David Sloane

David Sloane


Ph.D. in History
Syracuse University

Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, 313
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Curriculum Vitae


Urban history, community health planning, health disparities, cultural landscapes


David Sloane is a professor in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Dr. Sloane researches issues related to community health, public safety, and commemoration from both historical and contemporary perspectives. He has written extensively about neighborhood level institutions and activities, especially related to food systems, street gangs, and public memory. Much of his work explores issues of collaboration and change, looking at how community advocates can mobilize to affect their environments, and thus their well-being. He has written two books and edited a third, as well as publishing many articles in professional journals. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MA and Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Professor Sloane serves as an associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association. He currently serves on board of directors of the Los Angeles Regional Planning History Group, and did so formerly on the boards of the Vernacular Architectural Forum and the Community Health Councils, Inc.

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Selected Publications:

Sloane, D., Lewis, L. B., Galloway-Gilliam, L., Flynn, G., Park, A., & Tucker, P. (Forthcoming). The Community Health Council Model of Change: A Place-Based Approach to Addressing Obesity in South Los Angeles. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Review.

Lowery, B. C., & Sloane, D. (2014). The Prevalence of Harmful Content on Outdoor Advertising in Los Angeles: Land Use, Community Characteristics, and the Spatial Inequality of a Public Health Nuisance. American Journal of Public Health, 104(4), 658-664.

Sloane, D., Hennigan, K. M., Maxson, C. L., Kathy A, & Vindel, F. (2014). Identifying High-Risk Youth for Secondary Gang Prevention. Journal of Crime and Justice, 37(1), 104-128.

Hennigan, K. M., & Sloane, D. (2013). Improving Civil Gang Injunctions. Criminology & Public Policy, 12(1), 7-41.

Lewis, L. B., Robertson, P. J., Sloane, D., Lee, H., Galloway-Gilliam, L., & Nomachi, J. (2012). Trust in a Cross-Sectoral Interorganizational Network: An Empirical Investigation of Antecedents. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 41(4), 609-631.

Lewis, L. B., Sloane, D., Robertson, P. J., Nomachi, J., & Galloway-Gilliam, L. (2012). Developing Networks for Community Change: Exploring the Utility of Network Analysis. Community Development, 43(2), 187-208.

Sloane, D. (Ed.). (2012). Planning Los Angeles. Chicago: American Planning Association.

Sloane, D. (2012). Alcohol Nuisances and Food Deserts: Combating Social Hazards in the South Los Angeles Environment. In J. Sides (Ed.), Post-Ghetto: Reimagining South Los Angeles (pp. 93). Berkeley: University of California Press.

Sloane, D., & Choi, H. (2011). Social Capital and Crime. In N. Brooks, K. Donaghy & G. Knaap (Eds.), Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning (pp. 230). New York: Oxford University Press.

Sloane, D. (2010). Landscapes of Health and Rejuvenation. In W. Deverell, & G. Hise (Eds.), A Companion to Los Angeles (pp. 438). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bostic, R. W., Lewis, L. B., & Sloane, D. (2009). The Neighborhood Dynamics of Hospitals as Large Land Owners. In R. W. Bostic (Ed.), The Impact of Large Landowners on Land Markets (pp. 65). Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Sloane, D. (2008). A (Better) Home Away From Home: The Emergence of Children’s Hospitals in an Age of Women’s Reform. In M. Gutman, & N. De Coninck-Smith (Eds.), Designing Modern Childhoods: History, Space, and the Material Culture of Children (pp. 42). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Sloane, D., Bostic, R. W., & Lewis, L. B. (2007). The Neighborhood Dynamics of Hospitals as Land Owners. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper.