The Learning Sciences Team

The Learning Sciences Team provides a suite of curriculum and instruction services to faculty and administrators that includes instructional design, medical illustration, educational technology, video production, and strategic planning for MD program classes, faculty development, and the Keck Next Curriculum Renewal Initiative. The team is comprised of two learning scientists, a medical illustrator, and medical videographer that work closely with the other members of the Department of Medical Education to support the educational mission of the Keck School of Medicine.

In partnership with the Associate Dean for Curriculum and the Vice Dean of Medical Education, the Learning Sciences Team recently developed a winning grant from the American Medical Association to develop a Digital Health Literacy curriculum for the UME-GME-CME continuum as part of the “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” initiative.

Our Team


Ronan Hallowell, EdD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education
1975 Zonal Ave. KAM 214
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 442-0476
hallowel@usc.edu

Daniel Novak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education
1975 Zonal Ave. KAM 214
Los Angeles, CA 90033
323-442-0475
dnovak@usc.edu


Amanda Frataccia
Managing Art Director and Medical Illustrator
1333 San Pablo Street, KAM 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9111
(323) 442-0482
fratacci@usc.edu

Nigel Lizaranzu
Digital Media Specialist
Learning Sciences Team
1975 Zonal Ave. KAM B10
Los Angeles, CA 90033
lizaranz@usc.edu