Founded in 1978 and positioned in the prestigious Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Department of Preventive Medicine aims to improve population health, locally and globally, through research and education.

Unique in its collaborative nature and transdisciplinary approach to education and research, University of Southern California’s Department of Preventive Medicine addresses the expansive scope of population health and preventive medicine.

Founded in 1978 and positioned in the prestigious Keck School of Medicine of USC, the department has grown to support more than a hundred faculty working across a broad research portfolio to investigate addiction, cancer, diabetes, environmental health, health policy, community health and more, and consistently ranks among the nation’s top public health schools in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Home to USC’s degrees in public health sciences, the department offers undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral education and training that nurture students to become public health leaders in their communities and around the world.

Making Strides in Research

The Department of Preventive Medicine has made many noteworthy contributions to the understanding of public health and disease etiology, treatment and prevention. Learn more about the department’s research.

Working Across Disciplines

The department excels in its transdisciplinary approach to research, a strategy hallmarked by the integration of biologically and behaviorally motivated hypotheses, advanced technology, extensive study populations and more. Learn more about the department’s multidisciplinary centers, collaborations and institutes.

Local to Global in Focus

In addition to significant work in USC’s surrounding communities in Los Angeles and the United States, the Department of Preventive Medicine conducts research and provides educational opportunities in more than a dozen countries around the world.

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1977. Learn more about our history. Students: 1009 (472 Undergraduate majors and minors; 435 Masters and 102 Doctoral) Faculty: 129, including 88 full-time faculty

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Mission & History

Educational Mission The Department of Preventive Medicine’s educational mission is to train medical, graduate and undergraduate students regarding the most current knowledge of disease etiology

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The Department of Preventive Medicine leads cutting-edge research in a range of human and public health topics that affect our local communities as well as

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