USC Healthy Campus

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What is USC Healthy Campus?

USC Healthy Campus is a comprehensive, collaborative, and long-term strategy that emphasizes the value of employee and organizational health and well-being. USC Heathy Campus has formed partnerships to develop, implement, and institutionalize practices, policies, and environments essential for sustainable change, making the healthy choice the easy choice.

Vision: USC will be a model healthy campus with a culture of health & well-being.

Mission: To collaborate with campus and community partners to create and sustain a campus culture that infuses health & well-being into all policies, practices, systems, and environments.

Healthy Campus Leadership Team


Felicia A. Washington
Senior Vice President,
Human Resources, Equity, and Compliance


Lara Hilton, PhD
USC WorkWell Center


Julie Chobdee
Associate Director,
Health & Well-being Program
USC WorkWell Center

Healthy Campus Advisory Committee

The USC Healthy Campus Advisory Committee consists of USC faculty, staff, and community partners who serve as a driving force in supporting health & well-being and collaborate to ensure culture change by:

  1. Providing leadership, guidance, priorities, communications, and action for the Healthy Campus strategy.
  2. Leading or participating in subcommittees to recommend, plan, and implement projects while continually reporting progress and accomplishments.
  3. Serving as a network hub and aligning and integrating health & well-being into campus practices and operations.

Healthy Campus Subcommittees

The Healthy Campus subcommittees are cross-functional teams consisting of faculty and staff who provide valuable support and expertise in developing and implementing actionable projects and recommendations to promote culture change.

Join a Subcommittee!

USC faculty and staff can volunteer for any of the following subcommittees at any time. Getting involved is a great way to earn service credit, advance your professional development, and engage in leadership roles.

Physical Activity


  • Shanon Plosser,
    Assistant Professor Of Clinical Physical Therapy,
    USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
  • Robbin Howard,
    Associate Professor Of Clinical Physical Therapy,
    USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Description: Create an inclusive community focused on social connection and belonging.


  • Patrick Cates,
    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs,
    USC Marshall School of Business
  • Glenn Fox,
    Lecturer of Entrepreneurship,
    USC Marshall School of Business

Description: Create a balanced work-life environment for USC faculty and staff.


  • Atia Satar,
    Associate Professor,
    Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • Kim Goodman,
    Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education,
    USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


  • Lindsey Pine,
    Dining Dietician,
    USC Hospitality
  • Cary Kreutzer,
    Instructional Professor of Clinical Gerontology and Pediatrics,
    USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology & Keck School of Medicine

Description: Create a sustainable physical environment and infrastructure that support health & well-being (promotes activity, enables social connection, improve health and productivity, fosters equity).


  • Yogi Matharu,
    Assistant Professor Of Clinical Physical Therapy Associate Chair Physical Therapy Clinical Services,
    USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
  • Angie Young,
    Instructional Designer,
    USC Bovard College

Description: Provide communications and marketing support for all Healthy Campus activities.


  • Karla Sifuentes,
    Communications/ Marketing Coordinator,
    USC WorkWell Center


  • Chantal Young,
    Director, KSOM Office of Well-being; Director, Medical Student Well-being; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences,
    Keck School of Medicine
  • Cynthia Ryan
    Assistant Director, Clinical Services,
    USC WorkWell Center

Description: Create financial literacy and financial health-related education at USC.


  • Janna Wong,
    Senior Lecturer, Business Communication,
    USC Marshall School of Business
  • Peter Cardon,
    Professor of Clinical Business Communication,
    USC Marshall School of Business

Description: Serve as an expert resource to measure the impact and outcomes of healthy campus activities and provide evaluation/ technical support for Healthy Campus.


  • Lara Hilton,
    USC WorkWell Center
  • Tom Valente,
    Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences,
    Keck School of Medicine

Making USC a healthy place to work, learn, and live.

Contact Julie Chobdee, Associate Director, Health & Well-being Program, to get involved.

Original Content:

The cornerstone of the Health & Well-being Program is an initiative that aims to incorporate health and well-being into the daily work life of faculty and staff to ensure a healthy campus for all. USC Healthy Campus will elevate health, well-being, and quality of life for faculty and staff by offering resources, learning opportunities, and programs, and by collaborating with campus and community partners to infuse health and well-being into practices, policies, services, and learning, teaching, and working environments.

These efforts will be made possible with support from Healthy Campus Champion and Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Equity, and Compliance Felicia A. Washington, WorkWell Center Director Dr. Lara Hilton, an Advisory Committee made up of faculty, staff, and administrators, and Associate Director, Health & Well-being Program Julie Chobdee, and in collaboration with USC’s Culture Journey.

Based on committee input and employee interests, various workgroups will be formed, and priority projects identified.

Want to stay in touch to learn more about the workgroups and get involved? Contact Associate Director, Health & Well-being Program Julie Chobdee.