mosqueda_lauraLaura Mosqueda, MD was appointed Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on May 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment as 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 national and international expert on elder abuse and neglect. She has testified in front of Congress and has been invited to the White House several times to discuss elder justice initiatives. She has taken the lead on landmark studies to identify forensic markers of abuse and neglect. Mosqueda created the nation’s first Elder Abuse Forensic Center in 2006, a model that has been replicated across the United States. She works with community partners to implement changes that cross medical, social, mental health and criminal justice systems. She is the director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, a $2.95 million 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.