Todd William Schneberk

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Director of the Gehr Student Innovator's Program

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Todd Schneberk is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Faculty Co-Director of the USC Keck Human Rights Collaborative and Director of the Gehr Center Student Innovators Program. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center and his fellowship in health policy and research at UCLA. He is the EM residency Social Emergency Medicine Coordinator and is passionate about incorporating social justice and human rights in emergency care. His research has demonstrated gaps in the care of Opioid use and disorder patients and the need for incorporation of harm reduction practices in the Emergency Department. He has worked extensively with displaced persons in Tijuana, Mexico since 2015, performed forensic evals for asylum cases with Physicians for Human Rights on both sides of the border including numerous Migrant Protection Protocols (Remain in Mexico) clients in Tijuana, and testified in front of Congress regarding the health effects of the Migrant Protection Protocols. His current research and advocacy projects span immigration and border health policy, hospital-based violence intervention programming, carceral health, opioid use disorder and medication assisted treatment access.


  • Real-World Dispensing of Buprenorphine in California during Prepandemic and Pandemic Periods Healthcare (Basel). 2024 Jan 18; 12(2). . View in PubMed
  • A qualitative analysis of internal medicine residents’ experience with substance use disorder education and training: a pilot study J Addict Dis. 2024 Jan-Mar; 42(1):63-70. . View in PubMed
  • Interrupted Time Series Analysis: Patient Characteristics and Rates of Opioid-Use-Disorder-Related Emergency Department Visits in the Los Angeles County Public Hospital System during COVID-19 Healthcare (Basel). 2023 Mar 29; 11(7). . View in PubMed
  • BMC Prim Care. 2023 06 24; 24(1):130. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of Didactic Training on Barriers and Biases to Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Meeting the Ongoing Needs of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Department during the COVID-19 Pandemic Healthcare (Basel). 2022 Nov 29; 10(12). . View in PubMed
  • Quality Indicators for High-Need Patients: a Systematic Review J Gen Intern Med. 2022 09; 37(12):3147-3161. . View in PubMed
  • The Impact of an Experiential Social Medicine Curriculum in an Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program: Mixed-methods Curricular Evaluation West J Emerg Med. 2022 12 29; 24(1):83-88. . View in PubMed
  • A Structural Competency Framework for Emergency Medicine Research: Results from a Scoping Review and Consensus Conference West J Emerg Med. 2022 09 12; 23(5):650-659. . View in PubMed
  • Medical Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Justice-Involved Health Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Sep 30; 9(10). . View in PubMed
  • Shifting the Paradigm: Patient-Centered Emergency Department Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Ann Emerg Med. 2021 07; 78(1):80-83. . View in PubMed
  • Continued Trauma: A Thematic Analysis of the Asylum-Seeking Experience Under the Migrant Protection Protocols Health Equity. 2021; 5(1):277-287. . View in PubMed
  • Interpersonal and Structural Violence in the Wake of COVID-19 Am J Public Health. 2020 11; 110(11):1659-1661. . View in PubMed
  • Opioid prescription patterns among patients who doctor shop; Implications for providers PLoS One. 2020; 15(5):e0232533. . View in PubMed
  • Undocumented Patients in the Emergency Department: Challenges and Opportunities West J Emerg Med. 2019 Aug 12; 20(5):791-798. . View in PubMed
  • Reflections: A Social Emergency Medicine Call to Arms: Promoting the Adoption of Social Emergency Medicine Practices Ann Emerg Med. 2019 11; 74(5S):S17-S18. . View in PubMed
  • Assessment of Racial/Ethnic and Income Disparities in the Prescription of Opioids and Other Controlled Medications in California JAMA Intern Med. 2019 04 01; 179(4):469-476. . View in PubMed
  • Building Immigration-Informed, Cross-Sector Coalitions: Findings from the Los Angeles County Health Equity for Immigrants Summit Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):431-435. . View in PubMed
  • Dialysis in Undocumented Patients: Death on the Doorstep of the Emergency Department: May 2018 Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club Ann Emerg Med. 2018 May; 71(5):650-651. . View in PubMed
  • Dialysis in Undocumented Patients: Death on the Doorstep of the Emergency Department: Answers to the May 2018 Journal Club Questions Ann Emerg Med. 2018 10; 72(4):496-503. . View in PubMed
  • The Supply of Prescription Opioids: Contributions of Episodic-Care Prescribers and High-Quantity PrescribersAnn Emerg Med. 2018 06; 71(6):668-673. e3. . View in PubMed
  • J Emerg Med. 2017 Mar; 52(3):332-340. . View in PubMed
  • HOT WAX JEMS. 2015 Sep; 40(9):44-752. . View in PubMed
  • Herpes zoster ophthalmicus extending to the palate West J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan; 16(1):169. . View in PubMed
  • The transition from stiff to compliant materials in squid beaks Science. 2008 Mar 28; 319(5871):1816-9. . View in PubMed