Contact Media Relations


Please contact our media relations team to coordinate interviews, photo shoots or filming with Keck Medicine of USC physicians or clinical researchers. 

Please note that stories involving patients require advance HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) consent, as required by federal law. In addition, any media visit to our facilities requires advance approval and an escort by a member of our team. 

Click here for news and updates.

Meg Aldrich 

Associate Administrator, Corporate Communications

  • Corporate communications  
  • Executive communications 
  • Hospital operations 
  • Issues management 

Media Relations Team

Cynthia Smith 

Director, Media Relations    

  • Ophthalmology
  • Family medicine 
Mary Dacuma Ferguson

Senior Manager, Media Relations   

  • Cancer 
  • Geriatrics 
  • Hematology 
  • Palliative care 
  • Radiology  
  • Rheumatology  
  • Urology
Gabriella Robison 

Specialist, Media Relations   

  • COVID Recovery Clinic 
  • Emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology and diabetes
  • Heart health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology 
  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopaedics and sports medicine 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Spine 
  • Surgery 
  • Transplant
  • USC Arcadia Hospital 
Laura Nuño 

Specialist, Media Relations

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology 
  • Digestive Health
  • Ear, nose and throat 
  • Hepatology
  • Pathology
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Toxicology
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital 
Alison Bell Rainey 

Specialist, Media Relations  

  • Special projects 
  • Writer/editor  


For Film & Television Filming Requests

Jessica Reynolds

Filming Coordinator, Media Relations  



Contact Keck School of Medicine of USC Media Relations 

To coordinate interviews pertaining to Keck School of Medicine student events, issues, Office of the Dean or other faculty queries at the Keck School, please visit this page.