Eric Lindberg is an editor and writer with the Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services at the USC School of Social Work, where he oversees the center’s quarterly research newsletter, writes news and feature articles about faculty and student research, and edits peer-reviewed manuscripts, among other editorial tasks. He is a graduate of USC with a degree in print journalism.
Stories by Eric Lindberg:
Technology fuels fight against cocaine use in Mexico City
Researchers project words and images onto buildings in areas frequented by hard-core drug users.
Reviewing grants can be a painstaking process
Application guidelines are long and complex, but the devotion to detail has turned into an asset for academics at USC.
Scholars to explore child maltreatment in select neighborhoods
Duo’s grant is designed to develop the next generation of professional leaders in social work.
Dean Flynn inducted into Social Work Hall of Distinction
The honor recognizes stellar contributions to social justice and social welfare.
Gift will help older adults bridge the digital divide
Trustee and his wife want to advance research into the use of tablets by elders in Taiwan.
Why are endowed chairs important?
Faculty at the USC School of Social Work reflect on the importance of endowed professorships to strengthen and enrich the school’s programs.
Children’s Data Network to grow with help from Hilton Foundation
The groundbreaking project’s new funding will allow it to gather information on foster youths.
How housing affects HIV risk
New grant will allow USC researchers to examine how a move to permanent housing changes social networks among the homeless in Los Angeles.
Scholar seeks secrets of long life
Murali Nair visits centenarians around the world, exploring lifestyle factors that may promote longevity.
McCroskey guides effort to improve juvenile detention facilities
Child welfare expert favors therapeutic treatment in a less threatening environment.
She engineers a new path to social work
Shinyi Wu melds two interests as the newest faculty member of the USC School of Social Work.
Gov. Brown honors Trojan for child welfare research
The assistant professor has worked with other researchers and state leaders to link massive sets of data on child welfare and well-being.
Study aims to help both mother and child
Ferol Mennen will test a group therapy approach to treating depressive symptoms and improving parenting skills among mothers in Head Start.
Book sheds light on social work in agencies and communities
Two faculty members at the USC School of Social Work are hoping to bring renewed attention and energy to a wider perspective of the field in a new book.
Kathleen Ell wins lifetime achievement award
Kathleen Ell has received the Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers for exemplary contributions to the field of health and mental health research and practice
Duo breaks down big data to advance research
Researchers at the USC School of Social Work are developing a repository to integrate data across state and local agencies to improve services for families.
Video game provides lift for wheelchair users
For individuals who rely on self-propelled wheelchairs, upper body injuries can be catastrophic.
New USC director sets his sights on service members
Retired U.S. Army Col. Carl Castro is looking forward to tackling the toughest problems confronting military service members and veterans at USC.
USC school leads effort to ID social work’s Grand Challenges
The USC School of Social Work has kick-started a national Grand Challenges initiative to identify and highlight the most serious societal ills that social work can — and should — address.
Peer navigators may help mentally ill take charge of their health
John Brekke of the USC School of Social Work is looking at ways to improve how individuals with serious mental illness interact with the complex health care system.
Project tests efficacy of community liaisons in health care realm
A new project tests whether community members trained to provide health information effectively improve outcomes among the underserved population.
Visiting scholars connect with USC researchers
When Hongbo Li came to the USC School of Social Work from China as a participant in the school’s popular Visiting Scholars program, she expected to put her head down and grind away at her dissertation research.
Social Work hosts international conference on mental health
Hundreds of leading social work researchers, clinicians and policymakers convened to discuss the latest breakthroughs in health and mental health during a recent international conference led by the USC School of Social Work and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
Summer institute draws top scholars on Hispanic drug abuse
A group of scholars gathered at the USC School of Social Work to participate in a summer institute designed to strengthen their ability to tackle substance abuse among vulnerable Hispanic populations.