January 18, 1942 - November 13, 2016 Susan Preston-Martin, a former faculty member at USC's Dept. of Preventive Medicine, died at her home on Sunday morning. Susan grew up in Swarthmore, PA. She received a BA in Psychology from Swarthmore College and continued to earn a Ph. D. in Epidemiology at UCLA. Susan went on to be the first woman Fellow at USC. She joined the faculty in 1974 and remained as a professor until her retirement in 2006. She was admired by her colleagues and also played an instrumental role as a mentor to many junior faculty. Susan loved traveling, good food, hiking and swimming at the UCLA rec center. She is survived by her husband, David, her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer & Alex Borja, her stepsons and daughter-in-law, Chris Williams, Coburn & Jill Williams, as well as her four loving grandchildren-Austin, Zoe, Taylor & Nicholas.
Published in Los Angeles Times from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2016.