Meet the Health Promotion Strategy Team

The Office for Health Promotion Strategy supports the University of Southern California with health promotion that advances public health, student learning and the unique USC experience.

The office serves as the foundational “backbone” for the USC Student Well-being Collective Impact, and it oversees the Community Health Organizers, among a number of other campus well-being initiatives.

Paula Swinford, MS, MHA, CHES


Diane Medsker, BA

Senior Learning and Training Specialist

Oliver Tacto, MSW, MPH, DSW, CHES

Associate Director, Communication

Lauren Cook Martinez, PhD

Senior Biostatistician

Andrea Moore, BA

Health Promotion Specialist

Elissa Hawker, MPH

Health Promotion Specialist