Laura Mosqueda, MD was appointed Interim Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on October 6, 2017. Prior to her appointment as Interim Dean, Dr. Mosqueda, a Professor of Family
Medicine and Geriatrics and a Professor at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, served as Associate Dean of Primary Care and the Chair of Family Medicine.
An accomplished physician and researcher, Dr. Mosqueda is a widely respected authority on geriatric and family medicine, elder justice and care of older adults and underserved. She was the
president of the national association of academic geriatric programs and completed a two-year leadership scholars fellowship through the California HealthCare Foundation. She serves as the
director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, a federally-funded initiative which focuses on information regarding policy, research, training, and resources related to the neglect and
exploitation of older adults for policymakers, professionals, and the public. She is the principal investigator of several studies on elder mistreatment with funding from the Department of Justice, National Institutes of Health, Administration for Community Living, and the John A. Hartford Foundation. She has contributed numerous publications to peer-reviewed journals and served as co-editor on four books about geriatric medicine. Her academic expertise also includes medical education curricula design, development and implementation.
In addition to Dr. Mosqueda’s leadership in clinical care and research, she has been actively involved in the educational mission of the school. During her academic tenure, she has mentored medical students, graduate students, residents and clinical fellows. She is the faculty advisor for several student groups and precepts interprofessional health care students at a homeless shelter on Skid Row. She oversees the primary care initiative for students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.