Case Class

Case Teaching & Analytical Tools




The USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) is the first university center of excellence funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Case Class with CREATE

Dr. Terry O'Sullivan discusses with Bell High School students how bioterrorism
is a public health sector issue more than it is a military issue.


Supported by USC CREATE's outreach initiative, high school students learn about public health issues, and how more far-reaching public health policy is critical to homeland security.


How can we prepare for CIDO - a Catastrophic Infectious Disease Outbreak?
... What are the ethical issues of putting hospital staff on the front line as first responders to bioterrorism?

Terry O'Sullivan, a postdoctoral research fellow on staff at CREATE, discussed risk factors and surge capacity with students from Bell High School, Franklin High, and Los Angeles High as part of multiple CALIS case class series held in Summer 2005.

In this special project for the High School Case Teaching Initiative, our CALIS partner teachers prepared a class of students to attend case classes at USC. Professors conducted a case discussion and follow-up at the next session in the series with responses to webboard posts by students.

This session was part of the VIP Day Case Class
supported by a grant from the European Commission