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. Our team is available to assist you with requests for specific medical departments or areas of research no matter your deadline.

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

For COVID-19 requests, please visit our expert database or 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   

  • Cardiology  
  • Ear, nose and throat 
  • Dermatology  
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Hepatology 
  • Internal medicine 
  • Neurology 
  • Ophthalmology
Mary Dacuma 

Senior Manager, Media Relations   

  • Anesthesiology 
  • Cancer 
  • Endocrinology and diabetes 
  • Geriatrics 
  • Hematology 
  • Infectious diseases 
  • Palliative care 
  • Men’s health 
  • Nephrology 
  • Radiology  
  • Rheumatology  
  • Toxicology 
  • Urology 
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital 
Gabriella Robison 

Specialist, Media Relations   

  • Emergency medicine
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Spine 
  • Surgery 
  • Transplants 
  • Women’s health 
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.