Harmony Rhoades joined USC as a postdoctoral research associate in 2010. She was previously a pre-doctoral trainee in the UCLA Service Systems for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Research Training Program. Her research interests include the intersection of numerous social and biological factors that may influence health outcomes, including housing and homelessness, social networks, gender, sexuality, mental health, and substance use..
As Research Faculty, Rhoades is an active collaborator with prominent faculty dedicated to understanding and ending homelessness and improving health and mental health for marginalized populations. She has served as Co-Investigator on several NIH-funded research projects focused on homelessness, social relationships, aging, substance use, mental health, and sexual and gender minority populations.