A message from the Provost on the Price School of Public Policy

Dear Price Faculty, Staff, and Students,

I write to share the exciting news that our colleague, Dr. Dana Goldman, Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, will be transitioning into a new role to serve as Director of the Schaeffer Institute and Special Advisor to the Provost beginning July 1, 2024. It is also my pleasure to announce that, following Dr. Goldman’s transition, Dr. Genevieve Giuliano will serve as Interim Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy until a permanent dean is identified.

Dr. Goldman’s exceptional leadership has been transformative to the Price School’s ongoing success and will be essential as he steps into his new role. As Director of the Schaeffer Institute, he will provide strategic leadership and fundraising oversight for the new Schaeffer Institute and initiatives developed over his tenure. Under his leadership, he will ensure the institute remains at the forefront of health policy and economics research. As Special Advisor to the Provost, and in collaboration with USC’s Academic Deans, he will play a leading role in academic program development at the USC Capital Campus. In addition, he will act as my liaison to the USC Sacramento Center, where he will amplify USC’s impact on critical state-level issues within California. Under his leadership, USC is poised to expand its reach and influence in driving innovation and positive change both locally and nationally.

Dr. Goldman began his tenure as dean of USC’s Price School of Public Policy in 2020, after serving as interim dean for a year. He is the founding director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, a research hub for one of the nation’s premier health policy and management programs in USC Mann and Price. Under his leadership, the Schaeffer Center grew into the largest Price School research center in its first five years, transforming the social science infrastructure at USC.

Last month, Dr. Goldman was named University Professor at USC for his outstanding contributions to USC during his tenure at Price. He is a nationally recognized scholar who has written over 300 articles in medicine, health policy, economics, and statistics, with his work cited over 23,000 times. He has raised over $150 million in funding from external sources—including more than $50 million from NIH. Dr. Goldman joined the USC faculty in 2009 as the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy. Prior to coming to USC, Dr. Goldman was a professor of economics at UCLA and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

Dr. Genevieve Giuliano is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government. Formerly the director of the METRANS Transportation Consortium – a partnership between USC and California State University, Long Beach whose mission is “to solve transportation problems of large metropolitan regions through interdisciplinary research, education and outreach” – Dr. Giuliano now serves on its executive committee. Under her leadership, METRANS became one of the nation’s pre-eminent transportation research centers.  Her service at METRANS is emblematic of her academic and professional record of leadership. Dr. Giuliano is a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board, and has served on several advisory boards, including the National Freight Advisory Committee. She is a frequent participant in National Research Council policy studies, and has served on several National Academy of Science committees, including the NAS Committee on Global Climate Change

A National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Giuliano is a widely recognized expert in transportation policy. She conducts research on relationships between land use and transportation, transportation policy analysis, and sustainable transportation, and is credited as being among the first to study gender differences in travel behavior. With over 200 published papers, Dr. Giuliano has presented her research at numerous conferences both within the US and abroad.

Dr. Giuliano has had a long and distinguished career at USC. Before joining the faculty at USC in 1988, she received her Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. She is the recipient of the TRB Distinguished Service Award (2006), the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship Award (2007), the Transportation Research Forum Outstanding Researcher Award (2012), the Walter Isard Award for distinguished scholarship in regional science, and was named a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International in 2022.

I am grateful to Dr. Giuliano for her willingness to serve Price as its Interim Dean beginning this July, and to Dr. Goldman for the steady hand with which he has guided the school up until now. Both have a strong sense of dedication to the school and are committed to ensuring a smooth transition until a new dean is named. I look forward to working closely with both in their new capacities and hope you will join me in congratulating them.

Andrew T. Guzman
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs