Healthy Habits Webinar Series

USC faculty and staff have spent the last year adjusting to a new normal of teaching, working, learning, and living. As on-campus activities begin to resume, many face the challenge of maintaining current work and personal life routines, and healthy habits and environments.

This past fall’s Healthy Habits Webinar Series, hosted by the Center for Work and Family Life (CWFL), featured expert partners across campus as they provided strategies and resources to help navigate the transition and recovery from pandemic life while continuing or establishing long-lasting healthy habits. Watch a replay of the sessions below.

For questions, contact Julie Chobdee, Health & Well-Being Program Manager, CWFL, at

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Healthy Habits Webinar Series Team

The Healthy Habits Webinar Series is presented to you by the following USC Center for Work and Family Life team:

Lara Hilton

Julie Chobdee
Health & Well-being Program Manager

Suzzane Huynh
Health & Well-being Coordinator

Jessica Zamora
Health & Well-being Intern

Megan Tran
Health & Well-being Intern

Karla Sifuentes
Communications / Marketing Intern

The USC Center for Work and Family Life thanks the following partners for their collaboration:

  • Campus Wellness and Education
  • Center for the Changing Family
  • Department of Psychology
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Health Plans
  • Hospitality
  • HR Benefits
  • Keck School of Medicine
  • Mindful USC
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Recreational Sports

Previous Sessions

March 16, 12:00 p.m. – Healthy at Home Habits

The current pandemic has disrupted our lives in so many ways. USC faculty and staff have spent the last year adjusting to a new norm of working, learning, and living at home. This current health crisis and resulting adverse economic situation has disrupted our daily habits and routines both personally and professionally. This session aims to support the physical and mental health and well-being of our campus community by providing strategies and resources to help you navigate through the pandemic and its aftermath.

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Julie Chobdee, MPH
Center for Work and Family Life, Health & Well-being Program

Dr. Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D., MFT, CEAP
Center for Work and Family Life

Lindsey Pine, MS, RDN, CLT

Mike Munson
Recreational Sports

Dr. Marissa Marchioni, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS
Occupational Therapy

Alice Chen, MBA, MHA
Health Plans

June 17, 12:00 p.m. – Preparing for Change and Transition

The opportunity to be in-person again in the coming months is exciting! At the same time, this means we will be adjusting the ways we have organized our personal and professional lives over the past year. As we transition into new routines and norms, there may be uncertainty and anxiety. This session will provide practical tools for you, including some that will help you identify and support colleagues who are struggling with the new norm and change.

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Special Guests/Opening Remarks

Felicia Washington, JD
Senior Vice President,
University HR, Equity, and Compliance

Lara Hilton, PhD
USC Center for Work and Family Life


Cindy Ryan, PhD, MFT, CEAP
Program Manager, UPC,
USC Center for Work and Family Life

Angela DiBlasi, LCSW, PCC
Program Manager, HSC,
USC Center for Work and Family Life

Allen Weiss, PhD
Director of Mindful USC,
Mindful USC

July 1, 12:00 p.m. – Creating Healthy Habits for Home and Work

Creating and sticking to healthy routines is not easy, especially during this time. But it can be done! Join us for an interactive session on ways to start or continue healthy habits at home, at work and while commuting! We’ll provide a variety of ideas so you can tailor a self-care action plan for yourself.

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Julie Chobdee, MPH
Health & Well-being Program Manager,
USC Center for Work and Family Life

Patricia Graberek, PhD
Adjunct Professor,
Department of Psychology

July 15, 12:00 p.m. – Family Care Support and Resources

For some, the pandemic has resulted in new caregiving responsibilities for dependents. Planning ahead will ensure some peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Learn ways to continue to take care of your family and resources available to you.

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Jessica Ayala, MSW, LCSW, EAP
Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
USC Center for Work and Family Life

James Nicholas, JD, MSW
Associate Clinical Social Worker,
USC Center for Work and Family Life

Darby Saxbe, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
USC Center for the Changing Family

Olivia Sanchez, EML
Child Care Program Administrator,
HR Benefits

July 29, 12:00 p.m. – Workplace Safety, Hygiene, and Office Setup

USC is committed to the safe and healthy of our Trojan community as we prepare for a return to in-person activities. Find out what’s being planned to help you adjust your work environment, office set up, and resources to keep you safe on and off campus.

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Marissa Marchioni, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy,
USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice

Angela Christopher, M.Ed
Occupational Health and Safety Supervisor,
Environmental Health and Safety

Karla Hill
Employee Health Program Manager,
Environmental Health and Safety

August 12, 12:00 p.m. – Social Reconnection: What changes? What stays the same?

While we are excited to see our colleagues and students after a lengthy “stay at home” order, it can also be daunting to return to socializing at pre-pandemic levels. Learn how to ease back into relationships while maintaining personal boundaries and ways to advocate for changes in your environment.

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Quade French, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and Consultant,
Campus Wellbeing and Education

Chantal Young, PhD
Director of Medical Student Wellness,
Keck School of Medicine

August 26, 12:00 p.m. – Wellness Perks and Benefits

USC has many perks and benefits available to support employee work life and well-being. Find out what new and existing programs and resources are available to you to improve your health, manage your finances, and discounts for you to explore!

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Awilda Bregand
Director of Benefits Administration,
USC Human Resources

Alice Chen, MBA, MHA
Assistant Director,
USC Health Plans

September 9, 12:00 p.m. – Healthy Food and Fitness on Campus

As we head back to campus, there are many ways to eat healthfully and stay active! Join us to learn how to find healthy meal options on and around campus and ideas for bringing your lunch to work. Stay active around campus with programs and resources available to you.

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Lindsey Pine, MS, RDN, CLT
Registered Dietitian,
USC Hospitality

Karrin Moldrem
Fitness Coordinator,
USC Recreational Sports

Tommy Mavritsakis, MS
Fitness Specialist,
USC Recreational Sports

September 23, 12:00 p.m. – Living a Sustainable Lifestyle

Living a sustainable lifestyle is important to both our campus community and our planet. Learn ways that USC is incorporating sustainability into various aspects of campus life and how you can do so in your everyday life.

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Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant,
USC Office of Sustainability

Joshua Sierra
Sustainability Program Specialist,
Office of Sustainability/LA Memorial Coliseum