Jane Steinberg, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences

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Jane K. Steinberg, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Sciences and Public Health in the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Trained as a behavioral scientist, her research focuses on determinants of multiple risk behaviors (alcohol/drug use, tobacco and cannabis use) among youth, and the development of effective programs and policy responses to reduce health risks and achieve health equity. Dr. Steinberg also serves as the Director of Public Health Practice for the department. She is currently a co-investigator on a HRSA workforce development grant to develop a career pipeline for MPH students into public health sector careers through scholarships, workforce training, mentorship and career placement opportunities. Dr. Steinberg received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, and her MPH and PhD in Community Health Sciences from the University California, Los Angeles.


  • University of Southern California: Faculty Mentoring Award for Graduate Students, 2019


  • Partners in vaccination: A community-based intervention to promote COVID-19 vaccination among low-income homebound and disabled adults Disabil Health J. 2024 Feb 05; 101589. . View in PubMed
  • Proximity to Cannabis Retailers and Recent Cannabis Use among a Diverse Sample of California Adolescents Subst Use Misuse. 2024; 59(5):643-650. . View in PubMed
  • Surveying Adolescents During a Pandemic: Comparison of Adolescents Recruited via Social Media vsSchools. Prev Sci. 2023 Dec 01. . View in PubMed
  • The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Problematic Alcohol and Drug Use Trajectories and the Moderating Role of Social Support Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 02 06; 20(4). . View in PubMed
  • Associations between Local Jurisdiction Ordinances and Current Use of Cannabis Products in California Adolescents Subst Use Misuse. 2022; 57(3):373-379. . View in PubMed
  • Testing mediational processes of substance use relapse among youth who participated in a mobile texting aftercare project Subst Abus. 2022; 43(1):1-12. . View in PubMed
  • Longitudinal Tracking of Vape Shop Compliance With State Business Regulations Within Southern California Ethnic Neighborhoods During the COVID-19 Pandemic Eval Health Prof. 2021 03; 44(1):87-92. . View in PubMed
  • Locations of licensed and unlicensed cannabis retailers in California: A threat to health equity? Prev Med Rep. 2020 Sep; 19:101165.. View in PubMed
  • A Tobacco Control Framework for Regulating Public Consumption of Cannabis: Multistate Analysis and Policy Implications Am J Public Health. 2020 02; 110(2):203-208. . View in PubMed
  • Tobacco Retail Licensing and Youth Product Use Pediatrics. 2019 02; 143(2). . View in PubMed
  • Impact of gang involvement on drug use trajectories among a sample of California drug injectors Journal of Drug Issues. 2019; 4(49):593-606. . View in PubMed
  • No-smoking policy in Russia: awareness and perceptions among Bashkortostan adolescents Current Addiction Reports. 2018; 1-9. . View in PubMed
  • Implementation of HPV vaccination guidelines in a diverse population in Los Angeles: Results from an environmental scan of local HPV resources and needs Vaccine. 2017 09 05; 35(37):4930-4935. . View in PubMed
  • Examining treatment outcomes: differences between primary and non-primary marijuana using youth among youth transitioning into recovery J Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse. 2017; 4(26):1-12. . View in PubMed
  • Crime, HIV & Health: Intersections of Criminal Justice and Public Health ConcernsSanders, B. , Thomas, Y. , & Griffin-Deeds, B. , Eds. Risky sexual behavior and negative health consequences among incarcerated female adolescents: implications for public health policy and practice. 2013; 63-79. . View in PubMed
  • Public Health Practice: What WorksFielding, J. , & Teutsch, S. , Eds. STDs/HIV in the adult film industry: workplace practices and the need for regulation. 2013; 355-374. . View in PubMed
  • Crime, HIV & Health: Intersections of Criminal Justice and Public Health ConcernsSanders, B. , Thomas, Y. , & Griffin-Deeds, B. Eds. 2013; 63-79. . View in PubMed
  • High Chlamydia and gonorrhea incidence and reinfection among performers in the adult film industry Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Jul; 38(7):644-8. . View in PubMed
  • Methamphetamine use and high-risk sexual behaviors among incarcerated female adolescents with a diagnosed STD J Urban Health. 2011 Apr; 88(2):352-64. . View in PubMed
  • AIDS education and training program for homeless shelter staff Health Education Quarterly. 1993; 4(29):447-453. . View in PubMed
  • A proposal for strengthening medical school training in STD prevention techniques Public Health Rep. 1991 Mar-Apr; 106(2):196-202. . View in PubMed