About

Improving population and public health - at the intersection of research and action in communities.

The Department of Preventive Medicine’s mission is broad and encompassing, reflecting the expansive scope of population and public health sciences.

Over 100 faculty work across a broad research portfolio while fostering partnerships across the University, local and global organizations, and communities for a truly transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. The department consistently ranks among the nation’s top public health schools in funding from the National Institutes of Health. 

Home to highly active centers and institutes and a wide variety of research studies, work in the department serves to advocate for and inform community and organizational action. 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.

The department offers undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral education and training programs that nurture students to become public health leaders in their communities and around the world.

USC medical leaders promote social justice as key step toward healing society’s ills