Millstein, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Preventive Medicine
Daniel Weisenberger, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Vulnerability to the psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of child maltreatment and DNA methylation

Randolph Hall, Viterbi School of Engineering, Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Integrated Modeling of Healthcare Capacity and Patient Needs to Intervene Against Human Transmitted Viral Disease

John Heidemann, Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Sciences Institute / Computer Science Dept.
Zumberge Measuring the Internet During COVID-19 to Evaluate Quarantine

Elsi Kaiser, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Linguistics
Jennifer Unger, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Effects of psycholinguistic variations on persuasiveness of COVID-19 health messages

Peter Kuhn, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Convergent Science Institute in Cancer
Cyrus Shahabi, Viterbi School of Engineering, Computer Science
Development and implementation of a novel mobile application to assess COVID-19 symptoms and facilitate geospatial activity mapping for managing disease surveillance and containment

Michalle Mor Barak, School of Social Work, School of Social Work
Charles Kaplan, School of Social Work
Arie Kapteyn, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Economics
Shinyi Wu, School of Social Work
Engaging Diverse Communities in COVID-19 Control: A Value-Based Measure of Health-Safety Climate for Decision Making

Shrikanth Narayanan, Viterbi School of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kristina Lerman, Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Sciences Institute
Emilio Ferrara, Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Sciences Institute
Gayla Margolin, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Psychology
Eric Hsieh, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Medicine – GIM – PAT.Care – Clin Fac
The health and wellbeing of the health care professionals during the COVID-19 crisis: A multidisciplinary focus combining human-centric AI and biobehavioral sensing

Darby Saxbe, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Psychology
Pregnancy During a Pandemic: Effects on Prenatal Stress, Social Support, and Maternal-Infant Health Outcomes

Sze-chuan Suen, Viterbi School of Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Maged Dessouky, Viterbi School of Engineering, ISE
Neeraj Sood, Sol Price School of Public Policy, Public Policy
Identifying Priority Testing Locations in Southern California for COVID-19 With Transmission Dynamics and Network Data

Satish Thittamaranahalli, Viterbi School of Engineering, Computer Science
Rajiv Kalia, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Data-Driven Modeling of Viral Dynamics in Covid-19 Patients

Reginald Tucker-Seeley, Davis School of Gerontology, Gerontology
Kathleen Wilber, Davis School of Gerontology, Gerontology
A policy scan for addressing COVID-19 disparities: An overview of policies and legislation focused on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations

Phebe Vayanos, Viterbi School of Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Computer Science
Addressing Ethical Dilemmas during the COVID-19 Pandemic through AI

Chao Zhang, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Chemistry
Arieh Warshel, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Chemistry
Pinghui Feng, Ostrow School of Dentistry, Section of Infection and Immunity
Efficient Antiviral Discovery via Covalently Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease

Yong Zhang, School of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Heinz-Josef Lenz, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Medicine
Alan Epstein, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Pathology
Combating COVID-19 with Novel Vaccines