CREATE Welcomes New Senior Fellows

Randolph Hall, CREATE Director, announces selection of two new senior fellows, Larry Palinkas and Lucio Soibelman of the University of Southern California.   With the addition of Palinkas and Soibelman, CREATE has expanded its expertise in disaster resilience.   

Dr. Lawrence Palinkas is the Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. He also holds secondary appointments as Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Population and Public Health Sciences at USC. A medical anthropologist, his primary areas of expertise lie within mental health services research, preventive medicine, and cross-cultural medicine. 

Dr. Lucio Soibelman is the Fred Champion Estate Chair in the USC Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Dr. Soibelman’s research focuses on use of information technology for economic development, construction management, process integration, knowledge discovery, and advanced infrastructure systems.

“CREATE’s research focuses on reducing and mitigating threats and emergencies, including those that are malevolent, unintentional and naturally occurring,” said Hall.  “Larry Palinkas and Lucio Soibelman add to CREATE’s expertise in understanding how disasters can be prevented and mitigated through both human resilience and infrastructure resilience.”

CREATE fellows are researchers whose scholarship has contributed to the understanding of risk, behavioral, economic and decision analysis of threats and emergencies that jeopardize lives and livelihood, or jeopardize the environment. CREATE Senior Fellows are selected through nomination and review by a faculty committee.

For further information on CREATE’s new research directions, click here.  

For more information on CREATE’s fellows see our USC Fellows and External Fellows pages.

Posted April 18, 2022