Susan L. Wampler
Susan L. Wampler is a Los Angeles-based communications specialist.
Stories by Susan L. Wampler:
Nonprofit director sharpens her social justice leadership skills with online master’s
Priscilla Hung has been a vital force for positive social change for nearly 25 years.
Overcoming rejection, physical therapy student soars in hybrid, equity-focused program
Ebonee Stephens wanted to become a physical therapist since she was 10 years old, but that seemed nearly impossible in a field where only 5% of practitioners are Black.
Fighting to improve the well-being of people with HIV
David “Jax” Kelly, a student in the online Master of Public Health program at Keck School of Medicine of USC, is honing his expertise in fostering healthy communities to further his role as a champion and counselor.
Trojan works to increase affordable housing in the Heartland
Air Force veteran’s business partner — his daughter — suggested he go back to school. USC was the right fit.
The importance of studying health data that represents everyone
The American Life in Real-time project includes numbers from vulnerable and historically underrepresented populations to help improve health care across the board.
Architect builds expertise in equitable, sustainable urban planning at USC Price
The school provided the perfect opportunity for Colin Montoute to develop his passion creating public spaces that enable civic relationships and economic opportunities to thrive.
USC Marshall student awarded scholarship to develop first library dedicated to Haitian studies
Out of nearly 1,000 applicants, Sylverain was one of just 41 recipients this year of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.
Two-time USC master’s alum works to improve medical access across Inland Empire
USC Price’s online Executive Master of Health Administration program allowed Don Larsen to expand his career horizons — and his impact on the community.
After long career in medicine, USC Price alum looks to change the field from the top down
An Executive Master of Health Administration degree from USC led Joseph Maslak to his new post as chief medical officer at a Florida hospital.
Students tackle climate change in global simulation conference
Teams focus on subjects such as deforestation, clean technologies, carbon trading and offsets, ocean health and population control.
Hospitality director embraces sustainable solutions at USC Bovard College
Heather Heleloa, who is pursuing her online master’s in hospitality and tourism, uses her program knowledge to explore lasting environmental changes in the industry.
Study finds more than 9 million excess life years lost during COVID pandemic
Life-years lost from premature mortality were distributed almost equally across elderly and younger adult populations in the first year of the pandemic.
Risk of opioid overdose appears higher in older Americans, USC study indicates
One in 10 adults were at risk of overdose, with older Americans relying on high doses of opioids more than younger adults, researchers found in a national sample of prescription claims.
Alumna Amylee Amos helps fight Alzheimer’s with nutrition
Inspired by faculty members at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, the onetime theater major now works to help people live more healthfully.
Private investigator explores criminal justice issues at USC Bovard College
While Kelani Dungca started out as an HR recruiter, employers quickly picked up on her inquisitiveness and tenacity — skills she’s strengthening through USC’s online program.
Traditional Chinese hangover cure seen as potential Alzheimer’s disease treatment
Japanese raisin tree’s leaves may help USC researcher in the fight against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, PTSD, anxiety and other conditions.
Fascists foiled in 1940s L.A.: USC historian tells the cautionary tale
Steve Ross recounts the story of a man who helped to thwart sabotage ignored by the FBI and local law enforcers.
‘College knowledge’ helps students prep for higher education
USC Rossier’s long-running SummerTIME program focuses on tools, information, motivation and education needed by aspiring college applicants.
USC summit launches multi-pronged partnership to end homelessness in LA
From housing and supportive services to business and technology solutions, panelists outline framework for tackling one of society’s most intractable problems.
Case Foundation CEO encourages risk taking in philanthropy
The foundation’s ‘Be Fearless’ campaign values five principles, including experiments and making failure matter.
USC Athletics hits its highest fundraising total ever
With $300 million raised, the department’s Heritage Initiative meets its Campaign for USC goal.
USC Trustee Ray Irani pledges support for residential college
The $20 million gift endows a student community that integrates living and learning as well as faculty chairs and student support at USC.
USC Price centers convene national forum on initiatives aimed at poor
The two-day event looks at a renewed potential for ‘place-based’ work in neighborhoods across the country.
USC recruits renowned leaders in molecular research
The appointments of Raymond C. Stevens and Peter Kuhn signal a new era in life science advances at USC Dornsife.